This course provides a unique combination of professional practice and critical understanding for documentary photographers and photojournalists working in the field of editorial and contemporary media practice. The course builds on the international stature of the photographic and journalism departments of the University. It is designed to equip you with a sound command of the working methods that will sustain a career grounded in photographic practice – whether as an editorial, commercial or art photographer, picture editor, curator or writer.
The course is especially useful for photographers, media professionals and graduates who wish to broaden their skills and knowledge in the field of editorial and documentary photography.
The emphasis of the course is on you and the development of your practice, as understood in contemporary approaches to documentary, visual storytelling and editorial photography (including photo essays and single images for publication), picture editing, critical academic and journalistic writing, the production and design of a publication/magazine, and the major project, as a substantial project, allowing the student to develop their own research and practice. The primary course resources are those in the Margaret Harker Photographic Centre and J block video facilities, which are equipped to the highest professional standards for both analogue and digital production.