Special Topics: Introduction to Photojournalism

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Special Topics: Introduction to Photojournalism

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Journalism, Photography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    COM 100 or Permission of Instructor; digital camera

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Introduction to Photojournalism will allow students to better understand storytelling through the technical, aesthetic and ethical aspects of digital photography. Students will learn to capture daily life with Rome as the backdrop. Daily assignments will encourage students to use their cameras to tell stories from their unique study abroad experience and take home skills that can be used to photograph people in any rich environment. A digital camera is required. Must bring camera to first day of class. Students will learn more about Photojournalism as a discipline of gathering news content from a visual perspective. Students will be taught reporting, ethics and content gathering through the lens of visual storytelling. Classes are people-centric, meaning students are required to find stories and photo opportunities that are about the human condition.

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