Journalism and Multimedia Arts
We are Thinkers, Doers, Designers, Strategists, Storytellers.
The Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts is home to majors in Multiplatform Journalism, Strategic Communication in Public Relations and Advertising, and Digital Media Arts.
Our students are thinkers and doers. They are strategists and storytellers. Our department is portfolio- oriented and students venture into the professional world with tangible proof of their accomplishments, skills and potential, not just a transcript. Our students have worked as interns with every major media organization in Western Pennsylvania, including The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Magazine, all four network affiliate broadcast stations, leading companies in Strategic Communication, such as Brunner and Elias/Savion Advertising, as well as the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers, Penguins and Riverhounds.
JMA Public Relations and Advertising alumni oversee media strategy and production for the Pittsburgh Penguins, UPMC Healthcare, the National Football League Players Association and Edelman Worldwide.
JMA Journalism alumni work as reporters and editors at leading local news organizations, including National Public Radio.
JMA Digitial Media Arts alumni design and develop web strategy and web applications for firms such as American Eagle.
An increasing number of JMA graduates become entrepreneurs, and our program is actively affiliated with Pittsburgh’s startup community.
Our graduate alumni can be found working for a variety of organizations from the Dallas Cowboys as part of their United Game Day Fan Club Staff, to a user-experience visual designer for Dick’s Sporting Goods.
A student who completes a degree in the Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts understands strategic thinking and can apply what they know across a variety of platforms from print to broadcast, and from social media to video.
A Note From Dr. Dillon - The JMA Department Chair:
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