A Taste of Photographic History

This course will be delivered online.

Course Content

This course will give you a grounding in the main movements in photography. You will learn about the technological and aesthetic developments that informed the progression of photography from its inception to current practice, through Pictorialism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Modernism and Postmodernism and beyond. You will have the chance to discuss photographers who inspire you and exhibitions you have visited, and share your passion with a group of like-minded individuals. The course may include some practical work and gallery visits.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

First Class Requirements

A notebook and pen.

Attendance Requirements

To get the most out of this course regular attendance is advised.

Additional Information

Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email