M.A. Photojournalism

March 6, 2017, 12:51 p.m.

Master of Arts in Photojournalism is a postgraduate Mass Communication course. Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism such as collecting, editing and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast and it creates images in order to tell a news story. Also covered are the principles and practice of visual editing and design for print and online. Photojournalism students learn to create truly integrated multimedia projects, incorporating audio, video and stills into compelling visual story-telling projects. It is now understood to refer to still images but in some cases the term also refers to video used in the area of broadcast journalism. Photojournalism is distinguished from other close branches of photography (documentary photography, social and street photography or celebrity photography) by the qualities of timeliness, objectivity and narration.

How is M.A. Photojournalism Course Beneficial?

•    Course is beneficial to learn about different photographic techniques, photography history and various photo editing methods.
•    It is also beneficial for further studies for enhancing their educational qualifications. Photojournalists working full-time for news agencies often focus on a single aspect of the news, such as sports, politics or entertainment. 


•    Graduate or any other equivalent qualification with minimum 50% marks
•    Some of the very reputed universities and institutes conduct entrance examination for admission.


Syllabus of Photojournalism as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Year I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


Introduction to Photo Journalism


Photography Equipment & Handling


Digital Photography


Professional Photo Journalism


Education in Photography

Year II


Camera Typology and Operations


Analysis of Photo Journalist's Work


Photo Journalism Ethics


Case Studies in Photo Journalism


Master's Thesis


•    The Global Open University, Dimapur

Course Suitability    

•    Students should have key skills that will make you highly employable in the media and publishing industries, whatever area you choose as your speciality, be it photography, book or magazine publishing or web-based publications. 
•    Applicants should also be able to work in high-pressure settings and be able to meet deadlines. Communication and decision making skills are also essential for the course. 
•    They should also possess some knowledge pertaining to photo editing software as they have to deal with it during the making final copy of taken snaps and other like things. 
•    Candidates willing for further studies, want to become lecturer also are suitable for the course.

Employment Areas

•    Film Industry
•    Research & Educational Institutes
•    Freelancing
•    Magazines
•    Newspapers
•    Websites

Job Types

•    Content Writer
•    Assistant Fashion Content Writer
•    Documentation & Report Writing Specialist
•    Teacher & Lecturer
•    Photojournalist
•    Documentation Executive
•    Social Media Manager
•    Communications Coach
•    Public Relations Manager


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