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Photojournalism

Best School of Journalism & Photography in Kenya

PHOTOJOURNALISM

About this course

Make a career out of writing and taking photographs.
Photojournalists work in publishing (electronic or print media) either self employed (freelance) or in house (employed by a publisher); contributing images and (in smaller enterprises), writing as well to published work. Opportunities are relatively strong and diverse for skilled photographers, but for the person who can also write text and process images using software, demand for this mix of skills has been very high.

What is Photojournalism?
Photojournalism is slightly different to other forms of professional photography in that it adheres to the principles of journalism, which are – Accuracy, Timeliness, Fair representation of the context of events, Reporting of facts, and Accountability.

For example, a portrait photographer is also documenting an event, but their responsibility is to the client and what the client wants to see. A journalist, on the other hand produces news for the public, and should be accurate. A photojournalist also has a responsibility to put things into context.

Newspapers and magazines continue to make heavy use of photographs. One photograph can tell so much more than words. Nowadays newspapers and magazines will often not rely so heavily on just photographs - they will also make use of words and images to add more to their content.

Intensive training in our photojournalism course will give you competitive advantage as a photojournalists, reporter-photographers, multimedia producers and editors, picture and assignment editors, freelance photojournalists and photographers, and digital publishing specialists.

Develop your skills to work in Photojournalism
  • Understand the market - know what publishers want.
  • Develop your skills to meet the needs of publishers.
  • Develop your skills and knowledge in wide range of areas - photography, project management, adding and amending website content, how to organise and manage projects, marketing and much more.
  • Learn about networking and establishing contacts and relationships in the industry.

We have;
Diploma in Photojournalism
Certificate in Photojournalism
Short courses in Basic & Advance Photography

Course outline

CERTIFICATE LEVEL
SEMESTER 1:
-Computer Studies
-Critical Thinking
-Intro to Photography
SEMESTER 2:
-Basic Photography 
-Writing Skills
-Photo Essays
SEMESTER 3:
-Communication Skills
-Writing Skills
-Photo Portfolio
 
DIPLOMA LEVEL
SEMESTER 1:
-Basic Photography 
-Writing Skills
-Photo Essays
SEMESTER 2:
-Communication Skills
-Writing Skills
-Photo Essays
SEMESTER 3:
-Publishing
-Advance Photography
-Photo Essays
SEMESTER 4:
-Pro Photography
-Developing themes and style 
-Photo Essays
SEMESTER 5:
-News Coverage Photography
-Photo Essays
-Web & Graphic Design
SEMESTER 6:
-Research Project
-Photojournalism Practices
-Photo Portfolio

Particulars

  • Intakes: January, April, July, October
  • Certificate: 9 months (3 semesters)
  • Diploma: 18 months (6 semesters)
  • Fees: Ksh45,000 a semester (payable in instalments of Ksh15,000 a month)
  • One semester = 3 months
  • Grade(KCSE): Diploma C-, Certificate D-

Requirements

  • Paid Non-refundable Application Fees of Ksh2000
  • Submitted Application Form
  • 1 Passport size photo
  • Copy of National ID or Passport (or wait list)
  • High School Certificate or Letter of recommendation
  • Diploma entry grade is C-, Certificate is D-
  • Short course entry grade is any grade
  • Pay your semester school fees before starting class
  • Maximum of 3 installments are allowed per semester
  • After payment send the confirmation to +254.798.325.330
  • Hostels are not part of school fees
  • TVET (KNEC) Exams fees - paid later
  • PEARSON Exams fees - paid later
  • PROJECT / LAB / ACTIVITIES fees - paid later

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