Photographic Communication

An international semester with focus on contemporary photography and moving pictures in fields of fashion, visual storytelling and editorials.

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: Full-time
  • Credits: 30 ECTS
  • Level: Advanced undergraduate
  • Programme Start: End of January
  • Location: Campus Copenhagen

Application deadline: October 1.

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Your benefits:

  • Empower yourself as a communicating photographer creating aesthetic photographs and moving images.
  • Improve your photographic skills and academic approach to visual communication by using theory, methods and practice from multiple genres such as fashion & visual identity, co-creation & business, moving pictures and editorial photography.
  • Become a part of an open-minded and creative study environment with Danish and international students.

Programme structure:


Course 1: Fashion and Visual Identity (5 ECTS)
The course will qualify the student to identify and translate visual identities based on Fashion as a communication tool to create photographic narratives. The student will develop an understanding of visual codes that, through creative methods and processes, will develop into a reflected and justified photographic piece of work.

Course 2: Co-creation (5 ECTS)
(Common course between Interactive Design, Graphic Design, Photographic Communication and Creative Communication)
Students will learn, understand, and apply theory, related methods, activities, and principles associated with co-creation and co-design and their application in different contexts. Students will acquire knowledge of the elements involved in building up a net-based business such as crowdsourcing, for example. Additionally, during the course, students will address business strategy, positioning, product development, pricing methods, and the practical application of co-creation’s methods.

Course 3: Moving Pictures II (10 ECTS)
The course will enable the student to create and produce narratives in moving images to a given context across media platforms. At an advanced level they will be able to use relevant camera and technologies on an extended level along with sound and editing for creating aesthetic moving images with narratives. The student will gain routine in identifying, devising, describing, organizing and developing creative communication solutions within moving images that depend on specific issues.

Course 4: Editorial photography (10 ECTS)
The course will give the student insight into the commercial as well as staged photography within magazines and editorials, and will qualify the student to be able to communicate photographically and through moving images on relevant media platforms. The student must have basic theoretical and practical knowledge of the editorial work, have insight into the magazine and editorial tradition, aesthetically in practice, and be able to use this insight creatively in the process - and finally be able to control the multidisciplinary approach underlying the final product. The module ends with a magazine assignment that is solved in groups and must be defended by an oral examination.

Learning environment
Learning-by-doing in a studio-based learning environment is central in the teaching. Presentations of theories and methods are followed by practical experiments and exercises.

Assignments can be ‘real’ cases linked to relevant business relations, which ensures that problem solving and solutions are synchronized with the needs and requirements of the professional world. All assignments have relevance for your portfolio.

Class size is approx. 24 students. Classes are mixed with Danish and international students. You will work in groups or individually depending on the assignment.

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Requirements and tuition
To apply for this programme you must have:

  • completed at least 1,5 years on a photography/moving picture/visual program.
  • a portfolio with still and moving images.
  • a digital SLR camera
  • a good visual imagination and be curious and creative
  • a good command of the English language, both written and oral.

PROGRAMME SKILLS: Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe premiere or Final cut

You do NOT have to pay tuition fee if you are:

The tuition fee is 5200 € for this programme.

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