The Multimedia Photography and Design program attracts students who are passionate about all types of visual storytelling: photography, videography/cinematography, design, and multimedia. Our goal is to customize your studies to meet your interests and needs. As creative entrepreneurs, our students typically work in journalism, advertising, fashion and the nonprofit world—with many choosing to work across industries—and they publish their work via myriad distribution platforms, from books, magazines, and newspapers to digital options, such as smartphones, tablets, the web, cable and broadcast channels, to film festivals and gallery exhibits.
What is the focus of the program?
- Photography (photojournalism/documentary, advertising/illustration, fashion, portraiture).
- Videography/cinematography (latest methods in short-form fiction and non-fiction audio and video collection and production).
- Editing and postproduction for still photography and video (story structure, image/clip editing, non-linear video editing, color correction, compression, and output).
- Design (motion graphics, publication, web, tablet, mobile, branding, typography)
- Story (concept, structure, management, fiction, and non-fiction).
- Entrepreneurial/business skills (writing, social media, marketing, ethics, law).
What makes the program unique?
- Emphasis on building an exceptional portfolio/reel.
- Engaged and inspiring professors with impressive industry credentials and contacts.
- Intimate class size, which allows for more individual attention.
- Strong sense of community and shared purpose among classmates and faculty.
- Hundreds of thousands of dollars in photo/audio/video/HDSLR gear for checkout, a two-story, fully equipped digital photo studio, and seven Mac labs with the latest software.
- Weekend workshops and other special projects, both overseas and in the United States.
- Strong Newhouse Network of alumni and friends and interaction with notable industry professionals. Our industry friends regularly visit, speak with our students, review portfolios and help students as they launch into the working world.
Where are recent graduates working and what are they doing?
Many graduates find success as independent storytellers/freelancers. Others have gone on to work for production houses, top-tier advertising studios and large organizations such as:
- National Geographic
- Harper’s Bazaar
- The Washington Post
- The New York Times
- The New York Yankees
- Elle magazine
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Dateline NBC
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