Photojournalism is a form of story-telling, which requires its creator to be honest and impartial when communicating news stories. In this fast-paced and exciting working environment timeliness, objectivity and narrative are vital in producing a professional piece of photojournalism.
This part-time course will introduce you to the world of photojournalism and documentary photography. Combining lectures, technical workshops, location shoots and group discussions, you will acquire technical skills and industry knowledge enabling you to produce a self-initiated photographic reportage.
The course is ideal for amateur photographers, but is also well-suited to those who already possess intermediate skills in photography. Your photographic skills will improve in leaps and bounds over the 10 weeks, as you will be involved in many different technical exercises, giving you a great hands-on experience.
Throughout the duration of the course you will also be introduced to the work of various leading photojournalists, before being encouraged to develop your own signature style. You will fast develop understanding of what is required to produce an industry-standard photo-story.
A number of short assignments will be set at regular intervals throughout the 10 weeks, which you will then submit to your tutor to be assessed. For the final assignment, you will be encouraged to pursue your own photojournalistic interests.
Introduction to photojournalism and press photography
Composition and framing
Ethics and legislation
Editing and caption writing
Presentation and marketing
Minimum age: 18
English proficiency: intermediate
Successful completion of this course could help you progress onto higher educational programmes relating to photography. You may also embark upon a career in photojournalism, whether that be as an employed worker or a freelance.