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  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 April 2016

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    The Master of Arts (MA) in Photojournalism programme provides you with the conceptual and advanced skills essential for a successful career in photojournalism and picture editing as well as the foundation to succeed in leadership roles in the profession.

    The courses address photojournalism in practice and theory on an advanced level. Courses cover theory, history, and legal and ethical issues of relevance to the profession, deepening the knowledge of visual communication as a language as well as critical debates about photojournalism. Furthermore, courses on photographic techniques, design, picture editing and picture research, advanced level photojournalism/documentary project courses, as well as advanced narrative writing for photojournalists provide the tools for the further pursuit of a career in the field. The Master's seminar, where you present work in progress, bring everything together in a forum for discussion of issues relevant to the profession, and for your educational experience and creative work.

    During the final semester, you work independently on a creative Master's Project/Thesis that demonstrates professional and conceptual skills in images and writing. The project/thesis is supported by a scholarly analysis with an annotated bibliography explaining, justifying and giving a context for the work.

    Courses in the program
    Photojournalism AV:

    * Technical Tools, 7.5 hp
    * Feature Writing for Photojournalists, 7.5 hp
    * Photo History, 7.5 hp
    * Masters Seminar/Workshop, 7.5 hp
    * Visual Communication Theory and Method, 7.5 hp
    * Design and Aesthetics, 7.5 hp
    * Legal and Ethical, 7.5 hp
    * Masters Seminar, 7.5 hp
    * Documentary Project, 7.5 hp
    * Editorial Picture Editing and Research, 7.5 hp
    * Topics in Photojournalism: Theory and Practice 7.5 hp
    * Thesis/Project Proposal 7.5. hp
    * Masters Thesis AV, 30 hp

    After the programme
    In the job market, photojournalists and picture editors with a Master in Photojournalism will be more competitive and will offer prospective employers either in media organizations or the field of education a deepened expertise in demand by the industry. It will also enable visual communications professionals new career opportunities to rise in management and leadership positions within media organizations that traditionally have been the realm of text-based journalism.

    Title of qualification
    Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits)
    Masterexamen med huvudområdet bildjournalistik, translated into Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) with a major i Photo Journalism.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Bachelor of Arts degree in photojournalism or in other subject area relevant to photojournalism, a portfolio consisting of creative work demonstrating the applicants abilities and skills in photography or film, and a minimum of two years relevant professional experience after graduation. Examples of relevant degree areas include, but are not limited to, journalism, photography, media production, art and other creative subjects, film, communication studies, ethnography and sociology.Proven language proficiency in English (English course B), for example shown from one of the following international English tests: * TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 on a paper based test and not below 4.5 on the TWE * TOEFL with a minimum score of 90 on internet based test and not below 20 on the TWE * IELTS Academic Training with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and a minimum score on the specific parts of at least 5.5. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90
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