Creative Arts 1: Creative Arts Today

Creative Arts 1: Creative Arts Today

Duration: 12 months at 8 hrs/week

Price: £1315

Run by: Enquiries
at OCA

0800 731 2116

This course is taught online

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About the Course

This Open course is a broad-based introduction to a range of contemporary creative arts for students new to the creative arts. It’s a compulsory for all students who select the creative arts Open degree, and can be studied as your first, second or third Open course at level one (HE4). We advise you to study it first though, because you’ll effectively get a taster of several arts subjects as you work through the programme of study. It explores some ways in which two key themes (place/space and time/journey) are explored in the fields of art (painting and drawing), creative writing, textiles, visual communications (illustration, graphic design) and photography and looks at how different creative disciplines interact. It introduces basic research tools and techniques in the creative arts; students will therefore need access to the internet. Students are made aware of the theoretical underpinning to the creative arts in preparation for more detailed study at Level 2. Exercises and assignments will require students to research, evaluate and write about artworks in a range of disciplines; practical exercises are optional.

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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