MatadorU Travel Media School

MatadorU teaches beginner through advanced-level students how to produce travel media through writing, photography, and filmmaking. Our successful approach is based on experiential learning, or learning by doing: We don’t just rely on curricula and assignments, but proactively engage students around projects and publishing opportunities.

MatadorU prides itself on being a complete travel media ecosystem: Through course curriculum and working directly with faculty we give you the tools to be successful in your field, but that’s not all. As a student you will have exclusive access to real-world opportunities — getting published, participating in press trips, landing travel media jobs — giving you the chance to also learn “on-the-job” and network with professionals.
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  • FUNDAMENTALS OF TRAVEL WRITING

    Learn:
    • how to craft a travel story
    • to become versatile with different story forms
    • how to develop your personal brand and following
    • how to pitch editors and collaborate with other writers
    • much more
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

    Learn:
    • how to unlock the power of your camera
    • exposure, composition, and lighting
    • organizing and editing techniques
    • how to compile your portfolio and publish it online
    • much more
  • FILMMAKING

    Learn:
    • different framing techniques
    • how to capture better audio
    • how to edit your travel films
    • how to build your brand and find work
    • much more
  • ADVANCED TRAVEL WRITING

    Learn:
    • how to write on controversial topics
    • best practices when you're on assignment
    • pacing, structure, and transitions for longform / feature stories
    • how to thrive as a travel writer in the digital age
    • much more
  • ADVANCED TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

    Learn:
    • how to tell a story through photo essays
    • advanced post-processing techniques
    • how to develop your brand and market yourself
    • how to pitch editors and publish your work
    • much more
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MatadorU is an ecosystem for travel journalism. We offer programs in travel writing, travel photography, and travel filmmaking. Our online education platform is the Web’s most dynamic and comprehensive experience in the field of travel journalism. We’ve created a global community of thousands of travel writers, travel photographers, and travel filmmakers and empowered them to connect and collaborate with each other while also networking with destination marketers, brands, and creative agencies. Enrolling in our courses will be the best move you’ve ever made in improving your progression as a travel journalist—and we’re so sure of it, we’ll let you check it out for free.