Love taking selfies? UK college offers selfie course for 160 USD

A UK college is offering its students a new course on the art of selfies and chance to become fully qualified selfie-takers.

City Lit College will offer a first ever 'selfie course' for Euro 132 (USD 160) starting this March called "The art of photographic self-portraiture". The month-long course consisting of lectures and seminars will help students "improve critical understanding of the photographic self-portrait," The Telegraph reported.

Students can look forward to explore notions of identity, selfhood and memory. "The budding photographers will be taught how to explain ideas of space, place and surrounding issues, use light and significant detail in their work and even develop new ideas to make their photography more relevant," the report said.

They would also be expected to "critique visual work from a variety of practitioners", it said.

The 'practitioners' could include Ellen Degeneres – whose 2015 Oscar selfie became the most retweeted ever.

Earlier reports suggest that, a group of at least 1,151 people in Bangladesh had taken a selfie together with their Nokia Lumia 730 smartphone. It made it one of the gigantic selfies fit to become the world’s largest selfie.

Posted on the Facebook page of Microsoft Lumia Bangladesh, the photo apparently required people to sign up to keep a track of how many were there.

With inputs from PTI

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