J210 Introduction to Photojournalism

An exploration of journalistic photography as applied to newspaper, magazine, visual multimedia and the photo essay.

The primary goal of the course will be to emphasize the technical aspects in journalistic photography such as composition, editing, and presentation and to support student’s exploration and grow as visual journalists. Students will be working on weekly assignments that will directly correlate with the material covered in class. Assignments include real time shooting experiences such as being credential to a Cal  game, working on news and feature photo stories, and a photo essay.

This course will require students to work on assignments and to improve not only their conceptual understanding of the medium, but their technical, shooting and editing knowledge of photography with instructor support.

Each student will choose a photo essay project that he/she will work on at the end of the semester and should exemplify the skills and concepts that were covered in class.



Time:  M 3:00 - 5:00

Location:  To be determined

Class Number:  10877; fieldwork section 10888

Section:  001

Units:  2

Length:  15 weeks

Course Material Fee:  None

Enroll Limit:  12

Restrictions & Prerequisites

Restrictions and Prerequisites: UC Journalism Graduate students. By portfolio review for others.