This intense practical education program offers hands-on work in documentary photography, the picture story and the tools of color photojournalism.
The School of Visual Communication offers this thirty two day summer field school centered on Edinburgh in Scotland. Students will have the opportunity to work throughout Scotland as a visual reporter in a study-abroad field school format. Supervised fieldwork offers excellent training for photographers looking to improve their documentary photo-essay skills in magazine reporting and international journalism.
A 10:1 student-faculty ratio offers exceptional feedback and photographic critique blending academic education with practical photojournalism experience.
For detailed program information visit the official Photographic Field School Website
July 14- August 15, 2014
Eligibility and selection process
This program is designed for intermediate VisCom and Art Photography majors. Other students are accepted by portfolio and faculty recommendations.
Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a judicial offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.
Students will live in self-catering flats at a university in Edinburgh.
Courses and credits
Successful completion of the program will earn 12 hours of OHIO credit (graduate or undergraduate). Courses offered include:
VICO 3360 Photojournalism in Scotland I
VICO 3361 Photojournalism in Scotland II
VICO 4321 Documentary Photojournalism
VICO 4320 Topic Seminar II
VICO 5360 Photojournalism in Scotland I
VICO 5361 Photojournalism in Scotland II
VICO 5321 Documentary Photojournalism
VOCP 6930 Individual Problems
Additional Information on Scotland.
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.aspx. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html. US citizens won’t need a visa to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's Visa Information Page.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
For more information, contact:
Director of the School of Visual Communication
Lyntha Scott Eiler
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840