We live in an information-rich society where those who have the knowledge and skills to discover, present, visualize and process information will lead the way. Creighton’s new Department of Journalism, Media and Computing is a cutting-edge, forward-thinking department that prepares graduates for success in this information-rich world by melding programs in Journalism, Graphic Design and Computer Science. The JM&C curriculum is designed so that basic courses and collaborative experiences with faculty provide a strong foundation in writing, design and programming. Within the majors and tracks, students build on this broad understanding to specialize in majors in Journalism (with tracks in Advertising, News, Public Relations, Photojournalism, and Video & New Media), Graphic Design, Digital Design & Development, and Informatics & Computing Science. The Department of Journalism, Media and Computing is committed to providing students with the ethical foundation, latest tools and methodologies, collaborative learning experiences and opportunities outside the classroom to apply their knowledge and skills.
The key to success in today’s highly competitive world of Advertising is a combination of writing, strategy, graphics, and an understanding of the digital communications environment. Our Advertising Track offers students a well-rounded curriculum as well as hands-on experience through our innovative Soup Line program in which students work as a team under faculty guidance to create an advertising campaign for a nonprofit organization. Students gain significant work for their portfolios, master the use of social media and learn to think like entrepreneurs. Our strong internship program gives them a head-start on their careers.
Creighton’s News Track prepares students for a changing professional environment through a combination of rigorous instruction in writing, reporting and editing with experience in convergent technology. Careers in all forms of news demand that students develop a command of social media, graphic design and the digital environment as well as traditional skills such as writing and interviewing. Our news majors also work on our award-winning student newspaper, the Creightonian and the Creightonian Online. Our strong internship program that offers students in a variety of writing, editing and design opportunities gives them a head start on their careers. They can write, shoot and edit a documentary as part of the summer international Backpack Journalism Program in such countries as the Dominican Republic or Uganda. The Backpack Journalists also blog and write stories about the people and culture they experience for a multimedia website.
Creighton’s Photojournalism Track prepares students for the world of photojournalism through sophisticated instruction in still and video photography. The track provides instruction in shooting and editing still and video images. Facilities include a photo studio and video equipment. Students can work on the award-winning student newspaper, the Creightonian and Creightonian Online while our strong internship program gives them a head-start on their careers. They can write, shoot and edit a documentary as part of the summer international Backpack Journalism Program in such countries as the Dominican Republic or Uganda. The Backpack Journalists also blog and write stories about the people and culture they experience for a multimedia website.
Public Relations Track
Public Relations students at Creighton prepare for diverse careers in this field including corporate and nonprofit communications, event planning, media relations, employee communications and fundraising through a well-rounded program emphasizing writing, strategic thinking, graphic design, event planning and use of social media. From their first class, they do real work for real clients and develop strong portfolios that help them get internships and jobs. The Public Relations Student Society of America chapter connects PR majors with professionals in Omaha and elsewhere. PR majors gravitate to leadership positions on campus that further prepare them for this field and they find internships in athletics, the arts, education, politics, major businesses and nonprofits that give them strong career experience before they graduate. This track is also an excellent pre-law major because of its emphasis on writing and advocacy.
Video & News Media Track
Students in the Video & New Media track prepare for careers in today’s digital media world where all forms of media converge on the Internet. Our strong video, graphic design and still photography courses help students learn to communicate in the dynamic digital world. This is an excellent track for anyone who seeks a career in broadcasting or working online. Students can get valuable experience with the award-winning student newspaper, the Creightonian and the Creightonian Online. They can write, shoot and edit a documentary as part of the summer international Backpack Journalism Program in such countries as the Dominican Republic or Uganda. The Backpack Journalists also blog and write stories about the people and culture they experience for a multimedia website.
Really like writing, photography, or videography Find designing and editing in the digital world fascinating Are interested in using your skills both on- and off-campus
Most JM&C majors who want jobs in their fields find them within a few months of graduation although individual experiences vary. Creighton’s overall reputation in combination with strong writing, computer science and design programs as well as faculty assistance promote job placement. In addition, JM&C alums all over the country are willing to assist recent grads who move to their cities.