About the Course
The BA (Hons) Drawing Open degree gives students the unique opportunity to study drawing as a distinctive creative practice. Drawing has taken a significant role within today’s contemporary arts environment and therefore provides students with a platform for studying and engaging with drawing as the central part of their creative practice.
Through studying the OCA BA (Hons) Drawing degree, you will be introduced to drawing in its purest form as well as providing a context for studying drawing through the exploration of its history, meaning and traditional and contemporary use in today’s creative world. You will be encouraged to use drawing as a means of developing your creative thinking as well as learning through experimentation. Critical and theoretical issues that contextualise drawing in the contemporary world will be explored through the courses alongside guidance at all stages through tutor feedback.
To ensure students gain the technical skills in drawing to form a solid foundation for further development.
To provide an intellectually stimulating programme of study based on high quality study material and tutor support.
To develop students’ creative capacities and their ability in interpretation and application.
To develop students’ critical understanding of the theoretical and conceptual issues central to the practice of drawing and the social, historical and cultural context in which it is practised.
To provide an environment in which the student has the possibility of changing their view of the world and their interaction with it both artistically and intellectually.
To foster high level ethical and professional standards and an awareness of the possibilities offered by existing and new developments in areas of the creative arts to expand their application areas.
To develop autonomous learners capable of applying intellectual and practical skills in a chosen area of contemporary drawing activity appropriate to employment, further study or life-long learning.
The Open College of the Arts is a non-profit educational charity offering arts education through open and flexible distance learning methods. You will receive support from a one-to-one tutor who is also an arts practitioner and you will become part of a thriving UK and international student community.
All of our part time distance learning Open degrees are awarded by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). We have an exceptional range of part-time Open courses at Higher Education level in painting, drawing, photography, music, illustration, graphic design, creative writing, textiles, sculpture, printmaking, art history and film.
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