Who is this class for: This course is designed for Learners who have completed Courses One through Four of the Specialization, Photography Basics and Beyond, and are ready to develop a personally meaningful photography project. They want to put the knowledge they have gained to work as they engage a period of concentrated effort in photography, over a two-month period, with ongoing feedback from fellow Learners and individual reviews of completed projects by Michigan State University faculty members Prof. Peter Glendinning and Prof. Mark Sullivan.

Created by:  Michigan State University

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CommitmentPlan on spending more than 5.hrs per week completing each module, much of it making/editing photos
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

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Michigan State University
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 of 94 ratings

Awesome course/specialization. The outstanding content and extreme helpful and constructive critics/reviews help to become a better photographer and broaden your horizon.

This was a great experience of learning! I enjoyed my work of creating a body of work and also reviewing the works of my peers.

This specialization it's being a bless and I am very grateful for completing it. I thank Mark and Peter for the way you have made the course and the whole team of mentors for being there in every doubt or question.

Thanks a lot

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I have now become awesome because of this awesome course. I will suggest any novice to join this course and take advantage of advanced peers and I would invite any advanced photographers to just understand other's point of view and earn a specialization certificate.