City Lit College in the UK is offering a new course on the art of selfies, and giving students a chance to become fully qualified selfie-takers. The college will offer a first ever ‘selfie course’ for Euro 132 ($160) starting this March called “The art of photographic self-portraiture.” Also Read - Your video selfie may help measure your blood pressure: ReportAlso Read - Google PoemPortraits is the new art project that uses AI to overlay your selfies with poems
The month-long course consisting of lectures and seminars will help students “improve critical understanding of the photographic self-portrait,” The Telegraph reported. Students can look forward to explore notions of identity, selfhood and memory. Also Read - Israel’s first spacecraft to moon clicks a selfie with Earth in the background
“The budding photographers will be taught how to explain ideas of space, place and surrounding issues, use light and significant detail in their work and even develop new ideas to make their photography more relevant. They would also be expected to “critique visual work from a variety of practitioners.”
The ‘practitioners’ could include Ellen Degeneres, whose 2015 Oscar selfie became the most retweeted ever.