The School of Communication offers a journalism degree that will prepare you to work in a variety of formats.
The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism — formerly Bachelor of Arts in Photojournalism — will expose you to a variety of photography, writing, reporting, design and multimedia courses, so you can learn how to effectively combine words and visuals.
Beginning day one, you have access to our state-of-the-art facilities, including the darkroom, digital photography lab and computer classrooms.
Additionally, you can join student-run media and organizations, and 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 and nonprofit organizations.
You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in the journalism major. Some of the courses include:
Black and White Photography
Digital Photo Editing
History of Photography
Business of Photography
Newsgathering and Reporting
Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom
School of Communication faculty members are proven professionals with connections to top media and communication organizations.
"This is a highly competitive business. People come and go all the time, so you have to remain relevant, understand practical skills, be a self-starter, network and have a work ethic that will allow you to stay competitive," said Rolinson.
With a B.A. degree in journalism, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:
Learn about where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.
Monday, October 11, 2021
Point Park University students, alumni and faculty were honored at the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania's 57th annual Golden Quill Awards, held Sept. 28 at the Rivers Casino.
Monday, June 1, 2020
"As an associate photo editor, it is my responsibility to source images for daily production, breaking news and short feature picture stories. Often, I spend my time trying to illustrate a story that has not been photographed or even more often, cannot be photographed," said Hildebrand.