Some Frequently Asked Questions
Our e-learning team have designed an online academy photography course incorporating the latest theories and techniques. They will support and guide you through the course, ensuring you develop the required skills and techniques that will enable you to improve your photography and take some magical photographs.
How much does the course cost?
The full price for the course based on the 12 theory and 12 practical photo projects and full online tutor support is £299.00.
Are there any prerequisites for taking the course?
There are no prerequisites to sign up for the course. It would be beneficial to have a digital camera, but not essential, as the course does explain the differences between camera types and you may choose to wait before you decide on a camera.
How long do I have to complete the course?
You have unlimited time to complete the course so you can study all the modules and projects at your own pace. As the course is continually being updated it will actually grow in value and continue to provide the most up to date information and advice.
What are the requirements to complete the course?
The course consists of 12 theory modules with questions at the end of each module, and 12 practical photo projects. You must complete all the modules by answering the questions for each theory module and complete the 12 photo projects by uploading them for your tutor to mark. You can study the modules in any order you prefer but we would suggest that the theory modules be completed in sequence. The practical photo assignments can be completed in any order that you prefer, as we appreciate that you may wish to wait for a special time or location to fulfill an assignment brief. Your scores will be recorded as you work through the modules and can be seen by you in the grades area of the site at any time.
Do I need any other equipment to take the course?
Apart from your digital camera you will need a computer/tablet to get the best from the course. To view and edit your photos and keep them organised there are some free software apps like Google's Picasa Photo editing software. Don't worry if you've not used Photo editing software before, they all have great hints and tips to help you get started. If you already have a programme like Photoshop or Lightroom then that's perfect for the course as well.
Does the course have any accreditation?
To achieve an educational qualification, you will need to undertake a degree or similar. Our course offers full tutor support from professional photographers and the certificate supplied is a 'certificate of achievement'. If you are considering any online course, we suggest you confirm any official accreditation the course vendor offers.
What will I get if I pass the course?
You will receive your academy certificate showing you have passed if you achieve a score above 55%. If you have achieved above 75% your certificate will show you passed with a credit and if you achieve above 85% you will receive your certificate showing a distinction grade. You will also receive a full colour portfolio showing your 12 photo project submissions.
Your certificates will be sent to you by email within 5 working days of your completion of all the modules and photo projects.
Will I have to buy any additional textbooks?
No there is no need to buy additional books for the course.
Can I take the course on an ipad or android tablet ?
Yes you can the course has been designed to be used on all current devices.
How do I get started?
Once you have selected the course and made payment, or received your voucher code, you will need to complete the enrolment form, during which you will create a username and password. Once this is completed you will be able to login at the homepage of our website and access the course 7 days a week 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world.
Do I have to do the course with parental guidance?
No it's not essential to have parental guidance to complete the course. It has been designed to be suitable for people of all ages. We only advise the help of parents so that students can ask for assistance with any technical or logistical problems that may come up.
We aim to provide the best photographic training and tutor support using the latest technologies to deliver a clear, accurate and enjoyable online learning experience.