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
* 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.