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.
- 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.
Students have the ability to work in their fields preceding graduation by producing photos for:
- Cardinal & Cream, a student-lead publication of the university, posts news online through http://www.cardinalandcream.info/ and distributes the posts to Social Media. Photos made by staff photographers are posted on the C&C Instagram account. Once a semester C&C publishes a magazine-style issue that features the photos made by staff photographers.
- The Office of University Communication which produce informative material for the university.
- University sponsored events like Help-Portrait through RIFA, which is a project to capture and deliver photos of people in need.
Photojournalism minor: 18 hours
*Students whose major requires COM 121 and/or 236 may substitute with courses from: