Open Foundations – Re-Approaching Photography

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.

Since you’re here…

If you’re considering this course, you may also be interested in the ‘Bridging‘ version of this course which offers a potential route on to the college’s BA (Hons) Photography degree programme. The Bridging: Re-approaching Photography course is running as a pilot programme, at a 20% discounted rate until 12 January 2018. Click here to express your interest and receive more information – Bridging: Re-approaching Photography Course.