Develop a wider vision. Designed with photojournalists and documentary photographers in mind, MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online) will help you expand your practice and challenge the potential of the medium. Learn through a series of assignments as part of this internationally renowned programme, and join the graduates who've gone on to win the World Press Photo Daily Life Singles category and the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize.
A practical, cutting-edge Masters course with an international reputation, designed for aspiring photojournalists and documentary photographers.
Photojournalists and documentary photographers explore and record human experience. Beginning with Henri Cartier-Bresson (regarded as the father of modern photojournalism), they have recorded significant moments in history, documented unfolding news and created images that have gained iconic status. Central to their work is the telling of a story through images.
This internationally-recognised course is aimed at people who want to pursue a career in photojournalism or documentary photography. The aim is to equip students with a thorough grounding in the discipline, whether through film or digitally-based photography. You will follow a rigorous programme of photographic assignments, as well as initiating and developing your own projects and areas of special interest. All this takes place within the framework of the history and development of the medium, together with critical ethical and theoretical contexts. You will be encouraged to develop a wider vision of the practice and potential of the medium through exploration of the uses of documentary and reportage photography in magazines, portfolios, gallery exhibitions, books, television, web, CD-based productions and other media.
- Photojournalism Practice - History of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
In the first week, you’ll take part in an online induction programme, using web conferencing, in which you will:
- Become familiar with the course structure, - Be introduced to the teaching staff and your fellow students, - Access information about the Student Union, Student Services and Learning Resources, - Become familiar with PGNET, delivered through the software Moodle.
- Documentary Practice with Research Methods - Critical Perspectives on Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (including research methodology)
UAL Postgraduate Funding and Scholarships Schemes
University of the Arts London is pleased to offer a number of scholarships to those wishing to study at postgraduate level. These awards are funded by generous private donations, company donations, philanthropic charities and University funds. The scholarships range from fee waivers to full support for a year or more.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to £25,000
To see whether you are eligible for one of our postgraduate scholarships, visit the UAL website by following the link below.
To find out whether you are eligible for one of our postgraduate scholarships, or to see details of application procedures and application forms, visit the UAL website by following the link below.
An Honours degree in a relevant subject, or a professional or academic qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree. Graduates of all disciplines may apply, although most students have a background in arts and humanities. You must be inquisitive, self-motivated and passionate about a career in photojournalism or documentary photography. Relevant professional experience or work experience in the industry is increasingly important.Candidates without a first degree can be accepted onto the course if they can demonstrate past professional or life experience equivalent to a first degree.
Home/EU Fee £4,250 per year International Fee £8,960 per year
Recipient: University of the Arts London
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