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Fine Art Courses - The Open College of the Arts | Distance Learning Degrees and Courses

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Fine Art

Degree and postgraduate-level fine art distance learning courses with OCA

The study of fine art at the OCA focuses on the core media within fine art – drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

While acknowledging the historical atelier-based, fine art approach, study in this area builds on and respects the traditional, as well as providing opportunities to explore contemporary approaches. Learners are given the chance to develop their own fine art practice that draws upon their chosen references, applications and techniques, historical, traditional and contemporary sources, and allows them to craft a space in which to inhabit fine art today.

If this sounds like the study for you, our BA (Hons) Fine Art degree has what you need or, if you’re looking to take your art to the next level, our MA Fine Art degree could be the answer.

What are distance learning fine art courses?

Online fine art courses offer the same content and assessment as a standard fine art course but allow you to carry out your studies from home so you can balance your distance learning fine art course alongside your personal and professional commitments.

Distance learning fine art courses are also a great option if you’re looking to study part time while you work or manage parenting or caring responsibilities. Study at a pace that suits you and continue to develop your creative skills, broaden your knowledge, and build a dynamic portfolio.

Study fine art today by enrolling onto an OCA fine art course

At OCA, you can study our online Bachelor of Fine Art degree if you’re ready to take your studies to degree level and, if you’ve already completed a bachelor's, you may be interested in our master’s course. If you’re looking to specialise your studies, we have other related online arts degrees available, and if you’re just starting out – we have foundation courses too.

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BA (Hons) Fine Art

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Fine Art Masters Work

MA Fine Art

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Related degrees

If you’re drawn to one fine art practice over another and are seeking to specialise, take a look at our BA (Hons) Drawing or BA (Hons) Painting degrees.

Learn more about our fine art courses below.

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BA (Hons) Drawing

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BA (Hons) Painting

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Foundation Courses

Not sure where to start?

Take a look at our various foundation courses and find your way in today.

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Drawing - Open Foundation

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Drawing from the Past - Open Foundation

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Painting - Open Foundation

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