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Tuition Fees:$19,241 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Campus:Cairo Campus
Application Deadline: March 2021
Programme Overview

The journalism major involves the merging of the current print and broadcast sequences into a single (multimedia) journalism stream that exposes students to, and provides them with, basic skills for operating on all journalistic “platforms,” e.g. print, broadcast and the Internet. It also provides an intensive grounding in the basic reporting and writing skills needed for all aspects of journalism. Woven through the curriculum is a strong focus on journalism ethics and responsibility, as well as the important role journalism plays in a vibrant society.

The major is structured as a building process that moves students from the initial broad exposure to the field of mass communication and the essentials of writing in the JRMC core, to the development of journalistic writing and reporting skills. The entire sequence will be consciously infused with a visual sensibility.

The Multimedia Journalism major converges the disciplines of traditional and new media into a single stream which exposes students to and trains them to print, broadcast, digital and citizen journalism.

The major stresses basic news gathering, reporting and writing skills for multi-platform delivery, with a particular emphasis on the instantaneous dissemination advantages of social media.

The major is structured as a building process that moves students from the initial broad exposure to mass communication. The focus is on the essentials of media ethics and responsibilities and creating media professionals who will compete in any terrain around the world.

Before declaring a MMJ major, students must complete 24 credits of university coursework, complete RHET 2010 with a grade B or better, and an English Proficiency Test.

MMJ majors are not permitted to have a major in CMA or IMC. Students must complete a minimum of 120 credits for the Bachelor of Arts degree in MMJ, of which no more than 48 credits can be in MMJ and another 65 of their total credit hours must be in Humanities and Social Sciences.


**Core Curriculum (40 credits)
JRMC Core (12 credits)
– Introduction to Mass Communication (3 cr.)
– Media Writing (3 cr.)
– Multimedia Writing and Production (3 cr.)
– Mass Media Ethics and Responsibility (3 cr.)
– Multimedia Journalism Major (33 credits)
– Media Literacy in the Digital Age (3 cr.)
– Photography Foundations 1 (3 cr.)
– Multimedia Journalism Lab: The Caravan (3 cr.)
– Data for Media (3 cr.)
– Research for Journalists (3 cr.)
– TV Scriptwriting and Production (3 cr.)
– Studio Production: AUC TV (3 cr.)
– Digital Storytelling (3 cr.)
– Media Law and Policy (3 cr.)
– Audio Production (3 cr.)
– Multimedia Reporting Capstone (3 cr.)

Choose One of the following Electives in the Major (3 credits)
– Journalism Editing and Design (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Visual Communication (3 cr.)
– Public Opinion, Persuasion and Propaganda (3 cr.)
– Photojournalism and Documentary Practices (3 cr.)
– Reporting and Writing in Arabic (3 cr.)
– Feature and Magazine Writing (3 cr.)
– Internship (3 cr.)
– Newsroom Editing and Management (3 cr.)
– Camera and Editing Workshop (3 cr.)
–  Online Journalism (3 cr.)
– Media Economics (3 cr.)

General Electives/Minor
Depending on the number of credit hours needed to complete 120 credits required for bachelor’s degree from AUC, MMJ majors are required to select elective courses leading to a minor in an area that will complement their major, including Rhetoric and Writing, Middle, Middle East Studies, Arabic Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology or the Arts. Double Majors are exempt. Selections should be made in consultation with your major advisor.

Admission Requirements

The university and the Egyptian Ministry of Education require that all students joining AUC undergraduate program complete a minimum of twelve years of primary and secondary education prior to enrollment in university courses. Applicants must provide proof, that they have completed at least twelve years of education.

All undergraduate degree-seeking admission applicants are required to submit official secondary school academic transcripts, and certificates. Applicants who have attempted post-secondary studies must also submit official academic transcripts, and/ certificates from each post-secondary school attended regardless of whether they have earned credit or seek transfer credit. All academic records not in English or Arabic must be accompanied by certified English translations.

All undergraduate degree applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting valid Academic IELTS, or International TOEFL or completed college-level English coursework.

Non-Egyptian Applicants and/or their sponsors must provide official evidence indicating that a minimum of $36,000 is available to cover the tuition, fees, travel, and living expenses for the first year of study at the University’

Application Process
Application Fees for Egyptian Students: $84
Application Fees for International Students: $84

How to Apply
1- Submit the online application form. (Application is available online only). The application can be renewed from the fall to the spring semester of the same academic year only. A new application should be submitted for a new academic year.
2- Fulfill the requirements of your secondary school certificate. The most common secondary school certificates accepted by AUC are listed below. The minimum cut-off scores for each certificate may change from one semester to another according to University requirements. Having the minimum academic requirements does not grant you an offer of a place but rather ensures entry to the selection process.
– Thanawiya Amma
– German Abitur
– IGCSE/GCSE/GCE British Certificate
– International Baccalaureate
– French Baccalaureate
– American High School Diploma
– Canadian Certificates
– Other Certificates

1. Late submission of admission credentials decreases your chances of declaring science and engineering majors because places in these programs are limited.
2. Check that you have fulfilled all the University’s language requirements, as demonstrated by your TOEFL/IELTS scores.
– Results of the TOEFL/IELTS exams may be sent directly to the admissions office. AUC’s code number is 0903
– Both tests should be completed no more than two years prior to the first day of the term for which you are applying for admission
– English placement depends on your TOEFL/IELTS test scores
– Students who believe their placement in the ELI is not appropriate for their level of English proficiency are encouraged to re-take the TOEFL or IELTS. AUC does not offer “exemption” exams of any kind
– The deadline to submit improved English placement test scores is the last working day before the first day of classes each semester

3. Check that you have submitted all required documents by the set deadlines. Your application and a final admission decision will be pending the submission of all these documents. Applications submitted after the set deadlines will be considered according to space availability.
4. Provisional Admission: AUC considers the most academically qualified applicants for provisional admission if they earned excellent grades or submitted the necessary documents prior to the set deadlines.
5. Final acceptance will be given after submitting your final transcript and proof of graduation by or before the assigned deadlines.

About the Application Deadlines:
**Spring Semester (American system) which begins in January and ends in early May, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline October 1, 2020.
**Fall Semester (American system) which starts in late August and ends in late December, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline March 1, 2021.

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Tuition Fees for Egyptian Students: $19,241
Tuition Fees for International Students: $21,858

**Tuition Fee per year for Egyptian Students: 305,827EGP ($19,410)
**Tuition Fee per year for International Students: 347,424EGP ($22,050)
– The tuition rate is based on a flat rate of $647 for Egyptian students per credit hour and $735 for international students per credit hour.
– Tuition fees for Egyptian students may be paid in Egyptian pounds according to CIB (Commercial International Bank) exchange rate on the day of payment. Tuition fees for international students must be paid in US dollars.
– Tuition fees are collected each semester. No student with an outstanding bill (including charges for breakage or library fines) will be admitted to any examination, given any certificate or report of academic standing, or be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Firas Al-Atraqchi
Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries