In the era of social media, a picture is worth far more than a thousand words. Today, a powerful photograph can become a catalyst for change. And the very best photographs illuminate new worlds and reveal important truths.
If you want to change the world with a camera—or if you simply want to explore a career that allows you to express your visual creativity in exciting ways—Ball State’s photojournalism program is for you.
Ball State photojournalism students have gone to the Super Bowl, the Final Four, the World Series, and the Olympics. Our graduates have participated in three Pulitzer Prize-winning projects.
Danny Gawlowski and a team of journalists received the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting in 2010 for their coverage of the shooting deaths of four police officers and the 40-hour hunt for the suspect.
Read his story.
Our expert faculty will provide you with a thorough understanding of photographic technique, including camera operation, composition, lighting, and digital editing. At Ball State, you will have access to cutting-edge equipment in labs and in the field. When you graduate, you’ll be fully prepared to capture and edit high-quality pictures for news, public relations, advertising, and much more.
The photojournalism track will prepare you for a career in a variety of fields. Recent graduates have landed jobs in a range of areas, including:
Photography industry leaders nationwide stress the need for a solid background in business for those in the creative professions. That’s why many of our photojournalism students take minors such as entrepreneurship or marketing through Ball State’s nationally recognized Miller College of Business.
Ready to take your first step to a successful photography career? Visit our campus to see our facilities and meet our professors and current students. Don’t wait. Schedule your visit today.
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