Photojournalism Major

Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Barton’s Photojournalism major offers pre-professional training that prepares you for entry-level positions in the photojournalism industry and equips you for graduate school.

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Non-majors can earn a minor in one of the four concentration areas: Audio Recording Technology, Broadcast/Video Production, Journalism, and Public Relations. The general requirement for a minor is completion of 21 semester hours of designated courses for each concentration area. Please contact the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts for more information.

Special Features

Students will spend at least three semesters in practicum courses gaining hands-on work experience. Photojournalism combines the Mass Communications – Journalism concentration with select photography courses in a separate major program of study. Students learn on industry-standard software and gain skills in working on location as well as in a professional lighting studio. All students complete a 120-hour internship that builds professional contacts while they develop their portfolios.

Course Information

The photojournalism program includes courses in location and studio photography, available and artificial light, commercial and professional photography, along with writing, reporting, and editing.


An internship is the single most important step toward employment. That’s why you’re required to complete an internship as part of your degree.

Journalism and Photojournalism students have recently interned at:

  • The Wilson Daily Times
  • The Arts Council of Wilson
  • The Spring Hope Enterprise
  • The Kenly News
  • The Selma News

Contact Us

Susan Fecho, Dean
School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts
Case Art Building
800-345-4973 x6480
252-399-6571 (fax)