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Studying with us - The Open College of the Arts | Distance Learning Degrees and Courses
To find out more details about the transfer to The Open University see A New Chapter for OCA.

Studying with us

OCA is unique.

Study at OCA is flexible to fit around all that your life has going on - kids, caring, work, the lot. With one-to-one support from a practising artist to guide you along the way, at a third of the cost of attending a campus university, studying at OCA will change your thinking of what going to university is like.

Bring the university into your life; chat with your course mates on the OCA discussion forum from the kitchen table; have video sessions with your tutor discussing your latest assignment from the studio; live chat with support teams at OCA from the office.

Wherever you choose to study, you’ll have OCA there with you along the way. Here we’ll show you what support is available to you throughout your studies, what you need to enrol on a course, and what it means to study at a distance.

Applying to OCA

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Distance Learning

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Support and Resources

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Personal learning in the Arts

If you are interested in the arts and want to learn something new or embrace a creative challenge, but don’t wish to study for a qualification, we can help.

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