Photojournalism 1

Please note there is a mandatory portfolio review to gain access to this programme and a limited numbers of places. It is very competitive to get into the programme, so make sure you have the required qualifications to this programme before applying.

Duration: 1 semester
Study mode and credits: Full-time, 30 ECTS
Course Start: Mid August and end of January
Location: Campus Aarhus
Deadlines for application: April 1 and October 1.

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This semester offers you a chance to combine photojournalistic training with intensive studies. The programme focuses on the language of photojournalism combined with the journalistic disciplines like writing and adding sound to pictures.

Course aims
As a result of this semester you can achieve the following:

  • Learn to use the visual language of photojournalism to tell stories that have an impact on the readers.
  • Be able to combine sound and video with still images, making the media support each other.
  • Edit and layout your picture stories in a professional way.
  • Ability to make advanced portraits showing more than the face of a person.
  • Increase your understanding of the problems and possibilities facing the Scandinavian welfare model in modern Europe by living and working in Denmark.
  • Grow as a prospective photojournalist by working and studying in an atmosphere that combines practical teaching with academic studies.
  • Create life-long professional and personal bonds by being part of an international group of students from all over the world.


Introduction - DMJX and Danish culturePhotojournalism in general: 10 ECTS 
Magazine project: 6 ECTS
Video Documentary: 6 ECTS
Photo Story: 8 ECTS
TOTAL for one semester full course load: 30 ECTS

Advanced undergraduate. Students must have at least one year of training and/or experience in journalism/photojournalism, and must present a portfolio with photojournalism products.

We offer 10 places for international students, mainly from partner institutions of the Danish School of Media and Journalism and young professionals.

Requirements and tuition

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