Travel Writing and Photography


Learn the art of travel writing and photography


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Course Code TWP
Qualification gained Australian College Diploma of Journalism (Travel Writing and Photography)
Study mode Flexible delivery online
Flexible duration Up to 12 months
Study load Self-paced
Start date Start anytime
Assessment method Short Answer Questions, Writing Assessments, Photo Assessments
Nationally recognised No
Course units

Module 1 – Introduction to Travel Writing

Reading 1 – The World of Travel Writing and Photography
Introduction to Travel Writing and Photograph
The Travel Journalist’s Role
Getting Published
The Rewards of Travel Journalism
Writing a Travel Article
Your Travel Writing Toolkit

Reading 2 – Writing for the Media: Structure of an Article
What You need to be a Travel Writer
Promotional Trips
The Structure of an Article
How an Editor Assesses Your Article

Reading 3 – The Travel Writer and Photographer’s Words and Picture Needs
Basic Equipment Needs
The Internet
Creating Words and Pictures with Style
House Style and Other Conventions

Reading 4 – Selling to Local and Overseas Publications
Selling Yourself and Your Work
How to Present Your Articles
A Basic Freelance Contract


Module 2 – Developing Your Writing and Research Skills

Reading 1 – Writing Travel Features
The Travel Feature
Using Quotes in Your Travel Features
Writing With Tense in Mind
The Language of Your Feature Story

Reading 2 – Interviewing Techniques for Travel Writers
The Conversational Approach
The Formal Interview
Handling The PR Pressure
A People Policy

Reading 3 – Research and the Internet
Research and Sources
Seek The Statistics First
Home-Based Research Resources
External Research Resources

Reading 4 – Defamation, Copyright and Ethics
What is Defamation?
Confidentiality: A Mixture of Ethics and Law


Module 3 – Professional Approach to Travel Writing

Reading 1 – Writing and Photographs:  The Package
‘Packaging’ Your Articles
The Art of Travel Photography
Plan Before You Go
Photographic Resources

Reading 2 – The Travel Writer’s Market
The Travel Journalists’ Newspaper Market
The Right Publication, The Right Department
The Magazine Market
Query Emails
The Television and Radio Market
Further Learning Resources

Reading 3 – PR, Journalism and Writing a Travel Book
Beyond the Mainstream Market
The Role of Public Relations
Writing The Travel Book

Reading 4 – Essentials of Travel Writing Success
A Review of the Basics
Photography Hints
Becoming a Successful Travel Writer

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

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