» Minor in Visual Journalism

A minor in Visual Journalism is for liberal arts students seeking exposure to multimedia journalism, digital and print photography, layout, design, videography and online editing.

  • Explore the practice, history and theory of design, photography, videography, editing and journalism
  • Test your skills by working with campus and professional news organizations
  • All courses are taught by working professionals or faculty members with extensive professional media experience, including reporters and editors from the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register.

The minor is open to all students except students earning a BA, or a BFA in English, or a minor in journalism, or a BFA in art, or a BFA in graphic design. 12 credits must be upper–division.


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Dennis FoleyThrough the Editor-in-Residence program, journalism students work with Orange County Register staff members to report, write, photograph and shoot video for publication on the Register website and in its daily and community newspapers.  Dennis Foley, veteran journalism professor; Register editor; and coordinator of newsroom internships, recruitment and training programs, is Chapman's Editor-in-Residence. Since the program's inception in 2011, numerous journalism students have seen their bylines appear online and in print, been selected for highly competitive training and internships, and now work full time at the Register. The Register is Orange County's premier news source and among the nation's 20 largest digital and print dailies.