<small>Proficiency Award 3 in </small><span>Photojournalism</span>

Proficiency Award 3 in Photojournalism

Course Code VPH009
Qualification Proficiency Award 3
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 2100 Hours

Proficiency Award 3 In Photojournalism VPH009

The Proficiency Award 3 in Photojournalism is a broad based, practically oriented training course that will develop the essential skills required to work in this field. The student will develop a variety of written and photographic work that can be used as the basis for a professional portfolio.

At the completion of this course you will have a thorough understanding of the craft of photojournalism, improved writing skills, knowledge of the publishing process and the business skills to set yourself up.  You will also have an understanding of online publishing and marketing.

This course is made up of 19 modules (1900 hrs total)

PLUS Research Project l 

PLUS 100 hours of work experience or industry meetings (100 hrs).

Core Modules:    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Proficiency Award 3 In Photojournalism.
     Business Studies BBS101
     Editing I (Editing and Proofreading) BWR106
     Freelance Writing BWR102
     Html (Writing a Website) VIT102
     Introduction To Photography BPH100
     Photographic Practice BPH101
     Photographing People BPH102
     Publishing I BWR107
     Research Project I BGN102
     Digital Photography BPH202
     Graphic Design BIT205
     Information Security BIT203
     Photographic Lighting BPH204
     Photographic Technology BPH201
     Project Management BBS201
     Publishing II BWR202
     Photographic Portfolio BPH301
Stream Modules:    Studied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects.
     Photojournalism Practice I BPH302
Elective Modules:    In addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 11 modules.

  •      Travel Photography VPH005
  •      Dramatic Writing BWR110
  •      Introduction To Psychology BPS101
  •      Marketing Foundations VBS109
  •      Visual Basic.Net BIT101
  •      Advanced Freelance Writing BWR201
  •      Ethics BPS217
  •      Internet Marketing BIT204
  •      Photoshop CS - Beginner To Medium Level VIT202
  •      Research Project II BGN201
  •      Wedding Photography BPH206

Note that each module in the Proficiency Award 3 In Photojournalism is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

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