Photojournalism

Photojournalism student holding camera

This program is designed to prepare students for positions in the news media (print and online) as photojournalists. Photojournalism students are expected to do practical work on The Student Printz student newspaper.

MCJ Core (12 hrs):
MCJ 101 — Survey of Mass Communication
MCJ 102 — Introduction to Media Writing
MCJ 103 — Literacy Skills
MCJ 200 — Digital Media Production (MAC laptop required)
MCJ 454 — Media Law & Ethics

Photojournalism Skills Sequence (16 hrs):
MCJ 241, 241L — Intro to Photography with lab 
MCJ 300 — Multimedia Storytelling (Writing Intensive) 
MCJ 341 — Photojournalism (Digital SLR required)
MCJ 343 — Photo Essay 
MCJ 441 — Photojournalism Portfolio (Capstone)

MCJ Values Elective (6 hrs):
(Select two of the following)
MCJ 342 — History of Photography
MCJ 355 — Gender, Race and Media
MCJ 407 — Media Theory
MCJ 450 — History of Journalism
MCJ 455 — Media Ethics
MCJ 460 — Media Law
MCJ 461 — Mass Media History
MCJ 462 — Media Criticism
MCJ 463 — Media Management and Economics

MCJ Electives (3 - 6 hrs): 
Consult with your adviser for MCJ course options

 

Requirements for a minor in Photojournalism: (18 hours)
MCJ 102—Intro to Media Writing
MCJ 200—Digital Media Production (MAC laptop required)
MCJ 241/241L—Basic Elements of Photography & Lab
MCJ 341—Photojournalism 
MCJ 454—Media Law & Ethics
MCJ 441—Portfolio