Multimedia Journalism Master's Degree

Learning, networking, and career opportunities

The multimedia journalism master program at Arkansas Tech University is primarily about the story. As a student within the program, you will learn and practice how to find, how to get and how to tell the story in ways that resonate in today’s digital environment. To prepare you for careers in the rapidly changing media landscape, the multimedia program provides diverse production courses in a sequence. In other words, students are required to take at least five production classes from a basic multimedia writing class to the most advanced production class across digital media platforms one after another.

Develop skills to tell stories that engage, inform, and inspire through various media platforms

By getting diverse hands-on experience in auditory, visual, explanatory and narrative storytelling, you will build up the professional-level journalistic and technical skills that the current media industry is seeking. Once completed successfully, you will be ready to take on whatever challenge that comes your way. Besides learning practical skills of a professional journalist, you will also learn how media interact with societies, emerging new media including social media, ethical and legal issues related to news media.

Curriculum Insight

The coursework entails a minimum of 30 credit hours including a professional portfolio project. Among 30 credits hours, 24 required hours are delivered via face-to-face environments. Students can choose 6 elective hours from the list of eight elective classes in which four electives are online classes.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • This program provides diverse hands-on experience opportunities including but not limited to working with professional-level digital production devices, facilities and production software.
  • Projects based hands-on assignments in diverse production courses will guide you master up-to-date storytelling skills and knowledge.
  • Hand-on experience is also available for you by working on university newspaper, radio and TV stations as a reporter, editor, producer, and core staff members.


  • You will achieve fundamental multimedia journalism skills of how to interview, report, script, shoot, and edit compelling stories across all media platforms.
  • Achieve skills to tell a story through combinations of text, picture, audio, video, and infographic.

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

You could work as a(n):

  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Reporter
  • Communication Specialist at various companies

Alumni of our program work at:

  • FOX4 News Kansas City
  • ESPN Arkansas, Arkansas PBS
  • Youth Resource Center in Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree: 

  • Students can pursue a Ph.D. in journalism, communication, or a related field.

Journalism students
Point of Pride

The Multi Media Journalism program produces graduates who lead in communicating stories of all types in video, audio, and digital means.


Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.


Learn More About Multimedia Journalism

In this video, go behind the lens as a multimedia major in television production.