When you major in Media Communication, you gain knowledge and skills in writing, reporting, public speaking and meeting deadlines – all skills that prepare you well for the real world, no matter your path. With a Media Communication degree, you can become a reporter, a TV anchor, a writer, an editor or a producer, and you’ll also be poised for success in digital media, marketing, public relations, corporate communications and law.
Please review the recommended sequence of courses.
- You’ll receive an iPad, keyboard, microphone and selected apps. This equipment is used throughout your time in the program. The Media Communication major is iPad based.
- Bloomfield College has welcomed such broadcast journalists to campus as Lori Stokes, Gayle King, Soledad O'Brien, and Maurice DuBois.
- You can produce shows for WCBR, the internet radio station. You’ll take classroom trips to media networks such as CBS, NBC and WBGO Radio.
- Bloomfield College students have the opportunity to attend special on-campus events with media experts.
- Bloomfield College Media Communication faculty have won prestigious awards, including one for lifetime achievement.
- Bloomfield College students have attended the IBS Radio Conference in New York City and have been finalists for awards in the categories of ” Best Celebrity Artist Interview”, “Best Specialty Show”, “Best Public Affairs Show” and “Best Interview Show.”
- Bloomfield grads have won documentary film awards and have had their videos featured on non-profit organization websites and conferences.
Students have interned at
Students have interned at:
- Sirius Radio
- The Wendy Williams Show
- Jazz House Kids
- The Office of Congressman Donald Payne
- The “Live with Kelly and Michael” show
You could be...
You could be …
A reporter or TV anchor: Median pay $38,870 per year. Journalists inform the public about news and events. They report the news for newspapers, magazines, websites, television, radio and even social media.
A producer: Median pay $70,950 per year. Producers create television shows, newscasts, movies, live theater, commercials and other productions. They interpret a writer’s script to inform or entertain an audience.
A writer: Median pay $61,240 per year. Writers develop written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, blogs and other types of media.
An editor: Median pay $57,210 per year. Editors plan, review and revise content for publication.
A public relations specialist: Median pay $58,020 per year. Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness.
(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)
Many courses have prerequisites which are listed in the course description. Please be sure that necessary prerequisites have been taken before enrolling in any course.
Only one of COM 212 Voice & Speech Production and COM 213 Oral Interpretation of Literature are required.
Media Communication Recommended Series of Courses
AT BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE EACH COURSE UNIT IS EQUIVALENT TO 4 CREDITS, .5 COURSE UNIT IS EQUIVALENT TO 2 CREDITS.
FOUR (4) GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES MUST BE TAKEN AT THE 200 LEVEL OR HIGHER
ENG 251/252 WILL SATISFY ONE (1) OF THE TWO (2) WRITING INTENSIVE REQUIREMENTS
- B.S.State University of New York at Brockport
- M.A.State University of New York at Empire State College
- A.A.S.Fashion Institute of Technology
- B.A.Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
- M.A.University of Phoenix
- B.A.Pennsylvania State University
- B.A.University of Cincinnati
- M.A.University of Cincinnati
- Ph.D.Howard University
Jeanne Nutter, Ph.D.
Ph.D, Communication, Howard University
M.A., Communication, University of Cincinnati
B.A., Speech and Theater, University of Cincinnati
What I teach:
- Introduction to Mass Communication
- Oral Interpretation of Literature
- Radio and Television
- Voice and Speech Production
- Utilizing Tablet Computers
- Professional Communication
- Public Speaking
Jeanne Nutter, Professor of Communication, is the Coordinator of the Broadcast Journalism Concentration. She has been teaching at Bloomfield College since 2001. Early in her career, she worked in the public affairs department of WNBC-TV and the advertising department of the NBC Radio Network. In 1998, working with Hagley Museum and Library, Dr. Nutter helped create an exhibit and pilot documentary film on P.S. DuPont and the African American School rebuilding program. She has collected over fifty hours of oral histories of African Americans in Delaware. This has resulted in several short films: Littleton Mitchell: Human Rights Warrior, Conversation with Luther J. Porter , Conversation with Jane E. Mitchell: African American Nurse, Conversation with Reverend Maurice J. Moyer: Civil Rights Activist and Conversation, Dr. Eugene McGowan: African American School Psychologist and Community Leader and Edward Loper: African American Painter. A Separate Place: The Schools P.S. DuPont Built, a full-length documentary, has aired on WHYY-TV and won an Honorable Mention in the 2003 Wilmington Film Festival and a Best Video Documentary Production in the 2012 Black International Cinema in Berlin, Germany. She has published Growing Up Black in New Castle County an oral history of African Americans. During 2016 she co-produced a series of six documentary films entitled Voices of the Elders: Stories of African Americans in Delaware. This project was a collaboration between the Historical Society of Delaware and WITN22 -TV. In March of 2002, Jeanne Nutter was inducted into the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame. The Delaware State Education Association awarded Dr. Nutter one of the 2004 Humanities and Civil Rights Awards. In 2015 she was awarded the James H. Gilliam, Jr Humanitarian Award by the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League and in 2016 she was awarded the Oral History of the Mid-Atlantic Region Pogue Award for outstanding and continuing contributions to oral history.
Program Learning Goals (PLGs)
- Identify discipline specific terms, tools, and techniques used in the fast-evolving fields of journalism and communications.
- Use a variety of research techniques, including interviews, to explore different topics.
- Create multimedia projects, for different distribution platforms, using a variety of tools, software, and techniques.
- Utilize appropriate oral and written communication strategies for a given audience, including using Standard American English when appropriate.
- Demonstrate an awareness of ethical decision-making’s impact in the fields of journalism and communications.