The broadcast concentration equips students to do the reporting, editing and visual storytelling that are crucial to success in top-level television markets. Students also learn about the growing interdependence of broadcasting with Internet media, as well as radio and the many cross-over skills it provides for television careers.
The visual media concentration equips students with the artistic, technical and business skills needed to harness the power of images and succeed as a visual journalist. Students are prepared to blend traditional techniques — still camera work and print media — with newer expressions such as blogging, podcasting and digital visual documentaries.
The writing and publishing concentration equips students to find news, report it, write it, edit it and illustrate it with photos and graphics — whether in print or digital formats — for newspapers, magazines or online media outlets.
The cross-cultural media concentration gives journalism students the specific skills, training, sensitivities and language preparation needed to interact with and understand people from various cultures — advantageous for those who plan to work as internationally or in culturally diverse settings.
Journalism is an important calling — one that involves seeking truth, exposing injustice, crafting compelling stories and maintaining high ethical standards. In Biola’s journalism and integrated media major, you’ll learn reporting and storytelling from experienced faculty and media professionals. At the same time, you’ll get real-world journalism experience in one of the world’s largest and most influential media centers.
As a journalism and integrated media student, your courses will aim to provide Christ-centered, interactive experiences in the areas of in broadcasting, cross-cultural and visual media, and writing and publishing. Degree program learning highlights include:
Many career possibilities in areas like international affairs, publishing, sports and media await future graduates of Biola's journal and integrate media program. You can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in professions such as:
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s journalism and integrated media program offers several key advantages:
Biola journalism and integrated media graduates have gone on to rewarding media careers throughout the United States. Professional highlights include:
In the journalism major at Biola University I am developing into an expert storyteller through a state-of-the-art education in writing, photo, video and online content. It is through this program that I have learned how to be a journalist who pairs curiosity with integrity, using media not to obscure, but to reveal the Gospel.”