Concentration in Media Design

Where would we be without designers? For example, designers think about and produce how the words and visuals in a website appear together, how the pages of a magazine or newspaper look, or how the information in a flyer or poster is presented.

This is an important job because the design of a page or a website can look enticing and make people want to read the content on the page, or it can make readers want to leave a page quickly because they are frustrated by being confronted with confusing information.

Students interested in designing for the media are welcome to belong to the international student Society of News Design, housed in MSU’s School of Journalism.

Students would complete 12 credits for the Media Design Concentration from the following options:

  • JRN 345 (3 credits) Images and Messages
  • JRN 336 (3 credits) Designing for Media
  • JRN 436 (3 credits) Design for Web and Mobile Devices

Complete three additional credits from the following course options:

  • JRN 336 (3 credits) Designing for Media
  • JRN 492 (3 credits) Special Topics, if applicable and with advisor approval
  • JRN 487 (6 credits) Study Abroad - Creative Journey Barcelona to Berlin

Questions about this focus area? Schedule an appointment with your advisor.