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UK: Scotland: Edinburgh Visual Communications Field School



This intense practical education program offers hands-on work in photography and publication design.

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 journalist 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 journalist, and for designers looking to develop skills in information architecture and visual-thinking design in the field.

A 10:1 student-faculty ratio offers exceptional feedback and photographic critique blending academic education with practical photojournalism and publication design experience.

For detailed program information visit the official  Photographic Field School Website  


Program dates

TBD Summer 2020

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 conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.

Application deadline 

Admission to this program is by a rolling admission procedure, with applications reviewed by the program director as they are received. For interested students early application is recommended.



Living arrangements

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 
  • VICO 6930 Individual Problems


Undergraduate Summer 2018

Find out about scholarships, using your financial aid and more for this program.

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.


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. 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.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

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 Student Accessibility Services  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.

Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found  here.  

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: 

Terry Eiler
Director of the School of Visual Communication
301 Siegfred
Tel: 740.593-4895.

Lyntha Scott Eiler

Cherita King 
Program Coordinator 





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