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Visual Journalism Emphasis

The journalism department offers a focus on visual journalism for students interested in photography and visual journalism. In this emphasis students learn about classic photography principles as well as cutting edge technology. As the media moves into the new century students will focus their skills on digital technology and development. This emphasis will allow students to diversify their skills and portfolios and become even more valuable to potential employers.

Please view the curriculum worksheet for majors (pdf) for information on courses by emphasis. Students enrolled between Fall, 2011 through Spring, 2015, see the worksheet located here for requirements: majors (pdf).

“The journalism department has provided me with a well-rounded education. Even though I have pursued a career in photography and graphic design, I know that my knowledge of advertising, public relations and news writing/editing has helped me advance more quickly.”

Katie Dempsey, Merchandising Manager and Photographer
WeBeFun Inc., Vista, Calif.


Courses for visual emphasis students include:

  • Media Photography I
  • Media Photography II
  • Travel & Documentary Photography
  • Online Publishing
  • Foundations of Multimedia Production (elective)


Photo Studio

Students who are currently enrolled or have completed Photo II, or those who have special permission from Professor Gleason may use the photo studio in Sage.

Additional photo studio information


Journalism Department Multimedia Equipment

The department offers multimedia equipment for loan to students, faculty and staff. With the exception of studio equipment, equipment may be loaned out by instructors in accordance with the department's loan procedure. Click here for more information.


Group Projects for Visual Emphasis

Healthy Living -- By Margot Bellmer, Sara Jeffers, Amanda Plautz, Elizabeth Koeck, and Jenna Schumacher

UWOFIT -- By Panhia Lee, Alex Beld, Felicia Kudronowicz and Zach Kaiser

Student Work (current and past student work)

Below you will find links to work from current and past students who have taken courses in visual journalism emphasis.

Bree Surges

Michelle Arenz

Emily Polzin
by burgk32 — last modified Oct 08, 2015 10:38 AM