Core Courses

There are three VII Academy core courses:

Participants first undertake the Level 1 course in photography before progressing to Level 2 and Level 3.

The Level 1 core course is taught through 12 live online sessions over 12 weeks. The syllabus is built around multiple mini-assignments to be done by students from one week to the next. In addition, there are separate sessions taught by a professor on the theory, history, and ethics of photography and photojournalism.

In 2020 we ran eleven Level 1 courses for people from South and Southeast Asia, the Pacific region, Central and Eastern Europe, the Former Yugoslavia and Albania, both English-speaking and French-speaking Africa, and Native Arabic speakers.

Please visit our main courses page to see what is open for application, if there are bursary or scholarship opportunities currently available, which courses are now running, as well as past courses.