I do not really know what this course is going to be about other than it is a course in photographic composition which varies from composition for painting.
Photographic composition is more limited as a rule, one does not have the ability to arrange objects for instance unless one is working in a studio.
Photographic composition is less likely to be “pretty” since the world is not like that most of the time. There can be aesthetic composition but it is related to the real in a way painting is not.
Perhaps the peculiar nature of photographic composition will be discussed during the course.