Photojournalism/Editorial Photography


Effective 1 June 2018 through 31 May 2019

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36 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the School of Communications/Electronic and Photographic Media Department. It is available at the St. Louis home campus and at the Geneva campus.

The certificate in photojournalism/editorial photography is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of theory and practice in the area of photojournalism and editorial photography. Students will develop a basic understanding of photographic history and technique in both chemical and digital environments. Upper-level courses will focus on the specialized knowledge needed to work in the field of shooting for publication. The program is characterized by a hands-on approach and will culminate with a professional internship in the field. This certificate is only being offered in Geneva and Saint Louis.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses applied toward the certificates.

For information on general requirements for the certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the theoretical and practical aspects of traditional and digital photography.
  • Demonstrate professional work standards in the field of photojournalism and editorial photography in various media environments.

Course Requirements

  • PHOT 0100 Photography Portfolio Review (0 hours)
  • EPMD 1000 Introduction to Media Production (3 hours)
  • MEDC 1050 Introduction to Media Writing (3 hours)
  • PHOT 1000 Photo I (3 hours)
  • PHOT 2000 Photo II (3 hours)
  • PHOT 2040 History of Photography (3 hours)
  • PHOT 2500 Photojournalism (3 hours)
  • PHOT 3000 Color Photography (3 hours)
  • PHOT 3190 Digital Photographic Imaging (3 hours)
  • PHOT 3760 Topics in Editorial Photography (3 hours)
  • PHOT 4870 Advanced Photojournalism (3 hours)
  • MEDC 4950 Internship (3 hours)

In addition, students must complete a minimum of 3 credit hours from among the following:

  • PHOT 3195 Digital Photographic Imaging II (3 hours)
  • PHOT 3760 Topics in Editorial Photography (in a different topic) (3 hours)
  • PHOT 4000 Photo Workshop: Photography in Tuscany (3 hours)
  • PHOT 4190 Topics in Digital Imaging (3 hours)