About the program & partners

The international diploma program is a collaboration between 3 of the major players within documentary photography and photojournalism.


 The transforming media landscape has rapidly decreased opportunities in editorial assignments for visual journalists. This means that the skill set of documentary photographers and photojournalists has to change.


That is why the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX), NOOR Images, and the World Press Photo Foundation, have joined forces to launch a Diploma in Documentary Photography - thereby combining outstanding educational formats and content from DMJX, instruction from the world renowned documentary photographers of NOOR Images, and the World Press Photo Foundation's unique insight into current industry practices and debates.


The diploma program is approved by the Danish Ministry of Education making it a formal program within the international ECTS-system. At the same time the program is geared for enabling the students to work in the real world, which is a key focus for the partners, who want to refine the skills of those already working with documentary photography, as well as those working with journalism or communication in other ways, whom have some visual media skills and ambitions.

Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX)

The Danish School of Media and Journalism is an education and knowledge centre for the media and communication world. The school offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as continuing education within, for instance, journalism, photography, advertising, design, media management and corporate communication.


The photojournalism programme attracts students from all over the world, and both the students and the graduates have created stories with significant impact and have won prizes in, for example, the World Press Photo Contest.


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NOOR Images

NOOR was established in 2007 as both a photo agency and a foundation. NOOR is made up of thirteen photographers from nine different countries - visual storytellers, photographers, filmmakers, writers, artists using photographs, videos, sounds and writing, to see, document, investigate, and witness our world.


The NOOR Foundation is concerned with the encouragement and support of young photojournalists and documentary photographers around the world. The NOOR Foundation facilitates educational initiatives in close collaboration with partner institutions and NOOR’s professional photographers & videographers, all experienced teachers, lecturers and mentors.


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Photo by Alixandra Fazzina / NOOR

Courses available
The Short Documentary Film
The Documentary Photography

For more information write to Torben Nielsen at Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX):