Can't get enough of selfies? Take a course on them at London college

Revellers take a selfie as they wait for the fireworks to start at the London Eye on the River Thames during New Year's celebrations in London on Dec 31, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Revellers take a selfie as they wait for the fireworks to start at the London Eye on the River Thames during New Year's celebrations in London on Dec 31, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON - What's next after selfie sticks? A selfie course, of course.

A central London college is offering its students the chance to become fully qualified selfie-takers by offering a dedicated course in 'The art of photographic self-portraiture', The Telegraph reported on Saturday.

City Lit College in Covent Garden promises that the month-long programme of lectures and seminars, which will start in March, will "improve critical understanding of the photographic self-portrait".

Students can look forward to exploring notions of "identity, selfhood and memory", the report said.

And they will base it on their existing collection of selfies, because the course demands that students evaluate their own "previous photography" in relation to the topic.

As well as critiquing their own efforts, students will also be expected to "critique visual work from a variety of practitioners", said the Telegraph.

The potential pool of students is likely to be vast. According to the course description anyone who has taken self-portraits "even in the most casual way" is welcome to join.