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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 Photography degree with OCA

Our BA (Hons) Photography degree is a fantastic option for anyone with an interest in developing and applying their creative and technical skills to a range of projects that critically explore the role of photography.

As an open-access flexible degree, the course can be studied anywhere in the world, at a time and pace to suit you. You’ll be joining a creative community of students who support each other, coming together to share their unique ideas and work.

Throughout your studies, you’ll be provided with one-to-one tutor support and feedback, guiding you through the course materials to maximise your creative potential. Our tutors share a wealth of experience from across the photographic, creative and cultural sectors. Their combined skills and experience reflect the exciting range of possibilities and pathways which the study of photography can lead to.

A degree in photography with the OCA will support you in the development of your creative practice, research and critical thinking. These skills will enable you to question the value of the image in digital culture, producing work that is inspiring, engaging and meaningful.

Careers & Employability

Upon completing the BA (Hons) Photography degree, you’ll be set with skills to help you navigate the workplace.

While you’re enhancing your photography profession, you can find a range of options to support your work. You could use your creative and research skills to work in visual communications, marketing, and many more roles. 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.

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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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