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Division of Graphic Communication

General Education Requirements
Division of Graphic Communication
Bachelor of Science Curriculum

Photography
Graphic Design
Print Management
Printing Production Technology Track
Financial Assistance Program
Journalism and Graphic Communication
Endowment Scholarships

Knight and Reeves Endowments

The Division of Graphic Communication offers a four-year curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in graphic communication or the Bachelor of Science degree in graphic design. The curriculum is designed primarily to prepare graduates for successful careers in graphic design, photography, print management, print technology, and allied industries. Focus is also given to students interested in teaching graphic communication in junior colleges and with certification at vocational/secondary schools. The impact of graphic communication upon modern business and industry will be important for students studying art, architectural engineering, technology, journalism, and other disciplines.

Faculty

Division of Graphic Communication
Director
: Arvid Mukes (Associate Dean)
Professor: Todd Bertolaet, F. Todd; Blyden, Vincent A.; Mukes, Arvid V.; Wilder, Kay L.
Associate Professors: Ippolito, Joseph
Assistant Professor: Roberts, Rodney
Director, Recruitment and Retention: Hall, Diane
Associate University Librarian: Woody, Gloria
Director, Career Development Services: Gordon, Yanela

Retention
All students admitted as graphic communication majors, having fulfilled the university admission requirements, must maintain a 2.5 GPA in all graphics and photography courses and earn a “C” grade in all graphic communication electives. A full-time student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of academic work per semester.
Once established as a graphic communication or graphic design major, any student who falls below a 2.0 GPA and/or a 2.5 GPA in graphic  communication courses for more than two consecutive semesters will be placed on academic probation. A student placed on probation must meet with the retention committee which will recommend to the division director conditional reinstatement, full reinstatement or removal from the journalism program. In extreme cases, the division director may dismiss a student on his/her own authority.

Graduation
Students must earn at least 120 semester hours of credit, have at least a 2.4 cumulative GPA, and have a 2.5 GPA in graphic communication and closely related courses to qualify for graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree in graphic communication or a Bachelor of Science degree in graphic design. Students cannot graduate with these degrees unless their GPA meets or exceeds these levels and all other requirements (regular or probationary) are met.

General Education Requirements
 Course Sem. Hrs.
 Communication Skills 6
 Mathematics 6
 Natural Sciences 8
 Humanities 6
 Social Sciences* 6
 Speech
 3
 Total 35
* One course must be AMH 2091

Secondary Emphasis Electives (7-12 semester hours)

Students can select courses from four areas: Print Management, Fine Art, Magazine Design, or Multi-Media. Required courses for all secondary emphasis areas are: GRA 1111 Basic Design Principles and GRA 1433 Basic Computer Operations.

Graphic Communication Minor (18 semester hours))
Any FAMU student may minor in graphic communication by successfully completing a minimum of 18 semester hours in graphic communication courses. All minors must receive approval from the Division Director.

Capstone Projects
In the final semester before graduation, students are required to present a Capstone Project to a panel of professors and graphic communication professionals. The project includes a portfolio of the students’ work accumulated during their years in SJGC.  Majors must pass the capstone project requirements to graduate.

All graphic design, photography, print management, and print technology students must register for the GRA 3935 Graphic Communication Seminar course during their final semester of study to get credit for the Capstone Project. This course is only offered in the fall and spring semesters.    

Transfer Credit       
The Division of Graphic Communication may accept a maximum of six semester hours of graphic communication credit from non-accredited graphics/graphic communication programs and up to 12 hours from accredited programs at the discretion of the dean.


Division of Graphic Communication
Bachelor of Science Curriculum


 Freshman Year Sem. Hrs.
 ENC 1101, 1102 Fresh. Communicative Skills I,II 6
 GRA 1920 Graphic Communication Colloquium 1
 MGF 1106, MGF 1107 Liberal Arts Math I & II 6
 AMH 3571 Afro-American History to 1865* 3
 GRA 1333 Graphic Communication Materials and Processes 3
 GRA 1111 Basic Graphic Design Principles 3
 GRA 3215 Image Acquisition for Printing 3
 PGY 2101 Basic Photography
 3
 Total 28
 *Alternate: AMH 3572, Afro-American History Since 1865 
  
 Sophomore Year 
 GRA 2920 Graphic Communication Colloquium 1
 SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology 3
 HUM 2211 Historical Survey I# 6
 BSC 1005 Biological Science w/Lab 4
 CHM 1030 Intro to Chemistry for Non Science Majors with Lab     43
 SPC 2600 Public Speaking 3
 GRA 2201 Electronic Prepress for Publishing I* 3
 GRA 1433 Basic Computer Operation 3
 GRA 2310 Press and Bindery Processes* 3
 GRA 3521 Internet Publishing and Research
 3
 Total 33
 *In lieu of these courses, photography majors will substitute PGY 3105. Advanced Photography and PGY 3610 Photojournalism.
**    In lieu of this course, graphic design majors will substitute GRA 2508, Color & Color Theory

Alternate:  AST 1002, Astronomy or
PSC 1121, Physical Science

#    Graphic design must take ARH 4410, Modern Art to fulfill 3 out of the 6 required humanities credit hours.
 


Photography
The photography curriculum is highly challenging and demanding, involving a wide variety of courses that will prepare the student for careers in photography as well as business—thus widening his/her career options. Studies and experiences in both technical and creative aspects of the discipline are involved.

Curriculum
 Junior YearSem. Hrs.
 GRA 3921 Graphic Communication Colloquium 1
 PGY 3104 Creative Photography/Special Effects 3
 PGY 3107 Architectural and Large Format Photo 3
 PGY 3110 Color Photography 3
 PGY 3201 Photographic Lighting Techniques 3
 PGY 4111 Advanced Color Photography 3
 ARH 2000 Art Appreciation* 3
 PGY 3650 Documentary Photography 3
 GRA 2801 Computer Graphics 3
 GRA 3940 Industry Overview 3
 GRA 3940 Internship (Optional - Summer Session)
1- 3
 Total28
 *Alternate ARH 3610, American Art  
  
 Senior Year 
 GRA 3935 Graphic Communication Seminar3
 PGY 3220 Commercial Photography Seminar 3
 PGY 4440 Special Problems in Photography 3
 PGY 4471 Portfolio Projects I 3
 PGY 4473 Portfolio Development I 3
 PGY 4801 Electronic Still Photography 3
 PGY 4801 Electronic Still Photography 3
 PGY 4810 Advanced Visual Media Concepts 3
 GRA 2157 Computer Graphics for Designers 3
GRA 3128 Book Design and Production 3
 GRA/PGY Secondary Emphasis Electives
 4
 Total34

Graphic Design
The graphic design curriculum emphasizes the visual impact of business and industrial communications through a wide variety of reproduction methods for newspapers, magazines, manuals, books, annual reports, product packaging displays, and other materials of considerable significance in today’s society. Courses are designed to stimulate the student’s potential for creativity through self-expression in art and design.

 Junior Year Sem. Hrs.
 GRA 3921 Graphic Communication Colloquium 1
 GRA 1206 Typography 3
 GRA 2508 Color and Color Theory 3
 GRA 2801 Computer Graphics 3
 GRA 3545, 3546 Graphic Design I, II 6
 GRA 3118 Publication Design 3
 GRA (Secondary Emphasis)* 4
 GRA 3940 Internship (Optional - Summer Session) (1-3)
 PGY 3110 Color Photography 3
 ARH 4410 Modern Art (humanities substitute) 3
 GRA/PGY Secondary Emphasis Electives
 4
 Total 26
 *Must be selected with approval of advisor. 
  
 Senior Year 
 GRA 2157 Computer Graphics for Designers 3
 GRA 3935 Graphic Communication Seminar 3
 GRA 4119 Package Design 3
 GRA 4941, 4942 Design Practicum I, II 6
 GRA 3746 Applied Illustrations Techniques 3
 PGY 4801 Electronic Still Photography 3
 GRA 3185 Presentations 3
 GRA 4531 Advanced Typography 3
 PHI 4800 Aesthetics 3
 PGY 4220 Commercial Photographing Seminar
 3
 Total 33

Print Management
The print management curriculum is structured to prepare students for positions  in the graphic communication industry, including: print plant manager, production planner, estimator, quality control specialist, production specialist, printing and allied industries salesman, or technical representative for  manufacturers of  industry equipment and/or products.

 Junior Year Sem. Hrs.
 GRA 3921 Graphic Communication Colloquium 1
 GRA 2403 Estimating 3
 GRA 3496 Purchasing and Supply Management 3
 GRA3490 Industry Overiew 3
 GRA 3313 Flexographic Principles and Practices 3
 GRA3497 Plant Layout and Planning 3
 GRA 3700 Quality Control 3
 GRA 3940 Internship (Optional - Summer Session) (1-3)
 ACG 2021 Financial Accounting Principles 3
 MAN 3025 Principles of Management
 3
 Total 28
  
 Senior Year 
 GRA 3921 Graphic Communication Seminar 3
 GRA 3487 Graphic Communication Environment Management 3
 GRA 4433 Print Production Management 3
 GRA 4945 Printing Practicum 3
 BUL 4130 Legal Environment of Business 3
 ENC 3243 Technical Writing 3
 MAN 4301 Personnel Management 3
 MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing 3
 GRA/PGY Secondary Emphasis Electives
 7
 Total 31
  
Printing Production Technology Track
The print production technology curriculum is structured to prepare students for positions in production, supervision, technical sales, quality control, etc. Emphasis is placed on the proper maintenance and care of equipment. Selected courses in management train the student for supervisory positions in a plant.
 
 Junior YearSem. Hrs.
 GRA 3921 Graphic Communication Colloquium 1
 GRA 2321 Screen and Specialty Processes 3
 GRA 2304 Color Separation 3
 GRA 2311 Offset Presswork II 3
 GRA 2403 EstimatingGRA 3202 Electronic Prepress for Publishing II 3
 GRA 3490 Industry Overiew 3
 GRA 3313 Flexographic Principles and Practices 3
 GRA 3128 Book Design and Production 3
 ECO 2013 Principles of Economics 3
 GRA 3940 Internship (Optional - Summer Session)
 (1-3)
 Total 28
  
 Senior Year 
 GRA 3921 Graphic Communication Seminar3
 GRA 3496 Purchasing and Supply Management 3
 GRA 4433 Print Production Management 3
 GRA 4954 Technical Project 6
 ENC 3243 Technical Writing3
 MAN 4301 Personnel Management 3
 MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing 3
 GRA/PGY Secondary Emphasis Electives
 10
 Total 31

Other Requirements
Students must earn at least a “C” grade in all graphic communication core curriculum courses and respective sequence courses. No course may be counted toward more than one requirement of the Bachelor of Science in graphic communication degree or Bachelor of Science in graphic design degrees.

Course Descriptions

GRA 1111 Basic Graphic Design Principles (3) Program of major groundwork covering the broad scope of graphic communication and an overall view of the graphic design field.  Subjects covered include: equipment, outline of the design process, studio skills and techniques, workshop and critique of work.

GRA 1206 Typography
(3) Introduction to the origins of written communications, type, and the historical development of type classifications.  Defines terminology of typography.  Develops a critical awareness of legibility and readability.  Includes introduction to page layout and grids.  Projects, quizzes, class critiques and exams.

GRA 1333 Graphic Communication Materials and Processes
(3) Printing processes, plant equipment, trade and professional terms, techniques, and positions in the industry. Labor and management relations and printing labor unions. Bindery operations and color theories.

GRA 1433 Basic Computer Operations
(3) This is an introductory course for students wishing to follow a major involving graphic communications. The basic principles of computer hardware operations and current selected program application basics are presented as they apply to computer graphics, design and the publishing industry.

GRA 1920, 2920, 3921, 4922 Colloquium
(0). Presentations by guest speakers and faculty on various topics and issues as they relate to the graphic communication industry.

GRA 2157 Computer Graphics for Designers
(3) A course in the use of computer graphics in the design profession.  Through research, students create designs in business graphics, titling, animation and photography.

GRA 2201 Electronic Prepress for Publishing I
(3) Prereq:  GRA 1500 and consent of instructor.  Introduction to the use of software and electronic devices for printing production and publishing.  Capturing text and graphics; document formatting; image storage, transferring and retrieval.  Image output formats and devices.

GRA 2310 Press and Bindery Processes (Offset Presswork I)
(3) Principles and methods of offset presswork. Press operations, care of presses, and running ordinary jobs. Technical materials and methods. Bindery and finishing of product included.

GRA 2321 Screen and Specialty Processes
(3) Prereq: Graphic communication major or consent of instructor. Basics of screen printing. Preparation of screens, stencil cutting, frame construction, and photographic screens and equipment. Reproduction on irregular shapes, decals, etc. Includes reproduction of other specialty processes.

GRA 2508 Color and Color Theory
(3) Prereq: GRA 1543, junior standing or consent of instructor. Study of the use of color in everyday life. Subjects covered include: color theory and its history, physical properties of color, physiological aspects of color perception and their implications for the graphic designer. Application projects with critiques.

GRA 2573 Offset Camera Work
(3) Prereq: GRA 1574. Manipulative skills of photography, making of chemicals, and making of line/halftone negatives and positives. Halftones. Techniques of stripping introduced.

GRA 2638 Offset Presswork II
(3) Prereq: GRA 2635. Larger production jobs, including color and process color work.

GRA 2801 Computer Graphics
(3) Prereq: GRA 1543 or permission of instructor. Explores the applications of skills learned in presentations to the computer through the use of a variety of current software, preparation for the use of the computer as a design tool.

GRA 2935 Professional Development
(3)Prereq:  Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.  Study to assist students to become aware, acquire, and demonstrate the interpersonal skills necessary to function effectively in the workplace.

GRA 3118 Publication Design
(3) Prereq: GRA 1543. Concepts for preparing complete publications of various forms; use of materials and processes; typographic design and use of graphic elements.

GRA 3163 Introduction to Animation Process
(3) The introduction of historical background and development of animation. The research and plan storyboard for animation. The creation of blueprint for action and dialog of feature-length story-board for animation. Storyboard will contain a number of segments with each done in the same artistic style and media.

GRA 3164 Computer Animation Modeling
(3) Prereq: GRA 1530, 1543, 2801, and PGY 4235. The theory and concepts needed to understand three dimensional space and to construct 3D model are introduced. Major topics will relate to a variety of three dimensional concepts including: Three Dimensional Symmetry, Growth Systems, Three Dimensional Deformations, Definitions of Texture, Artists working in the Third and Fourth Dimensions.

GRA 3185 Presentations
(3) Prereq: GRA 1530, 3545, PGY 2101 or permission of instructor. A visual approach to presenting imagery and graphic data. Students develop skills in scripting techniques, fundamentals of interpreting and plotting data, and preparing finished art for use in various presentation media.

GRA 3215 Image Acquisition for Printing
(3) Basic equipment and materials orientation, photographic, chemistry, line photography, and basic stripping and platemaking.

GRA 3313 Flexographic Principles and Practicum (3) Introduces students to the flexographic printing process and new developments in flexography. Methods and techniques of flexographic presswork. Press operation, care of presses, and running of ordinary jobs.

GRA 3403 Estimating
(3) Prereq: GRA 2705. Designed to give students a working knowledge of estimating in the printing industry. Involves the estimating of materials and labor relative to industry practices for production of a printed product. Emphasis on estimating, papers, ink, presswork, bindery, and finishing operations. Computer estimating.

GRA 3487 Graphic Communication Environmental Management
(3)  Prereq: Permission of instructor. Designed to make students aware of the problems that can be caused by the Graphic Communication Industry and to provide solutions to assist students in becoming environmentally responsible professionals.

GRA 3490 Industry Overview (Graphic Communication)
(3) Prereq: Consent of instructor. Information regarding the printing and allied industries in detail, the technology (state of the art) involved, employment patterns, various careers, etc.

GRA 3496 Purchasing and Supply MGT
(3) Prereq: Consent of Instructor.  This course focuses on the analysis of the purchasing process, a review of purchasing activities, and identification of purchasing problems in modern businesses. Attention is given to the role of purchasing in the organization, supplier selection, negotiation, sourcing issues, inventory management, and quality concerns.

GRA 3521 Internet Publishing and Research
(3) Deals with network and telecommunications from three basic perspectives. Primarily, the course addresses internet publishing-specifically world-wide-web publishing-from a technical perspective: the creation of documents and graphics for publication on the WWW; the utilization of the internet as a general research tool, and discipline-specific research.

GRA 3535 Electronic Prepress for Publishing II
(3) Prereq: Successful completion of GRA 2534. Continuation of study of Electronic Prepress for Publishing. The introduction to Data Image Management:  A critical prepress competency and Digital Preflighting for productivity.

GRA 3545 Graphic Design I
(3) Prereq: GRA 1543 or permission of instructor. A lab course that concentrates on the exploration of graphic and typographic elements in two-dimensional space. Solving practical design problems with library research, thumbnail sketches, rough layouts and comprehensives to industry standards.

GRA 3546 Graphic Design II
(3) Prereq: GRA 3545 or permission of instructor. A lab course that concentrates on multi-page and three dimensional designs. Continuation of stress on the design process, professional work habits, market research and problem solving.

GRA 3638 Offset Presswork II
(3) Prereq: GRA 2635. Larger production jobs, including color and process color work.

GRA 3660 Book Production and Design
(3) Prereq: Consent of instructor. Historical development of the book with special emphasis on the work of contemporary designers. Modern bindery methods, materials and design. Problems in book design, illustration, and binding.

GRA 3700 Quality Control
(3) Prereq: GRA 1574. A course designed to give students a working knowledge of how to set up a quality control program and keep it operating. A look at practical approaches to building positive attitudes in employees, controlling the quality of raw materials, monitoring production procedures, establishing production tolerance levels, cutting waste and saving money.

GRA 3703 Plant Layout and Planning
(3) Prereq: Consent of instructor. The layout of printing plants for reproduction efficiency and improved working conditions; organization and controls for efficient production flow. Covers energy and waste management; safety and governmental regulations; and long-range planning and expansion.

GRA 3746 Applied Illustration Techniques
(3) Prereq:  GRA 1543, 3545, or permission of instruction.  Introduction to the range of graphic illustration media, from graphite pencil to computer assisted art.  Emphasis is placed on media selection and the integration of the illustration into an overall design strategy.

GRA 3935 Graphic Communication Seminar
(3) Prereq: Senior standing and consent of instructor. Special assignments are made by the instructor in the area of new equipment (including all generations of publishing systems) and products. Current articles and/or editorials regarding the graphic communication industry. Work is submitted and critiqued by the instructor after which the critiques are shared with other members of the class to benefit all.

GRA 3940 Graphic Internship
(1-6) Prereq: Permission of advisor and division director. Supervised field experience part/full-time affiliation as interns with state, government or private industry to gain practical and technical experience as it relates to student’s major in the graphic communication field. Evaluation on S-U basis.

GRA 4119 Package Design
(3) Prereq: GRA 1530, 3545 or permission of instructor. An introduction to the procedures and considerations for preparing packaging designs. Students examine the unique constraints of various forms of packaging, including point-of-purchase displays and sales promotional materials.

GRA 4433 Printing Production Management
(3) Prereq: Senior standing/consent of instructor. Systematic approach to achieving an efficient production system in all areas of printing: production, material controls, and computer aided management will be covered. Analyzing and planning jobs for the most economical means of printing production. Production scheduling systems and production record keeping.

GRA 4531 Advanced Typography
(3) Prereq:  GRA 1530.  Typography usage in design-composition and logo design; emphasizes matching type and message to achieve sophisticated, professional results.  Advanced type handling and display usage.  Projects, quizzes, class critiques and exams.

GRA 4905 Directed Individual Study
(V 1-6) Prereq: Consent of advisor, instructor and Graphic Communication senior standing. Students pursue an individual and/or group student project of basic problems related to a select subject.

GRA 4941 Design Practicum I
(3) Prereq: GRA 1530, 1543, 3545, 4801 and/or permission of instructor. Designed to broaden skills and understanding in the production and supervision of all forms of artwork. Students work individually on project that employs the full range of professional design skills. Portfolio building.

GRA 4942 Design Practicum II
(3) Prereq: GRA 4941 and permission of instructor. Stresses supervised self motivation, research ability and entry level professional design skills. Students work closely with their supervisors in building a strong portfolio.

GRA 4945 Printing Practicum
(3) Prereq: Senior standing. Simulation of a printing company which includes an organizational structure representing management, sales, marketing, and promoting.

GRA 4954 Technical Project
(3) Prereq: Senior standing. Research and presentation of an acceptable project (written or an exhibition of work) which focuses on technology.

PGY 2101 Basic Photography
(3) Principles, properties, theories of light. Cameras: types, parts, advantages and disadvantages, handling techniques. Exposure. Films: characteristics, types, black and white processing, printing, composition and special effects, and finishing techniques.


PGY 3104 Creative Photography/Special Effects
(3) Prereq: PGY 2101. Provides an understanding of the techniques in silver and non-silver processes of photography.

PGY 3105 Advanced B/W Photography
(3) Prereq: PGY 2101. Systemizing the approach to exposure, development and printing black and white photographic materials. An adjustable camera, tripod and hand-held meter are required.

PGY 3107 Architectural and Large Format Photography
(3) Prereq: PGY 2110, PGY 3105. Large format and view camera techniques. Correct use and application of large format and view cameras in architectural and general photography.

PGY 3110 Color Photography
(3) Prereq: PGY 2101. Color theory and techniques. Introduction to color printing and color negative analysis.

PGY 3201 Photographic Lighting Techniques
(3) Prereq: PGY 2101. Introduction to artificial and natural lighting techniques. Studio, tabletop, copy work and portraiture.

PGY 3610 Photojournalism
(3) Prereq: PGY 2101. Visual presentation of facts and ideas with emphasis on effective news and feature photographs.

PGY 3650 Documentary Photography
(3) Prereq: PGY 2101, Basic Photography & PGY 3110, Color Photography. The application of theories and techniques of visual examination
concluding with a visual document of a specific subject or subjects.

PGY 4111 Advanced Color Photography
(3) Prereq: PGY 2110. Color as a subject, as a medium, current materials and techniques, refinement of shooting and lab techniques.

PGY 4220 Commercial Photography Seminar
(3) Prereq: PGY 3105, 3210. Introduction to commercial, illustrative, industrial and architectural photography. Theories and techniques applied using general and special purpose equipment.

PGY 4221 Advanced Commercial Photography
(3) A continuation of PGY 3220 with emphasis on advanced problems in commercial, illustrative industrial and general studio photography.

PGY 4235 Multi-Media Production
(3) Prereq: PGY 2101. Conception, scripting and production of multi-media and multi-image presentations.

PGY 4440 Special Problems in Photography
(3) Prereq: PGY 3104 or consent of instructor. Advanced projects and techniques, special topics and problems, application of special, alternative and non-silver processes.

PGY 4471 Portfolio Projects I
(3) Prereq: PGY 3105, 3107, 4111, senior standing and consent of instructor. Individual photography projects proposed by students and developed to portfolio form.

PGY 4472 Portfolio Projects II
(3) Prereq: PGY 4471. A continuation of PGY 4471.

PGY 4473 Portfolio Development I
(3) Prereq: PGY 3105, 3107, 4111, senior standing and consent of instructor. Photography portfolio and resume development with projects capitalizing on the student’s photo specialty.

PGY 4801 Electronic Still Photography
(3) Prereq: PGY 2101. Introduction to the uses and applications of electronic still imagery.

PGY 4802 Intermediate Electronic Imaging
(3) Prereq: PGY 2101, PGY 4801. An intermediate course in the uses and applications of electronic photography and electronic imaging.

PGY 4810 Advanced Visual Media Concepts
(3) Prereq: PGY 4801. Explores the application of mixing traditional media imagery with electronic still images through a variety of current computer software.

Financial Assistance Program
All students are strongly encouraged to apply for federal and/or state financial aid through the FAMU Office of Student Financial Aid.

For students in the Division of Journalism, the J.W. Snorgrass Memorial Fund (named after the late Associate Professor J. William Snorgrass who died in September 1987, shortly after being named co-winner of FAMU’s teacher-of-the-year award) provides short-term low-interest loans of $100 or less to students with fiscal emergencies related to their education. A similar loan fund for graphic communication students is administered by the Division of Graphic Communication.

Journalism and Graphic Communication
Endowment Scholarships

The School of Journalism & Graphic Communication also administers a constantly growing scholarship endowment for students in journalism and graphic communication. The nearly half million dollar endowment provides several scholarships annually from interest earnings.

Donors include the Times Publishing Company, the Knight Foundation, the William Nelson Trust, the Arnold Foundation, the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Tampa Tribune, the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc., the Palm Beach County Chapter of the FAMU Alumni Association, the Florida Times-Union, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the Thomas M. Kirbo and Irene B. Kirbo Charitable Foundation, the Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation, Southern Bell, Cox Newspapers, the Orlando Sentinel/Florida Bar, the Panama City News-Herald/Florida Bar, Florida Public Radio/Florida Bar, WTVT/ Florida Bar, Whittle Communications, Cowles Charitable Trust, the Dow Jones Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, the New York Times Company Foundation, Eastman Kodak and E.I. duPont deNemours and Company.

Knight and Reeves Endowments
Other scholarships are part of the Knight and Reeves Chair endowments. Write or call the office of the dean for details.

Other Scholarships
Other scholarships are offered by the Florida Association of Broadcasters in honor of the late Governor LeRoy Collins to broadcast journalism upperclassmen. The Professional Golf Association (PGA) provides a $3,000 renewable scholarship annually to a junior.

The St. Petersburg Times has established a $5,000 internship/scholarship for a rising junior. The Forth Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel has established a $2,500 internship/scholarship for newspaper journalism students.

Scholarships range in value from $500 to $1,500 a year and may not be transferred to other universities or to other colleges/schools within FAMU.
Minimum criteria for scholarships are 1100 SAT or 26 ACT scores and at least a 3.4 grade average.  Scholarship criteria are usually adjusted annually. Scholarship applicants must have been admitted to FAMU and must have applied for other financial aid to be considered. Applicants must present portfolios of work and show proof of application for scholarships.

Applications for these scholarships are available at:

School of Journalism & Graphic Communication
Office of the Dean
510 Orr Drive, Suite 4003
Tallahassee, Florida 32307-4800