By the time they graduate, students in the B.S. Degree Program
in Photojournalism will have met the following academic and
personal objectives of the program:
- Master photographic production and gain the knowledge of the
history of photography and the cultural influence the medium has
had (and continues to have) on societies.
- Students develop the aesthetic skills to communicate ideas
photographically, while honing journalistic and artistic voices so
to communicate both visually and through the written word.
- Learn how to research news worthy issues, and make decisions on
the validity of the subject matter, and develop individual
photographs and a long-form series.
- Demonstrate how to act ethically, and within the law, when
covering a subject or issue.
- Master an individual artistic approach to making images through
vigorous experimentation and exploration of various photographic
- Master the ability to critically "read" photographs for
aesthetic quality and ability to convey meaning.
- Demonstrate an advance level of aesthetic and theoretical
approaches to commercial, fashion and art photography.
- Demonstrate an advance ability to write critically about modern
society, individuals, communities, and social and political
- Master the skills to produce, direct and edit documentary
films, as well as create multimedia packages for video, the web and
traditional print-based applications.
- Master a defined artistic statement that conveys an aesthetic
- Learn how to apply for a grant to produce a long-formed
- Complete a comprehensive and professional portfolio.