Master in Photojournalism

Mid Sweden University

Program Description

Master in Photojournalism

Mid Sweden University

The Master of Arts (MA) in Photojournalism programme provides you with the conceptual and advanced skills essential for a successful career in photojournalism and picture editing as well as the foundation to succeed in leadership roles in the profession.


The courses address photojournalism in practice and theory on an advanced level. Courses cover theory, history, and legal and ethical issues of relevance to the profession, deepening the knowledge of visual communication as a language as well as critical debates about photojournalism. Furthermore, courses on photographic techniques, design, picture editing and picture research, advanced level photojournalism/documentary project courses, as well as advanced narrative writing for photojournalists provide the tools for the further pursuit of a career in the field. The Master's seminar, where you present work in progress, bring everything together in a forum for discussion of issues relevant to the profession, and for your educational experience and creative work.

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During the final semester, you work independently on a creative Master's Project/Thesis that demonstrates professional and conceptual skills in images and writing. The project/thesis is supported by a scholarly analysis with an annotated bibliography explaining, justifying and giving a context for the work.


Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree in photojournalism or in other subject area relevant to photojournalism, a portfolio consisting of creative work demonstrating the applicant’s abilities and skills in photography or film, and a minimum of two years relevant professional experience. Examples of relevant degree areas include, but are not limited to, journalism, photography, media production, art and other creative subjects, film, communication studies, ethnography and sociology.

English course 6/English course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or the equivalent.

Selection

Applicants are rated according to an overall evaluation of four parts:

  • a portfolio consisting of creative/professional work demonstrating the applicant’s abilities and skills in photography or film.
  • relevant professional experience in areas such as photojournalism, journalism, photography or other area constituting the focus of the applicant's Bachelor's degree.
  • two letters of recommendation.
  • a personal statement of purpose.

For instructions and specific information about portfolio requirements, please visit: www.photojournalismsweden.com.

To apply, visit www.universityadmissions.se and submit your portfolio, personal statement of purpose and letters of recommendation to Maria Nilsson by sending it to the address listed below.

Attention: Maria Nilsson, Mittuniversitetet Holmgatan 10 851 70 Sundsvall SWEDEN

Send other documents verifying general and specific entry requirements (transcripts etc.) to: University Admissions in Sweden FE 20102 SE–839 87 Östersund SWEDEN


Title of qualification

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits).

Masterexamen med huvudområdet bildjournalistik, translated inte Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) with a major in Photojournalism.

After the program

In the job market, photojournalists and picture editors with a Master in Photojournalism will be more competitive and will offer prospective employers either in media organizations or the field of education a deepened expertise in demand by the industry. It will also enable visual communications professionals new career opportunities to rise in management and leadership positions within media organizations that traditionally have been the realm of text-based journalism.

Price info available on: www.miun.se/en/education/programmes/fees-and-scholarships/tuition-and-application-fees.Please notice that European citizen are exempted from paying fees.

FAQ:

Can you send me more information?

More information about Mid Sweden University’s international programmes can be found on our websites (www.miun.se/en). On every programme’s webpage, you find information about entry requirements and much more. The curricula/syllabi are available by clicking on a button called “Curriculum” on the right-hand side on each programme’s webpage.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is mid-January every year (for the coming fall semester) for international students that require a residence permit for studying in Sweden. More info can be found on University Admissions (the central application system for all universities in Sweden). The “first admission round” is for students that require a residence permit in order to start their studies in Sweden (deadline mid-January). The “second admission round” is for international and Swedish national students that do not need to apply for a residence permit (deadline mid-April).

Electronics Design is the only international programme at Mid Sweden University where students have the possibility to start their studies during the spring semester. The application deadline is mid-August for the January admission.

How much does it cost?

Citizens of the EU, EEA and Switzerland are not required to pay an application fee or tuition. Students from other countries will have to pay an application fee and tuition for their studies in Sweden. More information about the application fee and the cost of tuition for each programme at Mid Sweden University can be found on University Admissions and on Mid Sweden Universities webpages.

Can I pay in installments?

The tuition fee must be paid one semester at a time, prior to the start of each semester. The fee for one semester cannot be paid in several instalments. When searching for programmes on University Admissions and selecting one, the first tuition fee instalment and the total tuition fee will be shown amongst the rest of the information.

Is this available online?

All international programmes offered by Mid Sweden University (except for Emotion Psychology) are campus-based. Emotion Psychology is an internet-based programme that has one to two mandatory meetings in Östersund, Sweden, every semester.

What is the duration?

The duration of each programme differs. As 60 credits are a full-time study load for one year, most of our programmes at Mid Sweden University are either one or two years long. Because Emotion Psychology can be studied at a part-time study pace (15 credits per semester and 30 credits per year), the duration of 2 years at a full-time load becomes 4 years at a part-time study load.

Can I take this part-time?

All of Mid Sweden University’s international programmes (except for Emotion Psychology) need to be studies at a full-time study pace (30 credits per semester = 60 credits per year). Emotion Psychology can either be studied full-time or part-time (15 credits per semester = 30 credits per year). This means, of course, that the study duration for part-time studies doubles.

Is this part-time or full-time?

All of Mid Sweden University’s international programmes (except for Emotion Psychology) need to be studies at a full-time study pace (30 credits per semester = 60 credits per year). Emotion Psychology can either be studied full-time or part-time (15 credits per semester = 30 credits per year). This means, of course, that the study duration for part-time studies doubles.

Where is the school located?

We are located in the middle of Sweden (one geographic midpoint of Sweden is located about a 1-hour drive west of Sundsvall). Mid Sweden University has two campuses: one in Sundsvall, Västernorrland, and one in Östersund, Jämtland.

Where is the campus located?

Mid Sweden University is located in Sundsvall and Östersund. Both cities are located in the middle of Sweden. The Sundsvall campus offers the following international programmes: Computer Engineering, Electronics Design, Industrial Design – Design for All, Photojournalims, Business Administration Marketing and Management, and Political Science. Östersund’s campus offeres these international programmes: Ecotechnology (Bachelor), Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development (Master), Toursim Studies, Business Aministration Marketing and Management, and Political Science.

The masters in Business Administration, Marketing and Management and Political Science are offered on both campuses. So, be careful to choose the right option on University Admissions! Emotion Psychology is an internet-based programme. However, the mandatory meetings every semester will be held on the Östersund campus.

In which state/province/region is the school?

We are located in the middle of Sweden (one geographic midpoint of Sweden is located about a 1-hour drive west of Sundsvall). Mid Sweden University has two campuses: one in Sundsvall, Västernorrland, and one in Östersund, Jämtland.

What other funding options do you have?

Mid Sweden University offers tuition scholarships for some of our international programmes for high-performing students. As only a few scholarships are available every year, we recommend that you consider applying to other scholarships as well. The Swedish Institute and Global Grants might be a good place to look for other funding opportunities. Please visit our websites for more information. For students interested in Electronics Design: tuition scholarships from Mid Sweden University are only available for the fall-semester start of the programme.

What documents are required?

Sweden’s universities have a centralized application system: University Admissions. On their website, you will find all kinds of information that you need in order to apply for university studies in Sweden.

What is the admission/enrolment process?

On University Admissions, all information for applying to Swedish universities is available.

What language is this course taught in?

Mid Sweden University’s international programmes are all taught in English.

Other

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 31, 2016
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