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  • Qualification

    BA - Bachelor of Arts

  • Location

    Open College Of The Arts

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Study a Drawing degree with OCA

Bring a willingness to learn and an ambitious curiosity and we will support and challenge you to discover the many worlds drawing inhabits and to develop a personally rewarding creative response. The course provides you with practical knowledge of methods and materials across a wide range of drawing contexts, including drawing as sculpture, narrative drawing, drawing as performance and drawing from observation and invention.

You’ll be encouraged to question and experiment with your ideas of what drawing can be, using research, peer collaboration and creation, deepening your understanding to develop an ambitious personal practice.

The drawing department at OCA is very open to wherever each student journey may lead. We are proud that the diversity of our student body correlates to a diversity of approaches to drawing.

Discover your creative potential with a BA (Hons) Drawing Degree today.

Careers & Employability

Upon completing the BA (Hons) Drawing degree, you’ll be set with skills to help you navigate the workplace. You could use your practice as a professional artist, illustrator, fine artist, the choice is yours. Prospects can help you with a variety of options of where you degree could take you.

While you are pursuing your dream of being a professional artist, you can find a range of options to support your art. You could use your creative and research skills to work in visual communications, marketing, and many more roles.

In 2017 the Department for Culture, Media, & Sport estimated there were some 3.12 million jobs in the UK creative economy, and 80,000 new jobs were created in 2017 alone. The creative industries are growing faster than any other sector in the UK.

Creativity is a sought after skills in today’s job market. Learning this as part of this degree will set you apart from the rest of the pack.

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University information

Open College of the Arts

  • Campus address

    Open College Of The Arts, Michael Young Arts Centre, Redbrook Business Park Wilthorpe Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 1JN, England

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