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Short courses

CPD-accredited short courses with OCA - short, but sweet!


OCA are launching a suite of new short courses, available from Spring 2020.

Focusing on a single topic, these short courses run for 8-10 weeks. Designed and led by OCA’s expert tutors, go deep into a topic and develop expertise yourself in topical issues.

All our short courses are CPD accredited, meaning you can be rewarded and advance your career while studying.

If you are interested in exploring around a subject, these courses are ideal to supplement your existing or planned study, or to take as a standalone course.

Assessing your options


Covid-19 is throwing education and career plans into disarray, so we're glad we've been able to offer these courses during these uncertain times.

They have been designed to be accessible, affordable and practical – a short timeframe that is packed with engaging course content, with the added bonus of CPD accreditation.

Whether you’re weighing up your career options, exploring the next step in your education or simply trying to stay creative during the lockdown, take a look at our short courses below – you might find the perfect fit.

Available Short Courses


Creative Education

Explore how teaching and creativity interact, and how you can creatively teach.

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Photography as Language

Learn the theoretical and technical skills on how to think about photography.

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Investigating Place with Psychogeography

How do different places make us feel and behave? Explore and investigate place.

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Games Design

Learn gaming history, the Unity engine and design within virtual space.

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