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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 Fine Art degree with OCA

Materials and making lie at the heart of BA (Hons) Fine Art. Respecting and acknowledging historical fine art practice, the course builds on and respects the traditional as well as exploring contemporary approaches and realisation of work in 2D, 3D and 4D.

Our distance learning BA (Hons) Fine Art degree offers you the opportunity to obtain knowledge and understanding of fine art as a creative, technical and intellectual activity. Integration of theory and practice throughout the programme promotes critical reflection in accessible ways and widens the cultural, social and political contexts that frame your understanding of fine art and your own work.

Practice, experiment and develop your creative voice through the exploration of different media. The course offers additional optional opportunities for group work including a Music and Fine Art collaborative projects.

Careers & Employability

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

While you’re pursuing your dream of being a professional artist, you can find a range of job opportunities to support your art:

– Professional practice, exhibiting

– Gallery and museum education

  • Visual Communications and research
  • Marketing, Advertising, media
  • Transferable skills such as planning and management, presentation skills.

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.

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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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