What will I learn?

Whether you're an experienced journalist or a new media professional, our five-course graduate-level certificate in emerging media and visual reporting can help you further your career.

In this exclusively online program by the Department of Journalism, you will study advanced media technology and digital storytelling techniques for visual reporting.

Additionally, upon consultation with the graduate program director, some courses taken in the certificate program may apply toward a master’s degree in journalism.

Program Requirements




Introduction to Visual Reporting

Digital Media Boot Camp

Visual Storytelling

Emerging Technologies

Social and Cross-Media Storytelling

Which department am I in?

Ball State University

Study options

Online/Distance (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $651 per credit - Basic course cost

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant with a baccalaureate degree not considered the equivalent of that of Ball State University may be considered for probationary admission to a master’s program. An undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale on credit hours earned from the degree granting institution.

For international students

Students must have

  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by its regional accrediting association;
  • Either a cumulative baccalaureate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the latter half of your baccalaureate.

Required Scores for English Proficiency

  • TOEFL 79
  • IELTS 6.5 bands
  • Pearson's PTE 53

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

The university has been named as one of the best institutions in the Midwest for 15 years by the Princeton Review.

  • Over 250 undergraduate, postgraduate & professional programs
  • Industry-standard learning facilities
  • Global alumni network of almost 200,000
  • Student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1