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Photojournalism (JOUR90022)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeJOUR90022
Availability(Quotas apply)
Semester 2
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This is a practice-based subject teaching the history, principles and techniques of photojournalism in the context of rapidly changing communications technology. Students will learn basic photographic techniques, as well as learning how to edit their work and present it in a variety of multimedia contexts and platforms. They will also learn how to handle the ethical issues involved in dealing with subjects in a variety of different situations, as well as how to present and market their work.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • Be able to take professional standard photographs for use in a journalistic context
  • Be able to edit and crop their work, and prepare it for a variety of platforms and multimedia environments
  • Have an awareness of the international market for photojournalism, and how this is changing
  • Have the ability to identify the particular ethical issues involved in photojournalism
  • Be equipped to critically reflect on a range of case studies relating to journalism practice in the international context

Generic skills

Upon successful completion of this subject, graduates should develop the following generic skills:

  • Capacities relating to the to communication of facts and ideas in visual form
  • Capacities of ethical reflection and identifying on how these are relevant to exercising responsible judgement in applied settings
  • A capacity to analyse and reflect on the social significance of communication practices
  • Time management and planning skills relevant to the management and organisation of workloads

Last updated: 21 September 2019