Study with the Open College of the Arts
With the Open College of the Arts (OCA), you can study a one-off course or a BA(Hons) degree from home or anywhere you like and at a time to suit you. 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. The Open College of the Arts is a non-profit educational charity whose charitable purpose is to widen participation in arts education through distance learning methods. All of our degrees are accredited by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). We have an exceptional range of part-time higher education courses in painting, drawing, photography, music, illustration, graphic design, creative writing, textiles, sculpture, printmaking, art history and film. An award-winning online MA Fine Art is also available.
If you’re not sure if you’re ready for degree-level study, we have a range of ‘Foundations’ courses, designed for students who want to develop their skills and understanding before embarking on degree level study, but they can also be studied as interesting courses in their own right.