Study a Drawing from the Past Foundation course with OCA

This foundation course is designed to provide students with a new way of looking at and thinking about works of art and art history.

The foundation places the experience of making at the heart of research activity. We intend to encourage you to use drawing as a way of understanding artworks and the ideas that led to them.

The research and making strategies you will discover in the course should help you build a first-hand, personal relationship with works of art and give you some understanding of what the artists who made them were thinking. These strategies should allow you to discover and generate knowledge on your terms.

The foundation encourages active looking at works of art by making drawings, tracings, maps and diagrams – you will be invited to slow down and look carefully at artworks, and to experience what it means to develop an understanding of the world and art through looking and making. This course is designed to be an entry point for studying art history, drawing, painting and fine art.

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Course Aims

The course aims to:

  • Introduce you to art historical themes for interpretation.
  • Teach drawing methods for interpreting artworks.
  • Introduce you to methods for art historical research.
  • Reflect on the engagement between making and historical context.

Course Outcomes

Through the course, you will:

  • Understand key art historical themes, and how to apply them practically.
  • Apply methods for drawing acquired from looking at artworks.
  • Demonstrate skills in researching art history.
  • Demonstrate reflective writing skills.
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Foundations

£900

Per course

Level 1 (HE4)

£4,050

For the level

Level 2 (HE5)

£3,340

For the level

Level 3 (HE6)

£3,340

For the level

Breakdown of costs...

Level 1 (HE4)

£1,350

Per course unit (4o credits)

All of the OCA’s Level 1 (HE4) course units are worth 40 credits each. If you’re studying towards an Open degree, you’ll need three Level 1 (HE4) course units to gain the necessarry 120 credits to move on to Level 2 (HE5).

Deposit is £440 followed by 8 monthly instalments of £120.

Level 2 (HE5)

£1,670

Per course unit (6o credits)

All of the OCA’s Level 2 (HE5) course units are worth 60 credits each. If you’re studying towards an Open degree, you’ll need two Level 2 (HE5) course units to gain the necessarry 120 credits to move on to Level 3 (HE6).

Deposit is £520 followed by 10 monthly instalments of £120.

Level 3 (HE6)

£3,340

For the level

OCA’s Level 3 (HE6) course units hold differing amounts of credits depending upon the given Open degree pathway. Two 40 credit units are studied concurrently and the deposit for these two units is £510 followed by 14 monthly instalments of £120. The only exception to this is the Creative Writing Degree, where Level 3 is split two course units, and the deposit for each is £520, followed by 10 monthly instalments of £120.

Foundations

£1,050

Per course

Level 1 (HE4)

£4,500

For the level

Level 2 (HE5)

£3,690

For the level

Level 3 (HE6)

£3,690

For the level

Breakdown of costs...

Level 1 (HE4)

£1,500

Per course unit (40 credits)

All of the OCA’s Level 1 (HE4) course units are worth 40 credits each. If you’re studying towards a degree, you’ll need three Level 1 (HE4) course units to gain the necessary 120 credits to move on to Level 2 (HE5).

Deposit is £590 followed by 8 monthly instalments of £120.

Level 2 (HE5)

£1,845

Per course unit (60 credits)

All of the OCA’s Level 2 (HE5) course units are worth 60 credits each. If you’re studying towards a degree, you’ll need two Level 2 (HE5) course units to gain the necessary 120 credits to move on to Level 3 (HE6).

Deposit is £695 followed by 10 monthly instalments of £120.

Level 3 (HE6)

£3,690

For the level

OCA’s Level 3 (HE6) course units hold differing amounts of credits depending upon the given degree pathway, and therefore are varied in cost. For individual pricing, please see the individual course unit pages on this website. Two 40 credit units are studied concurrently and the deposit for these two units is £735 followed by 14 monthly instalments of £120. The only exception to this is the Creative Writing Degree, where Level 3 is split two course units, and the deposit for each is £695, followed by 10 monthly instalments of £120.

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