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Open University Online Course

Digital photography: creating and sharing better images

Open University Online Courses – supported by the RPS.  The OU and the RPS have a long-standing relationship underpinned by our shared passion for photography and life-long learning.  

Available worldwide for £200  
Course starts on: 6 March 2021
OU course code: TG089
Duration: 10 weeks, 10 hours per week

This short course is for beginners to intermediate level photographers. The course will develop your technical and visual skills as you learn the principles of digital photography and image editing. The course will also provide a foundation for those intending to undertake the RPS Licentiate Distinction (LRPS) qualification.

"I have just passed the TG089 Digital Photography Course and I have thoroughly enjoyed it.  Thank you for allowing students, including students like myself from overseas, to study photography and become part of a great community of fellow photographers via the Royal Photographic Society." 
S.K., The Netherlands
Find out more here

RPS offers the following benefits to learners
RPS membership
Upon enrollment you will be able to become a member of the Royal Photographic Society at the student rate of £55 (standard rate: £120, saving £65).  To qualify for the discounted membership, you can contact us upon enrollment or within the 10 week duration of your chosen course. To sign up, visit as a Student Member and provide your OU enrollment details.

If you are an existing RPS Member, you may be entitled to a partial refund. Please contact the membership team at for more information.

Distinctions Benefits: OU students are eligible for a one-to-one portfolio review at the reduced price of £10. Open to members and non-members. Find out more here

Any OU student who has completed the OU course prior to 6th March 2021, is entitled to book a free Advisory day, once the government covid restrictions have been lifted. To book please contact

RPS Certificate
Upon successful completion, participants will receive a course-specific RPS Certificate in Photography.
Cost: Non-members: £12/Members: Free