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School of Communication



Students shoot photos on a trip to Washington, D.C. | Photo by Joel Brewton

Major in Photojournalism

You’re visual. You are concerned about current events. And because you think pictures can tell great stories, we’ll give you a snapshot of our photojournalism major. Our program will expose you to a variety of photography, writing, reporting, design and multimedia courses, and you will learn how to effectively combine words and visuals.

You can use the University’s darkroom, digital photography lab and computer classrooms and take traditional, digital and multimedia photography and editing courses. Writing is also part of this degree, as photojournalists often report as well as take photographs. Explore the facilities and equipment at Point Park.

You can work on the student-run media and departmental publications and offices. You can publish your work regionally and nationally through the Point Park News Service. Freelance, volunteer and internship opportunities are plentiful at local newspapers, magazines, photography studios, production houses, advertising agencies, public relations firms, hospitals, museums and nonprofit organizations.

Photojournalism Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your photojournalism major. Some of the courses in the program include:

  • Black and White Photography
  • Color Photography
  • Digital Photo Editing
  • Documentary Photography
  • History of Photography
  • Multicamera Production and Directing
  • Reporting

For a comprehensive list of program requirements, see the degree requirements and the School of Communication course descriptions.

Photojournalism Jobs

With a B.A. degree in photojournalism, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Photojournalist
  • Multimedia Journalist
  • Photographer
  • Documentary Photographer
  • Photography Editor
  • Photography Assistant