Working closely with two advisers, the program director and a faculty member specializing in a key area of arts and culture, you identify your educational goals and shape your own curriculum of journalism, communications and arts courses.
Total credits: 36
|AJC 602||Arts Reporting|
Research skills, assessment of information, interviewing, economics of nonprofits, interpreting data. Issues such as copyright, public art policy, the arts and urban redevelopment. Introduction to local culture scene.
|MND 605||News Writing and Reporting*|
Gather news and information for storytelling on multiple platforms: reporting, writing for print, introduction to taking photos, shooting video, capturing audio, using social media. Learn traditions, responsibilities of a free press, ethics, plagiarism, libel.
|MND 602||Journalism Ethics & Diversity |
Key ethical and diversity issues confronting journalists on all media platforms: digital, magazine, news, and social media. Evaluation of journalism standards and practices, especially when interests of audiences and revenue conflict. Case studies and media criticism.
|AJC 606||Feature & Critical Writing|
Writing intensive with focus on news judgment, story-telling and fluency in forms of arts journalism. Professional publication expected. Encompassing all forms of culture.
|AJC 615||Cultural Issues I|
Readings and discussions of news and current issues in the arts. Cross-discipline presentations by scholars and artists. Skill seminars in online writing and branding.
|AJC 616||Cultural Issues II|
Readings and discussions of news and current issues in the arts. Cross-discipline presentations by scholars and artists. Skill seminars in preparing story pitches and working with editors.
|COM 698||Media Law|
Problems in media law, including libel, privacy, fair trial/free press, obscenity.
|AJC 611||Literature of Arts Journalism|
Reading, analyzing and discussing examples of arts journalism. Includes architecture, film, music, theater, pop culture, TV, visual arts, and more. Emphasis on contemporary forms.
|AJC 621||Practicum: NYC Arts||0 credits|
|AJC 636||Culture Media Practicum***|
Required to support and provide learning context for internship at media or nonprofit arts institution. Professional ethics and workplace protocols. Career development.
|AJC 631||Capstone Arts Writing Workshop|
Capstone experience for graduate Arts Journalism majors. Students will research, write, and revise substantive works of arts journalism in workshop environment.
* Students with substantial journalism background may petition to substitute a suitable elective.
** Additional graduate courses in architecture, film, fine arts, music or theater, as well as journalism, communications and writing courses.
***AJC 636 can be repeated once. Students who wish to take this class as an elective in the fall semester in addition to the required spring section, may do so with permission of their advisor.