University of Technology Sydney

52644 Visual Journalism

Requisite(s): 8 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10046 Journalism Major OR 12 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09478 48cp Journalism Major OR 12 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09486 48cp Journalism Major


In this subject, students gain essential skills in visual storytelling and explore the practical, critical and theoretical aspects of journalism through the context of broadcasting, photojournalism and documentary filmmaking. Students learn about historical developments, the technical landscape and the visual language of composition and cinematography in newsgathering, reporting, photography and video production. Students develop journalism skills in research, sourcing, interviewing and story development in conjunction with production skills such as producing, directing, scriptwriting, photography, film work, sound recording, lighting, editing and production workflows; learn about journalism's use of emergent technologies such as visualisation through AI and AR and apply advance techniques in narrative construct through correction and grading, AB cutting, sound, intent and production design. They learn how subtext and meaning are created through visualisation and editing and explore context and ethical responsibilities and implications.

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Spring session, City campus

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