BS In Digital Media And Journalism
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type Residential
Next Start Date Aug 23, 2021
Transfer Credits Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Accreditation Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC
Learning and Career Outcomes
Degree Highlights
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Reach Audiences from Any Platform with Liberty University’s Digital Media and Journalism Degrees

Are you excited about the idea of using your professional talents to inspire, inform, entertain, or move an audience? By pursuing Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Digital Media and Journalism, you will have the opportunity to learn about your favorite type of media and how to start your career in media and journalism.

With your digital media and journalism degree, you will choose 1 of 9 different concentrations, allowing you to specialize in the unique area of media that interests you most. So if you want to become an audio engineer, news anchor, sportscaster, journalist, radio host, television personality, videographer, social media manager, or something else within the world of media, we have the degree to help you get there.

Why Choose One of Liberty’s Digital Media and Journalism Programs?

At Liberty University, our mission is Training Champions for Christ, so we strive for excellence in all that we do. Here are some of the things you can look forward to in your digital media and journalism program:

  • Each of your courses will be integrated with biblical principles so you can learn to incorporate Christian ethics into your profession and be a leader of integrity.
  • Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This means you can have confidence that your program has met rigorous accreditation standards and will help you land your dream job.
  • Your professors have years of real-life digital media and journalism experience to share with you. Plus, they care about your progress spiritually – as well as academically – and are committed to praying for you and mentoring you.
  • You are guaranteed hands-on experience in your field and networking opportunities with a required practicum and internship.

Digital Media and Journalism Specializations

Audio – Live Production

Audio – Music Recording

Audio – Post Production

Church Media Production

Digital Journalism

Entertainment Journalism

Sports Journalism

Video Editing

Video Production

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Highlights of Our B.S. in Digital Media and Journalism Program

  • Our curriculum focuses on experiential and hands-on learning.
  • Learn and train with over $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
  • Build your professional portfolio while working in our radio and television studios, an on-campus sports network, client promotional projects, our student-run public relations firm, and our school newspaper.
  • Our degrees are career-focused. All of our instructors have both academic and professional credentials, with many of them working in their field as they teach. Be confident that you are getting an excellent education taught by current industry professionals.
  • Our degrees stress integrity. As a nonprofit, Christian university, we aim to help raise the next generation of media professionals with unshakable ethics grounded in the Christian faith.

    Digital Media and Journalism Degree Information

    Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

    Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

    • Admission application
    • Admission essay
    • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
    • Official high school transcripts
    • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)

    *Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.

    What Will You Learn in Our B.S. in Digital Media and Journalism?

    One of the best things about our digital media and journalism program is that you get to personalize your degree with one of our unique specializations. You could learn about audio for live productions or music recording, video editing and producing, church media, sports or entertainment journalism, and more!

    In your core major courses, you will learn all the skills you’ll need to excel in media or journalism. Some of the things you’ll study include:

    • Ethical principles for working in the media industry
    • How society and cultures affect media and vice versa
    • How to write for various mediums including the news, social media, and digital formats
    • Television studio production
    • The fundamentals of editing, audio and video production, and media writing
    • The role and responsibilities of the digital producer

    Review the Degree Completion Plan (coming soon), and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

    Featured Courses

    DIGI 310
    DIGI 333
    DIGI 370
    JOUR 220
    The Digital Producer and Director

    Here’s what you’ll learn:

    • Digital program development
    • How to create a show concept from research and development to proposal
    • Network, cable, and web distribution overviews
    • Producer and director job functions
    • Strategies related to news, comedy, talk, reality, and daytime and nighttime drama
    Intermediate Video Production

    Here’s what you’ll learn:

    • The theory and practice in planning, directing, and producing various video productions
    • Skill development and production techniques
    Studio Production

    Here’s what you’ll learn:

    • The positions and equipment involved in studio production, the founding techniques of this craft, and the language and discipline of the studio environment
    • The professional function of the various studio production positions
    News Writing and Reporting I

    Here’s what you’ll learn:

    • A survey of media journalism formats and writing techniques
    • How to write objective news stories, produce copy for broadcast news stories, and create online news stories
    • The basic techniques used by the journalism professional to inform audiences for broadcast and written media
    • The basics of blogging

    Career Opportunities for Digital Media and Journalism Graduates

    • Audio engineer
    • Audio specialist for plays, concerts, sporting events, etc.
    • Blogger
    • Church media specialist
    • Documentary filmmaker
    • Entertainment journalist
    • Entertainment news writer/reporter
    • Ministry program director
    • Music producer
    • News director
    • Newscaster/news anchor
    • Photographer
    • Producer
    • Production manager
    • Radio announcer
    • Radio/television host/co-host
    • Reporter
    • Social media manager
    • Sound engineer
    • Soundboard expert
    • Sports journalist
    • Sportscaster
    • Television personality
    • Video editor
    • Video producer
    • Videographer
    • Virtual reality designer/producer
    • Vlogger
    • Writer/editor for digital content