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IAI Major Course Description - MC921 : Photojournalism

(3 semester credits)

An introduction to the principles and techniques of photojournalism for use in print, broadcast and other journalistic mass media. On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

identify the major historical events in the field of photojournalism;

identify the principles and values of newsworthy photojournalism, including legal and ethical considerations;

apply the basics of visual literacy and communication;

use standard and digital cameras, film and lighting;

apply basic photocomposition techniques to various newsgathering to situations;

use emerging techniques and technologies to create photojournalistic content;

demonstrate understanding of basic digital image processing.

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