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Photojournalism - The Language of Photojournalism

Short-term programme of Photojournalism - The Language of Photojournalism , 30 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX)
Campus Campus Aarhus
Duration 1 semester
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4000 EUR


This semester offers you a chance to combine photojournalistic training with intensive studies. The programme focuses on the language of photojournalism combined with the journalistic disciplines like writing and adding sound to pictures.

Course aims

As a result of this semester you can achieve the following:
  • Learn to use the visual language of photojournalism to tell stories that have an impact on the readers.
  • Be able to combine sound and video with still images, making the media support each other.
  • Edit and layout your picture stories in a professional way.
  • Ability to make advanced portraits showing more than the face of a person.
  • Increase your understanding of the problems and possibilities facing the Scandinavian welfare model in modern Europe by living and working in Denmark.
  • Grow as a prospective photojournalist by working and studying in an atmosphere that combines practical teaching with academic studies.
  • Create life-long professional and personal bonds by being part of an international group of students from all over the world.


To apply for the course Photojournalism 1: The Language of Photojournalism you must have:
  • a minimum of 2 years training and/or experience in journalism/photojournalism.
It is an advanced undergraduate program, and we also have graduate level students participating in the programme.

Language requirements
All courses are taught in English. Participants must have a good command of the English language, both written and oral.
Non-native English speakers should include a copy of their TOEFL test results (minimum score 550 or computer based 80)/ IELTS test of 6.5 or have the test results sent to our address).


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System


Application date
Oct 01
Start date
Jan 16


Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Aug 15

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