Photo Documentary and DiscoverySemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Communication, Journalism, Media Studies
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Use your camera as a passport for opening doors and as your tool to explore and understand the cultures, people, and places you encounter in Sweden and on your trip to Berlin. In this course, learn to research and tell your individual story through photography. Through workshops and excursions outside the classroom, develop the skills to dive into different cultures and use your camera as a medium for understanding a community and telling your story through photographs.

Included Travel Component

In the travel component of this course we go to Berlin for three days to take in the city and its people through photo documentary projects. Exploring your photographic skills in a new space is an ideal way to push your limits as a photographer and share experiences in the group. You learn how to take control of a situation, how to gain the courage to interact with subjects, and how to embrace emotions as exposed through photography. While taking in this hip and historic metropolis, you also gain experience working with light and angles, shooting portraits, and completing personal, artistic, and classic photo assignments.

This trip will come at no extra cost to you but is a mandatory part of the curriculum of this course. Travel will take place over three days during the period of your semester known as the ‘Study Break.’

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Photography, Visual Arts


Johan Marklund

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Service management, Umeå University and Euromed - Ecole de commerce Marseille. Freelance photographer. With DIS since 2023