Digital Media at College of San Mateo - Associate in Arts Degree: Journalism
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AAMajor in Digital Media: Journalism

CSM’s Journalism program provides a robust learning environment where hands-on experience and training in media ethics prepare students for further study and careers in media industries, or for personal enrichment. Students work on The San Matean, the awardwinning campus newspaper and website, in real-world exploration of how media function. Among the skills they develop are reporting, editing, news photography, online editing, video reporting and page design. Students can earn an AA in Journalism or Certificate of Achievement as part of the new integrative digital media curriculum that combines offerings from several disciplines.

The program can help students pursue an array of career opportunities, including work for advertising agencies, corporate communications departments, magazines, news agencies, newspapers, publishing companies, and radio/television stations. Specific career opportunities include advertising copy writer, biographer, columnist, correspondent, editor, editorial assistant, editorial writer, freelance writer, interviewer, journalist, legislative assistant, novelist, photographer, press/public relations officer, proofreader, radio/television announcer or writer, reporter, and science, speech, or technical writer.

The Digital Media degree with a Journalism concentration readies students for transfer to four-year journalism programs or to enter media industries. Students are provided a rich exploration of media issues, ethics and other vital journalism basics, including reporting, newswriting and editing. Students learn to collaborate and work on multiple media platforms while participating on the program’s First Amendment newspaper and website.

Degree Requirements

Complete General Education and other requirements listed for Associate degree and

Major requirements: 24 semester units

A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.

DGME 100 Media in the Society 3 units
DGME 101 Writing Across the Media 3 units
DGME 113 Digital Video Production 3 units
DGME 118 Digital Audio Production 3 units
DGME 167 Web Design I 3 units
DGME 260 Newswriting and Reporting 3 units
DGME 261 Advanced Newswriting and Reporting 3 units
DGME 265 Newspaper and Online News Production 3 units