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INTRODUCTION TO FREELANCE PHOTO JOURNALISM (LEVEL 2)
 
INTRODUCTION TO FREELANCE PHOTO JOURNALISM (LEVEL 2)
 
£260.00
 

COURSE CODE 656


 

 

 

Student Profile

 

This programme is designed for people who wish to gain or improve their skills in photo journalism and marketing their images and  copy to a range of published media.

 

Aim

 

The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to produce professional standard photo journalistic articles and to know how to market them. During the course students will examine two key elements:

 

The practice of freelance journalism and the skills of gathering news

 

Combining photography and writing to produce reports and articles for publication

 

Study Method

 

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home.  Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email.  You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment. 

 

Assessment

 

Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and then marked by your tutor.  There is no external examination required.

 

Price and Payment Methods

 

Please refer to current price list

 

 

Course Accreditation

 

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 2 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

 

Course Duration

 

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies.  The course will take around 90 hours of study to complete.

 

Pack/Course Contents

 

Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies:

 

Studyguide

Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course

Self-assessment activities

Assignments

Tutor support

Assignment marking & feedback

Certification

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO

FREELANCE PHOTO JOURNALISM

COURSE CONTENT

 

Part A

Introduction to Freelance Journalism

This gives you an overview of the basic skills needed to be a freelance journalist.

 

This section of the course will cover the following topics:

 

Unit 1:

Introduction to Freelance Journalism

What is news?

The elements of news

News in the community

Community newspapers

 

Unit 2:

What makes a good Freelance Journalist?

What makes a good Freelance Journalist?

The function of a Freelance Journalist

 

Unit 3:

Gathering the News

The beat system

Sources and tools

 

Unit 4:

Interviewing

Preparing mechanically for interviews

Developing note-taking skills

Picking the interview location

Conduct pre-interview research

Conduct the interview

Conduct the post-interview

 

 

Part B

Introduction to Photo Journalism

This gives you again the basic skills to needed to combine photography and writing together into a good combined package of skills.

 

Unit 5:

Understanding Photo Journalism

Taking photographs for publication

Two visual considerations

Depth of field

Isolating a subject

Lenses and perspectives

Composition

The principles of composition

Action in still photographs

Stopping action.

 

Unit 6:

Obtain and Record Cutline Information

Who gathers cutline information?

How to record the information

What to record

Match up the information with the photograph

When to record the information

Sports photography hints

Filing cutline information

 

Unit 7:

Writing a photographic Cutline

Introduction

The four-part cutline

Equipment available

 

 



Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


INTRODUCTION TO FREELANCE PHOTO JOURNALISM (LEVEL 2)
 
INTRODUCTION TO FREELANCE PHOTO JOURNALISM (LEVEL 2)
 
 
£260.00
 

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