Who is this class for: This course, aimed at a general audience interested in photography, is designed to help build skills in looking critically at photographs. No prior knowledge of studio photography or history of photography is required. Please note, this course does not address technical skills for making or editing photographs.

Created by:  The Museum of Modern Art

Commitment6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
English, Subtitles: Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
4.7 stars
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How It Works

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

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The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. Our mission is helping you understand, enjoy, and use the art of our time.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 1,437 ratings

Content and structure of course is so good.

Just the web page design not very user friendly and some information was missing.

Excellent and hardcore course. Train me using new way to see through photograph. Thx

This course exposes you to a variety of approaches to creating and viewing photograph-based art. The student is responsible for integrating the material in a personal way, and can always do more than the minimum required. Instructions are clear, references are plentiful, and the quiz items are mostly straight-forward, on two or three occasions a bit too esoteric. Keeps you on your toes, though, and you can repeat the quizzes. Overall, a very valuable experience, to experience these topics from the perspective of a first-rate museum!

Completo, profesional, artístico, humano, totalmente encantada con el curso.