The University for the Creative Arts offers one of the broadest ranges of course options in the UK for studying in the arts by distance learning, offered through our distance learning college, UCA Open College of the Arts.
Through our Open programme, you can study a one-off course leading to a Certificate or Diploma in Higher Education or build towards a full BA (Hons) or MA degree whenever and wherever you like and at a pace that suits you by distance.
We have validated the educational quality of the Open College of the Arts for many years and OCA is now part of the University for the Creative Arts family, allowing for developments in our portfolio that provide the very best opportunities to students studying at distance.
Open distance learning can be the perfect solution to studying in the arts at any point in your career. On an Open course you will receive support one-to-one from an expert academic tutor who is also an arts practitioner and you will become part of a thriving UK and international student community.
All of our part-time distance learning courses and degrees are UCA accredited. We have an exceptional range of part-time courses in painting, drawing, photography, music, illustration, graphic design, creative writing, textiles, sculpture, printmaking, art history and film. Our courses are perfect for a portfolio learner. An award-winning online MA Fine Art is also available through our Open programme.
This Open Foundations course will help you develop your visual skills and explore different ways of using materials and tools to develop your own textile ideas.
The BA (Hons) in Visual Communications builds knowledge across the disciplines of graphic design, illustration and book design all aiming to prepare you to become a visual communications professional, capable of applying your intellectual and creative skills to communications solutions.
MA Fine Art prepares students for professional practice in their chosen discipline, supporting the existing practice and aspirations of students working in a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, installation, performance, time-based work, digital art and photography.
If you have any questions about distance learning courses with UCA Open College of the Arts, please contact the OCA enquiries team on:
Freephone: 0800 731 2116
(From abroad: +44 1226 730 495)
or via the OCA contact page