Open Foundations – Re-Approaching Photography (RPS)

Approx. Duration: 12 months at 8hrs/week


Re-Approaching Photography is designed specifically for those who have extensive professional experience with photography, but need to further develop their critical, academic skills in the subject to equip them for the challenges of undergraduate study in photography. It is a challenging course that will encourage you to consider the photographic image in all of the many diverse ways it is used and consumed. The course encourages you to reflect critically upon your own photographic practice and help your articulate a critical voice on the subject of contemporary photography.


Re-Approaching Photography aims to:

  • Explore a broad range of contemporary practices in photography.
  • Introduce you to research skills and key ideas in photography.
  • Use critical thinking and reflective writing skills to develop your learning.
  • Develop your ability to read and evaluate your own and other practitioners’ photographs.


On satisfactory completion of Re-Approaching Photography you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the broad range of contemporary practices in photography.
  • Apply your research skills to explore the theoretical underpinnings of photography.
  • Apply your understanding of contemporary photography to your own practice.
  • Reflect upon your own learning experience.