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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 Painting degree with OCA

You’ll be able to explore drawing and painting principles such as line, tone, proportion and perspective. You’ll be guided by a specialist tutor who will inspire your creativity, provide specialist insights and feedback on a one-to-one basis to enhance your existing skills and knowledge. Alongside the core units, you’ll have the option to choose from elective modules to suit your own interests and aspirations, enabling you to drastically grow and develop your artistic talents. You’ll build on your personal style that will captivate your viewers and set you aside from other artists.

Careers & Employability

Upon completing the BA (Hons) Painting degree, you’ll be set with skills to help you navigate the workplace. You could use your practice as a professional artist, illustrator, environment designer, character painter or art-worker, the possibilities are endless. Prospects can help you with a variety of options of where your degree could take you.

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 skill 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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