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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.

A photo major during Point Park's International Media Trip in 2017.

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

Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom

School of Communication faculty members are proven professionals with connections to top media and communication organizations.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Chris Rolinson
  • Worked professionally as a photojournalist at the Herald-Star, Steubenville, Ohio
  • Facilitated Heart Gallery exhibitions in partnership with the Three Rivers Adoption Council and coordinated a traveling exhibition featuring student work centered on the inauguration of President Barack Obama
  • Teaches photojournalism and environmental journalism classes

Career Options

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

Alumni success

Learn about where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

More profiles
Pictured is alumnus Matt Adams.
Associate photo editor, National Geographic
Pictured is alumnus Jace Lumley.
Photo editor, GQ