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Visual Communication - Photojournalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Athens, OH, United States
The Ohio University's School of Visual Communication offers an interdisciplinary Visual Communication - Photojournalism degree with four specialized sequences.
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The school has been recognized twice as a Program of Excellence by the Ohio Board of Regents, and is a proud component of the Scripps College of Communication recognized by the state as a Center of Excellence – the only college in the state to receive that distinction.

Graduates of the program earn a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication - Photojournalism. The degree program is designed to provide students with realistic and thorough broad-based professionally oriented training in visual communication while providing the necessary liberal arts and cultural background for a strong educational foundation.

Intensive training is offered in informational graphics and publication design, interactive design, documentary photojournalism for newspapers, magazines and the Internet, and commercial photography.

Goals of the School

The goals of the School of Visual Communication are:

  • to equip students with the necessary skills to be successful in the media, and the background and motivation to enable them to compete for leadership roles in the field
  • to provide assistance and professional guidance in visual communication to working photographers, editors, and other personnel, newspapers, press services, magazines, industrial photographic departments, trade associations, multimedia and education media production units and cultural and scientific visual communicators
  • to set high standards for visual integrity and communication ethics
  • to foster and promote scholarly research and creative activities
  • Opportunities Upon Graduation

    Successful graduates at Ohio University find employment in photojournalism profession working for print publications including newspapers and magazine as well as online or start their own businesses as freelance visual communicators.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Credits
      120 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Visual Communication Photography
    • Photojournalism: Single Images
    • Photojournalism: Picture Story
    • Multimedia Production for Visual Communication
    • Visual Communication Picture Editing
    • Photojournalism: Motion and Sound

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

    General Requirements

    • Application form
    • $70 international application processing fee
    • Official academic records
    • Evidence of sufficient funding
    • Statement of activities.
    • Exams for scholarship consideration
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available. 

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      22406 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      22406 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      12612 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 12612 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Athens

    • 1079 - 1780 USD/month
      Living Costs

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