BA (Hons) Textiles

BA (Hons) Textiles

Duration: 8 to 10 hours a week

Price: £10465

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at OCA

0800 731 2116

This course is taught online

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About the Course

With our open learning approach, the OCA’s Textiles degree courses provide a real alternative to traditional campus based learning. Our inspiring course materials enable you to work at your own pace, in your own time, and whenever you choose to study.

The BA (Hons) Textiles degree programme will develop your textiles arts practice with a wide range of media and techniques. You will also develop your creative capacities in the interpretation and application of imagery, tactile awareness and understanding of the theoretical and conceptual issues central to the practice of textile art. Course units at levels 1 and 2 guide you through stages to develop innovative work, showing technical, creative and analytical skills by using a structured approach that is process driven. The units at level 3 enable you to focus on your personal interests to further develop your own individual voice.

Degree aims
Widen access to education in textiles at undergraduate level through Open and Flexible Distance Learning.
Ensure you gain the traditional skills in textiles to form a solid foundation for further development.
Provide an intellectually stimulating programme of study based on high quality study material and tutor support.
Develop your creative capacities and your ability in interpretation and application.
Develop your critical understanding of the theoretical and conceptual issues central to the practice of textiles and the social, historical and cultural context in which it is practiced.
Provide a 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 textiles to expand upon your abilities.
To develop autonomous learners capable of applying intellectual and practical skills in textiles design appropriate to employment in the creative industries (in fashion design or other areas), 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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If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.



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