Mission Statement

The Magazine major prepares students to be not only reliable and responsible writers and editors, but also innovators and decision-makers in the new media landscape. Courses on magazine writing, editing, publishing, and online communications give students the basics. Practical application of those skills is provided both in class and by a variety of award-winning campus publications.

The Home and Family Apprenticeship Program, which features job opportunities at local publishing giant Meredith Corporation, gives 8 students each year the chance to work in a professional setting. Drake is one of the few private, liberal arts colleges to provide a full four- year sequence for magazines. Our competition comes from larger schools such as Northwestern, the University of Missouri at Columbia and the University of Kansas.