MA New Media Photojournalism
The Master of Arts in New Media Photojournalism at the Corcoran College of Art + Design is the first program of its kind, poised to help visual journalists with varying backgrounds study and address the challenges facing photojournalism today. Located in the nation’s capital, the program draws on a vibrant community of media outlets and renowned photojournalists who make Washington, D.C. their home. The program emphasizes the individual as a visual reporter and encourages experimentation with new ways of story-telling, documentation, and editing, and explores the latest digital practices taught in conjunction with the enduring fundamentals of visual reporting, editing, and ethics.
Gain Real World Experience
Through intensive faculty mentoring and a strong internship program, students choose and develop their professional paths. Besides The Washington Post, National Public Radio, National Geographic, and Discovery Communications, there are countless newspapers, magazines, trade journals, and major media outlets within a five-mile radius of the Corcoran's Downtown campus. Alumni of the program are prepared to take on and excel in careers in a wide range of visual media—including photographing, picture and video editing, documentary production, and multimedia management—and are prepared to lead a new generation of 21st-century photojournalists.
The Master of Arts in New Media Photojournalism is a two-year, 48-credit program that can be completed in three semesters of full-time traditional study and one semester of intensive project completion. The curriculum draws on the College's excellent academic and fine art offerings, and extends the established strengths of the Corcoran's renowned undergraduate Photojournalism program and the College's partner, the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Students develop proficiency in generating and editing compelling still photographs, audio, and video; multimedia production and post-production; basic web design; and a solid understanding of the best practices and ethical guidelines in photojournalism today.
Required Degree Courses
Photojournalism Graduate Seminar I, II and III
Photojournalism Graduate Thesis (Directed Study)
Advanced Multimedia Lab
Research, Reporting and Writing
Ethics in Photojournalism and New Media
Advanced Project Lab
Editing and Production
Admission is based on the evaluation of transcripts, portfolios, writing samples, an interview, and recommendations. More information is located on our Requirements page.
New Media Photojournalism Faculty
Part-time Graduate Faculty
Director of Photojournalism Programs, Assistant Professor of Photojournalism
World Press Photo (WPP)