By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...
- Recognise photographic genres/areas and their conventions, styles and approaches
- Create a set of high quality (visually and technically proficient) images in your chosen subject genre that communicate a clear narrative
- Communicate clearly in writing about your individual photographic approach to your chosen subject
- Use information technology to organise and publish your images online
- Use communication skills to participate in online discussion areas
- Confidently use a digital camera to construct a photographic narrative to communicate the intention of your photographic portfolio of work
- Create high quality images that show a high level of craft, creativity of approach and appropriate artistic vision
- Create a professional written Statement of Intent that explains what your portfolio is about, the purpose, objective or intent of the work
- Engage in peer assessment of images online
You’ll have access to our online welcome area where you’ll be able to read any information relating to your microcredential.
From 23 Oct 2023
Digital Photography: Discover Your Genre and Develop Your Style
Take the next steps in your photography journey by exploring different genres and finding your photographic style
10 hours per week
Your submitted assessment will be marked by academic experts from The Open University and you’ll also receive personalised feedback on your work. You’ll continue to have ongoing access to the course materials.
10 UK credits at Undergraduate level from The Open University and a Certificate
Academic credits are awarded on passing the final assessment. These will be at undergraduate level 5 of the Framework for Higher Education (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) / level 8 of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.
A Certificate in Photography from the Royal Photographic Society
The certificate is free to members of the Society or available for an additional £12 for non-members.
Find out how credits work and where you can use them in our FAQs.
As the UK’s largest university, The Open University (OU) supports thousands of students to achieve their goals and ambitions via supported distance learning, helping to fit learning around professional and personal life commitments.
LocationMilton Keynes, UK
World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020