Introduction to Photojournalism

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Photojournalism

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Journalism, Media and Journalism, Photography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The subject introduces you to photography as a means of documenting facts and telling stories. Practical instruction in the use of DSLR cameras & Lightroom or Photoshop. Exclusive recorded interviews with world-class practicing photojournalists, augment learning in the conceptual and aesthetic aspects of the genre. Practical assignments enhance your ability to understand, and creatively use photographic image-making as a means of expression of ideas and transfer of knowledge. NOTE: Online subject equivalent to 2-3 hrs/wk with access to online data. You must have access to Adobe Lightroom OR Photoshop CS3,4,5 etc. Photoshop Elements is acceptable but NOT desirable. A DSLR camera using memory card & RAW file quality is mandatory.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.