Communication is a discipline that teaches vital skills for success in today's society and provides professional preparation in communication fields. Communication provides the link for using all other technical skills and knowledge acquired in one's lifetime. Few assets are more valuable to career or comunity as a basic understanding of the dynamics of communication. The visual image as communication, especially the phographic image, plays a vital role in contemporary society. The photography area focuses on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to create visual images as a form of communication. This program gives students the opportunity to explore the role of photography in modern mass communication.