The photojournalism minor helps to build a strong visual communication foundation that may be used in a variety of career paths. Students experience challenges ranging from photo story production to small product and fashion work. Class time is spent in the iMac-equipped Publications Lab or just down the hall in the studio.
Each year photojournalism students have the opportunity to participate in the Southeast Journalism Competition and the Baptist Press Collegiate Journalism Conference Contest. Union students consistently bring home top awards in these events.
Spring of each year brings the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference held in Fort Worth. Union not only takes a large group of students to the event, but also serves in a lead role in the direction of the event. Students also take several short one-day trips yearly to nearby locations to visit with professionals in the field.
Each year there are a number of unique opportunities. For instance, this year journalism/photojournalism students went to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola to assist in media coverage of Awana’s Returning Hearts Celebration. Inmates are allowed one day a year to visit with their children without a wall between them. Sixteen stories were written and hundreds of photographs were taken to help tell the story of this unique moment.
Photojournalism minor: 18 hours
*Students whose major requires COM 121 and/or 236 may substitute with courses from: