Portfolio Review

A strong portfolio is essential when it comes to finding a job after graduation. A primary component in your curriculum at Webster is the development of a professional-quality portfolio. Webster faculty members assist you throughout this process and offer suggestions and support.

For Communications & Journalism Students

All students declaring a major within the Communications & Journalism Department (except Speech Communication Studies) complete a portfolio as part of their degree requirements.

Students majoring in Advertising and Marketing Communications, Public Relations and Media Communications must complete a portfolio review with a panel of faculty within their major after they complete the following:

  • EPMD 1000 Introduction to Media Production
  • MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communications
  • 9 credit hours as defined by each major

The portfolio review process enables faculty to gauge the talent, aptitude and potential of the student. It gives faculty members the opportunity to talk with students about their progress and make suggestions regarding program and career goals.

A portfolio is judged on both the quality and presentation of the material. Faculty members consider accuracy, creativity, content and technical expertise in the work presented, and enthusiasm and professionalism of delivery.

Dates for portfolio review appointments are announced each semester. Generally, portfolio reviews are held at the mid-point of each semester. Students should check with their respective department associate for specific dates and times. When it's time to schedule an appointment, it can be done  at www.socadvising.genbook.com or here:

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Journalism majors complete a portfolio of their work as part of the requirement of JOUR 3300 Newspaper Production Workshop. Broadcast Journalism students complete a résumé and résumé tape as part of the requirements for BJRN 4700 Professional Development in Broadcast Journalism.

Students should contact their academic advisors for more specific information about portfolio review requirements.


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For Electronic & Photographic Media Students

All students declaring a major within the Electronic & Photographic Media Department (except Film Production, Animation and Interactive Digital Media) complete a portfolio as part of their degree requirements.

Students majoring in Audio Production, Video Production, Film Studies and Photography must complete a portfolio review with a panel of faculty within their major after they complete the following:

  • EPMD 1000 Introduction to Media Production
  • MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communications
  • 9 credit hours as defined by each major

Students majoring in Interactive Digital Media, Interactive Digital Media, Animation and Film Production must apply and receive approval for a petition to proceed with their senior overview in lieu of a portfolio review.

The portfolio review process enables faculty to gauge the talent, aptitude and potential of the student. It gives faculty members the opportunity to talk with students about their progress and make suggestions regarding program and career goals.

A portfolio is judged on both the quality and presentation of the material. Faculty members consider accuracy, creativity, content and technical expertise in the work presented, and enthusiasm and professionalism of delivery.

Dates for portfolio review appointments are announced each semester. Generally, portfolio reviews are held at the mid-point of each semester. Students should check with their respective department associate for specific dates and times.

Students should contact their academic advisors for more specific information about portfolio review requirements.

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Audio Aesthetics and Technology 314-246-7636
Communications and Journalism 314-246-5935
Electronic and Photographic Media 314-246-6924
Graduate Studies 314-246-7472
Office of the Dean 314-968-7154

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