Journalism/Photography

Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Arts
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: SAC

What will I learn?

Journalism training teaches students how to gather, evaluate and organize information into news articles, photographs, slide shows, and videos. Photography courses teach skills for professional photography, social media, and hobbies, as well as provide a basis for filmmaking and videography training.

 

What can I do with this course of study?

The Journalism/Photography program is a foundation for careers in print, broadcast, and digital media; multimedia and photojournalism; public relations and advertising; and photography. The study of journalism also helps prepare students for law school, graduate study, and academic success in many liberal arts fields. Photography training supplements skills in professions such as law enforcement, medical, geology, astronomy, and architecture.

What is the Journalism/Photography program?

The Journalism/Photography program is a hands-on, laboratory experience that builds relevant skills and a portfolio. The skills courses taught in this program are honed directly in the student-published news outlets. 

 

What's special about this program?

Journalism/Photography students learn by doing. They get published and build a portfolio, which makes them marketable, and they walk out with career skills. Students also learn self-confidence, pride in the community, and the ability to recognize and report stories that make an impact.

 

What can I do with this emphasis of study?

The Journalism-Photography program at San Antonio College is a foundation for careers in print, film and digital media; multimedia and photojournalism; public relations and advertising; and photography. The study of journalism also helps prepare students for law school, graduate study, and academic success in many liberal arts fields. Photography training supplements skills in professions such as law enforcement, medical, geology, astronomy, and architecture.

Emphasis: these classes transfer to state universties,  5 Courses = 15 hours

  • Students learn to report, write, edit and photograph for electronic and digital media.

    Take this class your first semester. COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication CORE (80).  The study of the media by which entertainment and information messages are delivered.

    Second Semester.  COMM 2311 Media Writing.    Writing and published for SAC Student Media Online.    Fundamentals of writing for mass media. Includes techniques for gathering, processing and delivering content.

    COMM 1316 News Photo 1. Work published on SAC Student Media Online Photography and information-gathering for publications with emphasis on shooting, editing and using on-camera flash.

    COMM 1336 Video Production  Work  published on SAC Student Media Online. • No prerequisites. Practical experience in the operation of television studio and control room equipment, including both pre- and post-production needs.

    CHOOSE ONE OF THESE CLASSES:

    COMM 1318 Photography 1. No prerequisites.  Camera provided. Learn about composition and lighting. Variety of assignments: Scenic, action, portraiture, fine art and more.

    COMM 2303 Audio Production. Intro to non-linear editing. Practical experience in the control room equipment, including both pre- and post-production needs.

    COMM 2331 Radio/Television Announcing. Delevery of pronunciation. Practical experience.

     

  • Students learn skills in digital photography for professional applications and hobbies. Take these classes

    TAKE THIS CLASS YOUR FIRST SEMESTER! COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication CORE (80)  The study of the media by which entertainment and information messages are delivered.

    COMM 1316 News Photo 1    Work published on SAC Student Media Online. Photography and information-gathering for publications with emphasis on shooting, editing and using on-camera flash.

    COMM 1318 Photography 1   No prerequisites. Camera provided.  Learn about composition and lighting. Variety of assignments: Scenic, action, portraiture, fine art and more.

    COMM 1336 Video Production 1    Work published on SAC Student Media Online. • No prerequisites. Practical experience in the operation of television studio and control room equipment, including both pre- and post-production needs.

    COMM 2324 Practicum in Electronic Media     This course focuses on development of Photoshop skills and  ethics to be used in photography, photo restoration and publications.

  • Students learn to report, write and photograph for electronic and digital media.

    TAKE THIS CLASS YOUR FIRST SEMESTER! COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication CORE (80)  The study of the media by which entertainment and information messages are delivered.

    COMM 1336 Video Production 1.  Work  published on SAC Student Media Online. • No prerequisites. Practical experience in the operation of television studio and control room equipment, including both pre- and post-production needs.

    CHOOSE TWO OF THESE CLASSES:

    COMM 2331 Radio/Television Announcing.  Principles of announcing: study of voice, diction, pronunciation, and delivery. Experience in various types of announcing. Study of phonetics is recommended.

    COMM 2332 Radio/Television News.  Work published on SAC Student Media Online Preparation and analysis of news styles for the electronic media. Production of audio and video news stories.

    COMM 2339 Writing for Radio, TV, Film. Introduction to formats and techniques for writing commercials, public service announcements, promotions and news.

    CHOOSE ONE OF THESE CLASSES:

    COMM 1335 Introduction to Electronic Media.  An overview of the development, regulation, economics, social impact and industry practices in electronic media.

    COMM 2300 Media Literacy. Criticism and analysis of role and responsibility of mass media in modern society from the consumer perspective. Includes ethical problems facing each media format.

  • Students learn how to report, write, edit and photograph for all types of media.

    TAKE THIS CLASS YOUR FIRST SEMESTER. COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication CORE (80).  The study of the media by which entertainment and information messages are delivered.

    TAKE THIS CLASS YOUR SECOND SEMESTER! COMM 2311 Media Writing. Writing and published for SAC Student Media Online. Fundamentals of writing for mass media. Includes techniques for gathering, processing and delivering content.

    CHOOSE THREE OF THESE CLASSES:

    COMM 1316 News Photo 1.  You will be photographing SAC Student Media Online  Photography and information gathering for publications with emphasis on shooting, editing and using on-camera flash.

    COMM 2305 Editing and Layout. You will be writing and editing for SAC Student Media Online. Copy editing and layout processes with emphasis on accuracy and fairness. Includes the principles of design.

    COMM 2300 Media Literacy. Criticism and analysis of role and responsibility of mass media in modern society from the consumer perspective. Includes ethical problems facing each media format.

    COMM 2339 Writing for Radio, TV, Film. Introduction to formats and techniques for writing commercials, public service announcements, promotions and news.

     

Contact Us

Kevin Conlon
Chair
MCFA 105A
(210) 486-0494
kconlon3@alamo.edu

Jim Dalglish
Program Coordinator
Longwith Radio-TV-Film (LRTF) 209
(210) 486-1357
jdalglish@alamo.edu

 

Mandy Derfler
Academic Unit Assistant
MCFA 105
(210) 486-0258
aderfler@alamo.edu