Expired: 2018 COURSES AT MARKET PHOTO WORKSHOP

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Deadline

Courses commence 7 February 2018

Opportunity Description

1. Advanced Programme in Photography

Full Time
Duration: Twelve Months
Time: Mon – Fri 09h00 – 17h00
Cost: R19 950 (Limited amount of bursaries are available)
Course commences on 7 February 2018

In the Advanced Programme, the focus is placed on the individual’s creative, conceptual and professional development and personal photographic vision. Specialist skills are introduced at this level, in addition to which students will embark on a series of independent self-motivated projects. Students also select options from a programme of advanced interventions, these are short, intense programmes with defined outcomes – such as the production of a portfolio, publication or exhibition. These advanced interventions are designed to provide learners with specific skills, experience and access to the professional worlds of photography.

The Advanced Programme focuses on commercial as well as fine art photography, allowing the student to build up a professional portfolio. The course includes multimedia, community engagement, and entrepreneurial skills. Furthermore, Advanced students are placed in internships where they receive industry experience, and create a public project that focuses on curatorial practice as well as engagement on a particular social issue within a specific community.

2. Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Programme (PDP)

Full Time
Duration: Twelve Months
Time: Mon – Fri 09h00 – 17h00
Cost: R21 000 (Limited amount of bursaries are available)
Course commences on 7 February 2018

The Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Programme (PDP) was established in 2005, with the aim of broadening the availability of photography training for aspiring photojournalists in South Africa, the sub-region – and further afield on the continent. The PDP focuses heavily on inculcating a critical awareness of socio-political issues, cultural contexts, and contemporary media practices and perspectives, as they appear within the broader South African landscape. The methodologies and perspectives employed throughout the course are specific and contextual, and would suite students with a keen interest in African affairs. Students from other parts of the world who have a proven interest in exploring and documenting issues in Africa may also apply for the PDP. In keeping with the ethos of the Market Photo Workshop, there is a particular emphasis on recruiting learners from disadvantaged communities and from sectors of the media that may have limited exposure to important debates on photography (notably media in outlying and rural areas).

The PDP combines instruction in technical and conceptual issues with projects that enable students to sharpen their critical, research and interpersonal skills. Teaching is conducted in a context of ongoing debate about what it means to be a photojournalist at a time when social networking, citizen journalism and other threats to print media have made traditional forms of photo-reportage all but obsolete.

The programme comprises four terms, the first two terms are the most intensive, where students are expected to complete rigorous assignments set by trainers who are seasoned professionals within their areas of expertise. Classes are often interspersed with guest lectures and workshops, facilitated by highly qualified journalists, photographers and academics. The third term is largely devoted to internships in which students gain work experience at news organisations and non-governmental organisations in Johannesburg and elsewhere. During the fourth term, students are given time to critique the work they’ve produced over the course of the year, while at the same time finalising their portfolios.

Training encompasses seven core modules designed to complement learning in photography with an appreciation of journalistic ethics, professional practice, multimedia and visual literacy.

How to Apply

Applications are still open for 2018 year-long courses at Market Photo Workshop. Contact their offices to find out how to apply for a bursary.

For more information and to fill out an application form for the Advanced Programme in Photography, click here. For the application form and information on the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Programme click here.