Photojournalism/Editorial Photography


2019-2020 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2019 through 31 May 2020

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

Certificate
21 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.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

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. 

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

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 1000 Photo I (3 hours)
  • PHOT 2000 Photo II (3 hours)
  • PHOT 2040 History of Photography (3 hours)
  • PHOT 2500 Photojournalism (3 hours)
  • PHOT 3190 Digital Photographic Imaging (3 hours)
  • PHOT 3760 Topics in Editorial Photography (3 hours)
  • PHOT 4870 Advanced Photojournalism (3 hours)