Creative Arts Open courses

The Creative Arts Degree provides a unique opportunity for OCA students to fulfil their creative potential through studying two disciplines in depth to degree level.

Level 1 (HE4)

Due to the large number of courses that can be taken as part of the OCA’s BA (Hons) Creative Arts degree programme, this page only lists the compulsory courses for that degree programme. For more Creative Arts Open courses at level 1 (HE4), please see the Creative Arts Open degree pathway.

Level 2 (HE5)

Due to the large number of courses that can be taken as part of the OCA’s BA (Hons) Creative Arts degree programme, this page only lists the compulsory courses for that degree programme. For more Creative Arts Open courses at level 2 (HE5), please see the Creative Arts Open degree pathway.

Level 3 (HE6)

OCA’s Creative Arts Open courses

The Creative Arts Open degree provides a unique opportunity for OCA students to fulfil their creative potential through studying two disciplines in depth to degree level. The development of a new level six programme for this degree gives a real opportunity to grow in its ability to merge two separate disciplines and create one final body of work, contextualise this work and develop an understanding of a professional practice.

Students may choose to study photography and creative writing for example, or textiles alongside painting, or music alongside illustration and so on. Students can choose across the range of units available at OCA, thus combining the study of fine art, creative writing, art history, textiles music, visual communications and photography. The range of choices available is exceptional, and provides an exciting opportunity for those students who have a passion for combining more than one creative art practice. The new level six units of the course provide the students with a breadth of intellectual, practical and transferable skills required for a range of roles in the creative arts.

Students will study two subjects independently at levels four and five as well as completing the compulsory Creative Arts Today course unit. At level six the course is structured to engage the students with practical, theoretical and conceptual issues whilst combining this with their unique approach to their selected creative arts pathway.