BA (Hons)

Fine Art

Summary

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.

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Degree overview

The OCA BA (Hons) Fine Art degree offers students the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of fine art as a creative, technical and intellectual activity. Integration of theory and practice in the course supports critical reflection in accessible ways and widens the cultural, social and political contexts that frame students’ understanding of fine art and their own work. This critical and contextual reflection is evidenced through research and reflective tasks at HE Level 4, critical writing at Level 5 and a body of visual and written research for Level 6.

Degree aims

  • The Fine Art Open degree curriculum focuses on the core media within fine arts  – Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, and Printmaking.
  • Provide an intellectually stimulating programme of study based on high quality study material delivered by experienced artists.
  • The course builds on and respects the traditional as well as exploring contemporary approaches in fine art practice.
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Degree prospectus

Full details of the content of the Fine Art degree, and pathways available can be found through the BA (Hons) Fine Art degree handbook and pathway documents, downloadable here.

The Open College of the Arts is the distance learning college of the University for the Creative Arts – one of the UK’s leading specialist art and design universities.

“The OCA I has given me a fulfilling sense of purpose, developed my skills, and enabled me to share experiences with fellow students. I really enjoy the variety of exercises which stimulate my need to experiment and discover new ways of expressing myself artistically.”

 

Roselyne Edwards, Fine Art student

Programme Leader for MA Fine Art, Fine Art and Painting

Caroline Wright

My practice encompasses site responsive visual and performance work using media as diverse as glass and gold. I have made work for cities and rural spaces, community spaces, galleries, theatres, churches, on desolate uninhabited islands and for audiences in the 100s and of one.

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Creative careers

The creative sector employs 1.5 million people in the UK alone.

By studying the OCA BA (Hons) Fine Art degree, you can kick-start your career in the creative industries by working part-time or doing an internship whilst gain ing your academic qualifications at the same time.

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