Integrated Media

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Integrated Media

The print and electronic media industries are undergoing rapid changes resulting from the explosion of new technologies. Digitization has forced previously separate media industries to merge. Today’s media professionals must be comfortable handling a variety of production and journalism tasks across multiple media platforms. This includes traditional media forms like newspapers, magazines, film, radio and television, but also includes the emerging online, mobile and social media technologies.


BHSU offers a flexible plan of study that can be adapted to individuals’ needs and career goals. The Integrated Media emphasis is designed to give all students a broad understanding of contemporary mass media and their place in society; as well as basic proficiencies in writing, audio and video production, and in print and online design. In addition, students gain valuable hands-on experience producing for various campus media throughout the program.

Students will work closely with academic advisors to design customized plans of study, choosing from a variety of courses to fit their educational and career goals.

Integrated media graduates will find careers in writing, print and online publishing, reporting and editing, television and radio, multimedia production, and designing online, mobile and social media applications.

*Current students, please refer to the DegreeWorks Dashboard in MyBHSU to confirm your major/minor requirements.



Q: How does a non-traditional Mass Communication major from Black Hills State University end up working at the premier underground research facility in the U.S.?

A: “In my case it was through an internship. At the time the Sanford Lab communications department was looking for interns who could help produce a video about the facility. It was the professors who recommended that I apply for the internship.”

MATT KAPUST, CLASS OF 2010,
MULTIMEDIA EMPHASIS
CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR AT SANFORD UNDERGROUND LAB

FIND YOUR CAREER

There are employment opportunities in a variety of sectors:
» Advertisement
» Audio/Video Specialist
» Broadcaster
» Commercial Photographer
» Creative/Art Designer
» Drone Photographer
» Filmmaker
» Fine Art Photographer
» Graphic Designer
» International PR Specialist
» Journalist
» Logo Designer 
» Multimedia Specialist
» News Editor/Writer
» Photojournalist
» Portrait/Wedding Photographer
» PR Agent
» Reporter
» Speech Writer
» Science Outreach Specialist
»Social Media Content Photographer
» Studio Product Photographer
» Radio Announcer
» Wed Designer

GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

JACKET JOURNAL AND BHSU MEDIA.COM

Open to all BHSU students, the Jacket Journal newspaper is an award-winning campus organization. Several 400-level labs and the Jacket Journal staff produce a hard-copy newspaper as well as the student campus media online website BHSUmedia.com. Editorial, production, photography, and advertising staff positions are available each semester. Contact Mary.CatonRosser@BHSU.edu to learn more.

THE BUZZ FM

Bringing the best and only alternative to Spearfish, S.D. The Buzz is the university’s student run radio station. Students from any background or major are welcome. Contact Scott.Clarke@BHSU.edu to learn more or tune in to 89.1 and 90.7 FM to listen.

KBHU-TV

Students experience television broadcasting by servicing the campus with informational and entertaining programs. Contact Scott.Clarke@BHSU.edu to learn more.

PUBLIC RELATIONS CLUB

BHSU Public Relations club is a professional development group for students focused on career enhancement, community involvement, conferencing, competition, and networking for internships and careers across the country. The group has regional and national affiliations that provide many opportunities for students to network with professional organizations, such as Public Relations Society of America. Contact Mary.CatonRosser@BHSU.edu to learn more.

SHUTTERBUZZ

Whether students are photography majors or simply someone who enjoys photography as a hobby, this organization is open to all. Get involved in regional or national trips, fundraisers, and small adventures for photographers at every level. Shutterbuzz is a student-run organization that brings photographers together. Contact Skott.Chandler@BHSU.edu to learn more.

Contact Info

Dr. Scott Clarke
Scott.Clarke@bhsu.edu
Phone: (605)642-6750
BHSU.edu/MassCommunication

Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799