The UMKC Strategic Marketing and Communications office offers several services to ensure that the university maintains a cohesive brand voice.

MCom exists to ensure that UMKC marketing, PR, photography and more tell the same story — the success of our students, staff and faculty. Representing UMKC is a task we work every day to perfect, and we offer several services to departments to keep that representation consistent. Here in services, you can book a photographer, update your website, manage public relations and much more.

Free Services

These services are available to academic and support units

  • Creative Project Development, Proofing and Editing
  • Project Management and Marketing Plans
  • Press Releases and Media Relations
  • Crisis and Issues Management
  • Advertising Placement
  • Web Design
  • Annual Studio Portrait, on designated free Studio Portrait Days

Contact your relationship manager

Paid Services

These services are available at below-market rates:

Creative Services

Service Rate
Print production 15%
Illustration $50/hr
Rush fee 20% additional fee

Web Services

Service Rate
Web copywriting $40/hr
Web maintenance - hourly $70/hr
Web maintenance - prepaid annual Annual packages are available at $50/hr. Contact your relationship manager for more information.
Web maintenance - on-demand $70/hr - development
$60/hr - production

Photos and Videos

Rates are charged at a one hour minimum, and then in 30-minute increments thereafter. Off-peak hours are Monday-Friday after 5 p.m., weekends and holidays (Updated July 1, 2023).

Service Rate
General photography

Standard: $125/hour, Off-peak: $150/hour

  • Now includes all photography outside of studio and bulk portraits: Events, staged shoots, non-studio location portraits, group photos, editorial, etc.
Studio Portrait Days Free* (see Rush Request Fee below)
Studio Portraits

Individual: $50 flat rate, Bulk: $150/hour

  • Scheduled separately from free Studio Portrait Day, 307 Fine Arts Building, Volker Campus

Bulk Portraits (Non-studio location) $225 for the first hour, $150 each additional hour

Video Projects





  • Quotes are custom created per job, depending on the scope of the project, and will be provided at the time of request.
Travel Fee

$50/hour (Roundtrip)

  • Applied to all shoots not held on UMKC Volker or Health Sciences campuses. The total roundtrip travel time will be estimated from the shoot’s location to the nearest UMKC campus location.
Rush Request Fee


  • Photo requests made within 2 business days of an event or photoshoot, or images requested before the standard 8-business day turnaround will be charged a 20% rush fee. *Free portrait rush images will be charged a $25 flat fee.

Processing Fee


  • Projects not charged to a MoCode will require an email or mailing address to send the invoice and will incur an additional 20% processing fee.
Photography and videography location permission fee Fees are listed on permission request form (external groups only)