Faculty of Arts
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
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This unit introduces students to the skills required to be an effective photojournalist: to identify and research a story, and capture it in vibrant and technically clean photographic form. The unit covers the aesthetic, technical, narrative, ethical and historical aspects of photojournalism. Students learn to produce compelling images that best represent human events and are encouraged to develop their interests in producing folio work and picture essays.The unit begins with the principles of photographic techniques, an introduction to different forms of photography, and the requirements of different publications.Students learn the skills of issues-based research and writing to drive their visual storytelling and understand the value of timeliness, objectivety and narrative. Students also learn how to use photo-editing software.
On completion of the course students should be able to:
Note: Level 3 students are required to demonstrate a greater sophistication of technical skill and critical argument and scholarship.
Minor project: 30%
One x 2 hr seminar/week
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