Rose State College’s Mass Communication program prepares students to work in one of many fields within mass communication. Students in the program are fully prepared to transfer to a four-year program and continue work on a degree in print journalism, public relations, desktop publishing, electronic media, advertising, marketing and other mass communication fields.
Graduates of the Mass Communication program will be able to do the following:
- Understand mass communication's history, its related terminology, and its role in and impact on modern society.
- Gather and select information from which to write newsworthy stories at an intermediate level, incorporating Associated Press Style and appropriate grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure.
- Edit stories to conform to Associated Press Style and basic rules of English language.
- Demonstrate the ability to write headlines and lay out publications at an intermediate level.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of and ability to produce video features suitable for broadcast.
Numerous opportunities are available to those who earn undergraduate or advanced degrees in mass communication. Some examples include the following:
- Print media reporter or editor
- Graphic designer
- Public relations practitioner
- Advertising practitioner
- Technical writer
- Professional writer
- Multimedia journalist
- Production management