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ONLINE: Summer 2018

Photojournalism for Advisers


JRN 808, Section 730: Journalism Education Visual Topics

July 2 to Aug. 16 • Take this class for 3 graduate-level credits or not-for-credit

Instructor: Julie Price

Take your photography to the next level with training from the Michigan State University School of Journalism. Learn tips on how to compose strong photos, how to get the most out of your camera and what it takes to be a photojournalist — all while developing techniques to teach these skills in your own classroom.

This online class will help you improve your digital photography skills and will provide techniques to teach photography to staff members of high school student media outlets.

We offer options to meet your needs: Take this class for graduate-level credit to meet state or district professional development requirements, to work toward a journalism endorsement, as part of MSU’s journalism master’s degree or not-for-credit for a reduced rate.

Julie Price

Learn from Julie Price, who teaches journalism and photography courses at Haslett High School. Price advises the Viking Longboat newspaper and Dixit Yearbook. Before becoming a teacher, Julie worked in newspapers in California and Michigan for 15 years as a sportswriter, features writer, editor and copy editor. She also teaches photo classes for students at the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop.

Required Textbooks & Supplies

  • Digital SLR camera or fixed lens camera with manual capabilities
  • Textbook: “A Short Course in Digital Photography” 4th Edition by Barbara London and Jim Stone (3rd edition is acceptable)


  • For graduate-level credit, use MSU’s tuition calculator (tuition varies based on residency and student level)
  • Don’t need the college credit, but want to take the class?  For $425, you can do that.
  • Scholarships are available from the School of Journalism and MIPA for those taking the course for credit. Learn more and apply.

About MSU Adviser Courses

The Michigan State University School of Journalism partners with MIPA to offer a variety of journalism education courses for teachers and students pursuing teacher certification. Often offered online and during the summer, our curriculum changes to suit your needs and current issues facing scholastic journalism. You may enroll in these courses for undergraduate- or graduate-level credit, or not-for-credit at a reduced rate.