Photojournalism/Editorial Photography


Effective 1 June 2024 through 31 May 2025

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21 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the School of Communications/Media Arts Department. It is available at the St. Louis main 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. Upper-level courses will focus on the specialized knowledge needed to work in the field of shooting for publication.

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 Fundamentals of Photography 3 hours)
  • PHOT 1500 Digital Imaging and Printing (3 hours)
  • PHOT 2040 History of Photography (3 hours)
  • PHOT 2200 Lighting Techniques (3 hours)
  • PHOT 2870 International Photojournalism (3 hours) 
  • PHOT 3100 Documentary Photography and Photojournalism (3 hours) 
  • PHOT 3150 Topics in Photography (3 hours)