Rock Valley College
closeup of typewriter and notebook on desk

Multimedia Journalist

This is a certificate program within Mass Communication.

About the Certificate

Graduates of our 32-credit Multimedia Journalist Certificate Program are prepared to write and produce a wide range of media projects including: news articles, public service announcements, documentaries, TV news reports, public relations campaigns, and podcasts.

Course Information

Multimedia Journalist #3975 (32 credits)

Number Title
  STU-103 Workplace Ethics
  COM-113 Intro to Public Relations
  COM-119 News Writing
  COM-120 News Editing
  COM-130 Intro to Mass Communication
  COM-140 Writing for Multimedia
  COM-156 Audio Production I
  COM-157 Video Production I
  COM-218 Broadcast Performance
  COM-221 Photojournalism
  COM-296 Documentary Production
  COM-298 Mass Communication Internship

Admission Requirements

How to Apply

You are encouraged to meet with our Academic Chair to ensure a seamless pathway through the Mass Communication program and certificates.

The Academic Chair for RVC Mass Com is Jerry LaBuy M.F.A. His office is located in the Mass Com production facility, which is on the lower level of the ERC building on the main campus.

For more information or to set up a department tour or meeting, please contact Jerry LaBuy directly at 

What can I do with this degree?

Potential Careers & Wages 

Certificate graduates have secured jobs such as Assignment Editor, PR Representative, Reporter, Media Writer, News Anchor, Photojournalist, Radio Host, and News Producer.

Program Pathways 

Students should meet with a Career Advisor to develop a clear academic pathway leading to a seamless transfer experience. For additional possibilities that may require an advanced degree or certification, make an appointment with a Career Advisor

Most of the courses in this certificate program have IAI transfer codes. Students are highly encouraged to pursue both an Associate of Arts degree and bachelor's degree in order to increase their opportunities for long-term employment. Students should consult with the Mass Communication Department Chair or an RVC Career Advisor. 

Related Offerings