Photography

Degree and foundation-level photography distance learning with OCA

Photography is everywhere! It is the dominant form of visual communication across the globe. Access to camera technology has never been easier and as the barriers fall away we are all photographers now.

But while photographs capture moments in time and place, can we believe what we see? What story can photographs tell and how do they do that? Are they always truthful? Where does your photography fit?

The way in which you choose to manipulate the frame, including certain surroundings, capturing the light and shifting the focus enables you to communicate different thoughts, emotions, and information to a wider audience.

On OCA photography courses, you’ll start to think about not just how to take pictures, but how to make them, communicating beyond your experience and opening up to the wider photographic global community.

If you’d like to explore what you can achieve with your photography, enrol on our BA (Hons) Photography degree. There’s also crossover with our BA (Hons) Moving Image and Fine Art degrees, or you could combine your practice of photography with another discipline on our BA (Hons) Creative Arts degree.

If you’re new to higher education but know you want to study photography, our Foundation in photography is the perfect grounding before going onto the degree.

Photography - Open Foundation

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BA (Hons) Photography

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BA (Hons) Moving Image

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BA (Hons) Creative Arts

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I don’t think I am the same photographer now as I was at the start of the course and that is thanks to really well designed coursework and my tutors. My photography was not really moving anywhere for years, it was logging different events, but photographically was not moving anywhere. I’m looking forward to taking it even further with the next unit – thanks for everything.

Frank Carr, OCA Photography Student

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