The photojournalism minor explores photography as a journalistic storytelling medium. Offered jointly by the Department of Communication and the School of Art, the minor prepares students to bear witness through the lens of a camera; to examine the world around them, pose questions and inform audiences. Students gain proficiency with digital photo technology, develop reporting skills, apply visual storytelling principles, and examine the ethical and legal challenges of capturing stories in a mediated society.
Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must earn a minimum grade of 2.00 in all courses applied to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
Total credits: 18
|COMM 203||Introduction to Journalism||3|
|COMM 303||Writing across the Media||3|
|COMM 475||Journalism Law||3|
|AVT 357||Photobook: Concepts Form 1||3|
|AVT 359||Photography Seminar||3|
|AVT 457||Documentary Photography||3|
Course has a required prerequisite of AVT 253 Digital Photography I (Mason Core)