We believe hands-on experiences outside the classroom give you the chance to apply what you’ll learn inside the classroom. The Multimedia Photography & Design faculty actively pursues and creates unique and valuable experiences so you can realize your potential as storytellers — photographers, designers, filmmakers, editors and producers.

We push you out of your comfort zone. You get to test your mettle.

Imagine the possibilities.

If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting
for the rest of our lives.
Lemony Snicket, Author, Ersatz Elevator

The Fall Workshop

Photo of Lynn Johnson with Newhouse MPD student

Each Fall more than 50 graduate and undergraduate students from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University gather in upstate New York to record, film, photograph and tell stories. Photography students are paired with coaches to receive intimate one-on-one feedback to develop and hone their storytelling chops. Designers work with photographers, copywriters and coaches to craft dynamic presentations of the stories produced over the weekend. The Fall Workshop is intense, exciting and loads of fun.


Photo of a Liberian child from Together Liberia

Over the past six years MPD has been working with journalists and storytellers in Liberia, West Africa. Partnering with multiple universities, Newhouse has led media development, storytelling, student exchange and press freedom initiatives.

Learn more about our partnerships and view student work:



Newhouse was one of 12 academic institutions chosen to participate in News21, an innovative multimedia journalism program sponsored by the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism. Newhouse departments in the print-online, broadcast, design and photography majors were represented on the Newhouse team. We have produced several projects including the award winning “Apart From War” and “Young & the Wireless”.

View our News21 Projects:

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