Pictures tell a story
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.
"The University helped lay a foundation of study that I still reference and use every day when I am out doing assignments."
– John West, class of 2007
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.
You can work on the student-run media and departmental publications and offices. 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.
You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the photojournalism program include:
- Black and White Photography
- Color Photography
- Digital Photo Editing
- Documentary Photography
- History of Photography
- Multicamera Production and Directing
With a B.A. degree in photojournalism, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:
- Digital technician
- Multimedia editor
- Photography assistant
- Photography editor