New member: The Danish School of Media and Journalism

The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) is the former Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark.
In 1951 The Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark participated in the first international conference that founded iarigai.
Iarigai history:
In 1951, on initiative of the English and Swedish graphic arts research institutes, the first international conference was held in England with PATRA (as Pira International was then known) acting as host and organizing institute.
At this 1951 conference six countries were represented, namely: Denmark, France, Holland, Germany, Sweden and Great Britain.
(http://iarigai.com/about/history/)
In 2004 The Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark hosted the 31st International iarigai research Conference in Copenhagen. At that time we still had a technical focus in our organization and in the education that we provided.
In 2008, The Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark (est. 1943) merged with The Danish School of Journalism (est. 1962) under the new name The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX).

Today The Danish School of Media and Journalism has the status as a university college which offers 9 different bachelor programs:

  • Media Production and Management
  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • TV and Media Production
  • Visual Communication (which is subdivided into 4 specialized programmes):
    o Creative Communication
    o Graphic Design
    o Interactive Design
    o Photographic Communication
DMJX has two campuses – one in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, and one in Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city. In total, there are approx. 200 employees and 1.500 full time students.
Thus, DMJX has been a member of iarigai since 1951 and until just a few years ago when a restructuring after the merger resulted in the termination of many network memberships across the organization.
Although the technical focus has been reduced in the institution and in our programs, iarigai is still valuable to at least one of our bachelor programs, namely Media Production and Management and especially for the lecturers associated with this education.
Therefore, we are happy to be back