Multimedia Journalism

Advising & Overview

Advising | Overview

Advising

Mentoring and advisement is an essential part of the program. Students meet with faculty and the program director to ensure that educational and vocational goals are being met. Prospective students are urged to consult via email with the program director, Senior Lecturer Chris Harvey, to talk about courses: charvey@umd.edu. Graduate coordinator Serap Rada may also be of assistance: sdrada@umd.edu

Admitted students are required to maintain continuous enrollment for courses as outlined in the plan of study. Graduate School policy stipulates a five-year Time Limitation for completing a graduate certificate. Circumstances may arise when students cannot continuously dedicate time to the program. In such cases, students making satisfactory progress may receive a Waiver of Continuous Registration or Leave of Absence. The time taken on an approved leave of absence is not included in the time limitation for degree completion.

Overview

GC-Multimedia Journalism is a 12-credit (four 3-credit course) program designed for professional communicators to learn the skills and concepts needed for digital storytelling across media platforms, particularly the Internet and mobile devices. The program features seminar-style, face to face instruction provided by UMD faculty and experts in the field. Courses meet Saturdays at the College Park campus, in Knight Hall, a high-tech building that combines classrooms, multimedia labs, offices, and professional journalism centers in an inviting, open space. 

Classes meet Saturdays at the College Park campus, in Knight Hall, a high-tech building that combines classrooms, multimedia labs, offices, and professional journalism centers in an inviting, open space. 

GC-Multimedia Journalism uses the semester academic calendar: fall and spring semester (16 weeks each). The program can be completed in nine to 18 months of study. Students may register for one or two courses (3 to 6 credits) in the fall semester and one or two courses (3 to 6 credits) in the spring.

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