Develop your visual and audio storytelling skills by pursuing a Photojournalism degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead. You’ll learn digital storytelling techniques for still and video photography and collaborate with peers and professors to produce award-winning publications at one of the only photojournalism programs in the region.
The dual focus on still and video photography makes you more marketable to employers and greatly expands your potential job opportunities.
MSUM’s Photojournalism degree is unique to the area. MSUM often becomes a destination for students interested in truthful, digital storytelling through visuals and audio.
Photojournalism students consistently produce regional and national award-winning stories for print and television, especially in the Society of Professional Journalists’ TV news photography category.
You’ll jump right in to the program your first semester at MSUM, taking classes to build your foundation from the start. By the end of your time at MSUM, you’ll have a strong, diverse resume and samples of your work to show prospective employers.
Journalism Student Success Stories
Visual Journalist Shari Gross is on staff at the Star Tribune, which won a Pulitzer Prize this year. Their coverage of the George Floyd murder and the reverberations that followed will make a difference in that community and beyond.
This fall, MSUM communication students have the distinct opportunity to work with Forum Communications through an apprenticeship program, offering the chance to collaborate with Forum staff and their peers.
Students in the COMM 440 class produced and directed the documentary, "MSUM: Under the Mask," which follows students, faculty and staff at MSUM during the pandemic.