Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD
Class Schedule FY20:
05 Jan 2020
06 Jan 2020
03 Mar 2020
08 Mar 2020
09 Mar 2020
30 April 2020
10 May 2020
11 May 2020
15 Jul 2020
19 Jul 2020
20 Jul 2020
17 Sep 2020
20 Sep 2020
21 Sep 2020
16 Nov 2020
Located in the TPI. The course educates photographers and journalists in established communication theories and provides training in current best practices of photojournalism, so that graduates will be effective multi-platform communicators for their commands. Areas of instruction include visual and written communication theory, writing and photography interrelationships, news and feature writing, design principles, and intermediate photographic equipment and techniques to include electronic imaging, desktop publishing, digital cameras, image transmission, and archiving.
Students must have graduated from one of the following courses:
E-5 - E-6 (MOS 46Q or 46R)
GS-11 - GS-13 assigned to a public affairs billet (series 1001, 1035, 1082); approved by Army Public Affairs Center (APAC)
U.S. Air Force:
E-5 - E-6 (AFSC 3N0XX)
GS-09 - GS-11 assigned t o a public affairs billet
E-5 - E-7 (MC rating; minimum 1-year public affairs experience)
GS-07 - GS-13 assigned to a public affairs billet (series 1035, 10 82, 1084); approved by Chief of Information (O1-8)
U.S. Marine Corps:
E-3 - E-5 (MOS 4341, 4612, 4641, 4671, 4691)
GS-07 - GS-11 assigned to a public affairs billet (series 1035); approved by Director of Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard:
E-4 - E-6 (Public affairs specialist with minimum 18 months public affairs experience)
GS-07 - GS-09 assigned to a public affairs billet (series 1035); approved by Programs Branch Chief
International students attending this course must have an English Comprehension Level (ECL) of 85 and must be a graduate of the DINFOS-BPASC, BPAS-W, BPAS-B, DINFOS BCC or AFIS BJC course.
Interagency students are not eligible to attend this course.
For all services listed above: Minimum of one-year graduation of the Defense Information School's Basic Journalist Course, AFIS-BJC, DINFOS BPAS-W, DINFOS-BPASC, DINFOS-BPASC-ADL-NR/R, or PARC (for guardsmen and reservists) or a minimum of 15 hours credit for college level coursework in related or comparable areas.
For all services listed above: Minimum of one-year graduation from a Service school photography course, AFIS-BSP, or DINFOS-BSP, or have a minimum of 15 hours credit for college level coursework in related or comparable areas.
4. USAF: E-4 through E-6 (E-7 Reserve or Guard may attend); students must possess a fully qualified 5-level journeyman AFSC 3NOX5; DINFOS BSP and DINFOS BPJC-USAF.
5. USN: E-4 through E-6, Mass Communication Specialists (MC); minimum of one-year experience in the fleet
6. International Students: Due to the extensive amount of writing required for the course, international students must have a solid understanding of English language usage, grammar and syntax. Students must score an 85 on the English Comprehension Level (ECL) Test and be able to type. These requirements cannot be waived.