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.
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
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, 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.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
U-View, WPPJ radio, The Globe and the Point Park News Service will be actively working throughout the night while presenting their coverage outside on campus and livestreamed on the CMI's YouTube channel. Additionally, the broadcast will be projected 40-feet high on the YWCA building at Wood Street and Third Avenue.