University for the Creative Arts

Degree level: Undergraduate

Drawing (Distance Learning)

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Course summary

Bring a willingness to learn and an ambitious curiosity and we will support and challenge you to discover the many worlds drawing inhabits and to develop a personally rewarding creative response. Our BA (Hons) Drawing course provides you with practical knowledge of methods and materials across a wide range of drawing contexts, including drawing as sculpture, narrative drawing, drawing as performance and drawing from observation and invention. You’ll be encouraged to question and experiment with your ideas of what drawing can be, using research, peer collaboration and creation, deepening your understanding to develop an ambitious personal practice. The drawing department at OCA is very open to wherever each student journey may lead. We are proud that the diversity of our student body correlates to a diversity of approaches to drawing.

Course details


This degree has three levels (HE4, HE5, HE6), each comprising 120 credits. HE4 - This level comprises two core units and one elective unit. At this level, the emphasis will be on the acquisition of skills and good working practice. You will be introduced to other’s work through directed and self lead research, and will be encouraged to reflect upon your learning journey. HE5 - This level comprises two core units. At this level, your personal relationship to your practice will develop significantly through experimentation and critical reflection. You will also gain skills in academic research with a view to developing an understanding of the contexts in which you are operating. HE6 - This level comprises three core units. At this final level, you will begin the transition from self motivated student to independent artist/practitioner. You will produce a significant graduating body of work and complementary contextual research output both of which you will design yourself with the support of your titor. You will also develop a personally tailored strategy for sustaining your practice post graduation. You will be supported to stage a graduating show in line with your personal practice strategy, for example a gallery show, a collaborative project, an installation in a rural or domestic environment or anything else that suits you and the work.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

OCA is Open Access, meaning we do not require any specific academic qualifications or a portfolio review, only that you meet the minimum entry requirements. IT Requirements Access to a desktop computer or laptop with internet access: as OCA degree programmes are designed to be studied at a distance, it is essential that students have a desktop computer or laptop with internet access that they are able to use regularly, and that they are able to easily manage a range of basic functions through ICT. OCA will consider exempting students from the requirement to have access to ICT in specified circumstances. Ability to easily manage a range of basic functions through ICT: students must be able to easily manage a range of basic functions through ICT. OCA will consider exempting students from the requirement to use IT in specified circumstances.

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English language requirements

This OCA degree is an open access course; this means that there are no formal qualifications or experience required to join the course. All OCA courses require students to be IT literate, have a good internet connection, and have a good standard of English equivalent to CEFR B2. Our Music Course does require a small level of study.

Further details on the entry requirements can be found in the Student Regulations (see link below)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Drawing (Distance Learning) at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS