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College launches revamped press photography course

A newly revamped press photography and photojournalism course has been launched at Sheffield College.

Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, the course has been made more compact to make it financially competitive for students.

At a cost of £2,400 it will run for 24 weeks from September and will include 400 teaching hours in addition to independent studying and projects.

Students will cover photojournalism, media law, photographic knowledge and practice, and news and caption writing.

Course leader Robert Rathbone said: “The course specifically equips promising press photographers with the skills that the media industry needs.

“It gives them as wide ranging an experience as possible to prepare them for the variety of real life assignments they’ll need to deliver on when they get a job.”

This year’s trainees attended a series of high profile events rubbing shoulders with the national and regional press pack on the first  week of their course to photograph the Queen when she visited Sheffield.

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  • June 29, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Its great to see the course surviving under Rob Rathbone – he had big shoes to fill

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