2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Aug 17, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Photography, BS

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Bruce Strong, Chair
Department of Multimedia Photography and Design
318 Newhouse 3, 315-443-2304


Mike Davis, Seth Gitner, Ken Harper, Gregory Heisler, Lawrence Mason Jr., Bruce Strong, David C. Sutherland, Sherri Taylor

The photography program offers two professionally oriented sequences: illustration photography and photojournalism.  Both the illustration photography and the photojournalism major tracks emphasize multimedia storytelling and production using still imaging, video and sound to produce final products for print and the web. Photographers work closely with graphic designers and students and faculty from other Newhouse majors. Students also study entrepreneurship, communications law and ethics, as well as develop communications writing and graphic design skills.

Illustration Photography

The sequence in illustration photography covers the areas of advertising, commercial, fashion, and magazine illustration photography for print and the Web.


The sequence in photojournalism is designed for students interested in visual journalism both online and in print.

Major Requirements

Photography majors must complete 38 credits within the Newhouse School of Public Communications and other requirements as outlined below.


*COM 346 - Race, Gender, and the Media  or COM 348 - Beauty and Diversity in Fashion Media  can be used to satisfy the diversity requirement instead of COM 344  and an approved course in the College of Arts and Sciences.

**Photography majors completing the Illustration Photography sequence have a choice of COM law courses, either COM 505 - Communications Law for Journalists  or COM 506 - Communications Law for Television, Radio, Film .

Additional Requirements for both sequences

Global Experience

Newhouse Elective for Both Sequences (3 credits)

Photography majors are required to take one Newhouse elective.

Total: 38 Newhouse credits required.

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