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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.

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 the journalism major. Some of the courses include:

  • Black and White Photography
  • Color Photography
  • Digital Photo Editing
  • Documentary Photography
  • History of Photography
  • Business of Photography
  • Multi-Camera Video
  • 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.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Chris Rolinson

"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. 

Career Options

With a B.A. degree in journalism, 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 news & features
Pictured is alumnus Matt Adams.
Associate photo editor, National Geographic
Pictured is alumnus Jace Lumley.
Photo editor, GQ