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School of Communication

Multimedia Major

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Associate Professor Heather Starr Fiedler teaches students in the multimedia capstone class. | Photo by Andrew Weier

Major in Multimedia

You want a program that combines your love for the web and the flexibility to learn the multiple skills you need today to have a successful career in multimedia. Our multimedia major includes classes in a rich variety of new technologies and traditional journalism to teach you to be adept at writing, web design, online journalism and even audio and video technology.

Students can work with the print or web editions of The Globe, The Cavalcade and other student media. They can also join the campus chapters of professional organizations like the Online News Association.

Multimedia Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the multimedia major include:

  • Desktop/Electronic Publishing
  • Digital Photo Editing
  • Information Graphics
  • Online journalist
  • Publications Production
  • Social Media
  • Video Production and Editing
  • Web Publishing

For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the program guide and School of Communication course descriptions.

Multimedia Internships

Internships are available at a number of media, nonprofit, agency, governmental and corporate locations in the Pittsburgh area and beyond.

Careers in Multimedia

With a B.A. degree in multimedia, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Graphics designer
  • Multimedia reporter/producer
  • Online journalist
  • Page/newsletter/publication designer
  • Social media specialist
  • Web content producer
  • Web editor