Syracuse University

Newhouse School of Public Communications



Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Multimedia Photography and Design Department attracts students who are passionate about all types of visual storytelling—photography, videography/cinematography, design, 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 smart phones, tablets, the Web, cable and broadcast channels, to film festivals and gallery exhibits. The program’s impressive faculty will help you develop critical skills and understanding in: • Photography (photojournalism/documentary, advertising/illustration, fashion, portraiture) • Videography/cinematography (latest methods in short-form fiction and nonfiction 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 nonfiction) • Entrepreneurial/business skills (writing, social media, marketing, ethics, law) Unique features of our program: • 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 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. Outcomes: • 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, NPR, MediaStorm, Harper’s Bazaar, The Washington Post, The New York Times, the New York Yankees, Elle Magazine, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dateline NBC, and Businessweek.


Newhouse is accredited by ACEJMC.

International Student Requirements:

International students must submit a TOEFL score of 100 or higher or an IELTS score of 7.0 or higher.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 33

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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