Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023

Photojournalism, Minor (433)

Program Coordinator

James H. Kenney, james.kenney@wku.edu, (270) 745-6307

Program Requirements (21 hours)

The minor in Photojournalism will enable students to obtain technical and aesthetic skills in visual storytelling. Emphasis will be placed on mastering the functions of the camera; learning software pertaining to digital image management, processing, and design; using documentary photographs to tell stories; practicing lighting techniques that contribute to visual content; surveying the historical and cultural aspects of photography; and analyzing the ethical implications of the visual medium. There are five core courses and two electives required for a total of 21 hours to complete the minor. 

PJ 131Fundamentals of Photography3
PJ 331Photojournalism3
PJ 333Lighting Technologies3
PJ 336Picture Editing3
PJ 390Cultural History of Photography3
Select two of the following:6
Mobile Media Storytelling
Short Form Documentary
Advanced Photojournalism
Advanced Lighting and Contract Photography
At least one elective must be chosen from the list above. A second elective can either be selected from this list or chosen from any 200-level or above School of Media course approved by a Photojournalism faculty advisor. Prerequisites for these courses may be required.
Total Hours21