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Visual journalism (15 cr)

Code: MI00BU85-3005

General information


21.11.2022 - 08.01.2023


02.01.2023 - 19.05.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

15 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Institute of Design and Fine Arts (LAB)


Lahti Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Photography


  • MI_opettaja_VIV, Visuaalinen viestintä Virtuaaliopettaja (LAB)

Scheduling groups

  • Harjoitukset 1 (Size: 30. Open UAS: 0.)



Small groups

  • Harjoitukset 1

Learning outcomes

The course comprises 3 sets of learning outcomes:

History and theory of photojournalism
The student is able to
- discuss the history of and current phenomena in visual journalism
- describe the processes of visual journalism from different perspectives
- discuss the structure and operation of the media, and to explain its relevance in society.

Journalistic video
The student is able to
- shoot and record typical forms of journalistic video, such as interviews
- plan and execute a shoot within a tight schedule
- compose a coherent and distribution-ready journalistic video from captured media.

Journalistic workshop
The student is able to
- describe the production process of a journalistic publication
- produce and edit material in a journalistic context as a part of a workgroup
- act according to the code of ethics in journalism.

Assessment scale