BA (Hons) Fine Art

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Duration: 8 to 10 hours a week

Price: £10465

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0800 731 2116

This course is taught online

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About the Course

The BA (Hons) Fine Art Open degree focuses on the core media within fine arts – Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, and Printmaking. Respecting and acknowledging the historical atelier-based, fine art approach, the course builds on and respects the traditional as well as exploring contemporary approaches in fine art practice.

This distance learning BA (Hons) Fine Art Open degree offers students 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 students’ understanding of fine art and their own work. Our Fine Art degree programme offers an accessible, flexible, and well-supported course of study through which students can develop their creative voice through a range of media whilst developing a specialist understanding of the discipline.

As its Distance Learning arm, all OCA degrees are validated by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). UCA is the No.1 Specialist University for the Creative Industries in the Complete University Guide and ranked 21st in the UK by the Guardian University League Tables.

Degree aims
To develop your theoretical, conceptual and contextual understanding of fine art and contemporary debate in the discipline.
To provide an intellectually stimulating programme of study based on high quality study material delivered by experienced artists who are qualified teachers.
To encourage a respect for traditional fine art techniques and processes as well as exploring contemporary approaches in fine art practice.
To develop your ability to apply your creative skills, knowledge and understanding creatively within a range of contexts.
Develop your critical understanding of the theoretical and conceptual issues central to Fine Art and the social, historical and cultural context in which it is practiced.
Provide an environment in which you have the possibility of changing your view of the world and your interaction with it both visually and intellectually.
Foster high-level ethical and professional standards and an awareness of the possibilities offered by existing and new developments in art and painting to expand your application areas.

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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