Skip to content

Organisation Description

We were created by Michael Young in 1987, one of the founders of the Open University, to offer high quality arts courses as a means to transform lives, with the opportunity to develop and express creative talents under the guidance of experienced artists.
An OCA qualification, be that a degree, Certificate or Diploma in Higher Education, or undergraduate credit, can be a huge achievement for many and opens the doors to new careers, or new lifestyles built around the arts.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Games Design (Short Course)

    Online Course | Open College of The Arts

    Open College of The Arts

    This short course enables the development of basic skills in games design. Throughout the course your creativity; ambition and technical knowledge will be enhanced through the planning; designing and making of your own game. You will gain an understanding of gaming history and the Unity engine; focusing on design within virtual space. You will explore conceptual topics such as sound and emotion in games. You will also create your own game; drawing upon the themes and skills developed throughout your studies. Aimed at anyone interested in exploring the nuts and bolts of games design.

  • Investigating Place with Psychogeography (Short Course)

    Online Course | Open College of The Arts

    Open College of The Arts

    How do different places make us feel and behave? What creative approaches might we take that respond to the histories of specific sites; their edgelands and margins? This short course will provide you with the framework in which to explore and investigate place in the company of experienced tutors and artists. This online course assumes no prior knowledge and is fully accessible to those learning from a distance. Aimed at artists; students and anyone with interest in psychogeography from any background who want to explore the approach psychogeography can offer.

  • Photography as Language (Short Course)

    Online Course | Open College of The Arts

    Open College of The Arts

    Why regard photography as language? What skills does this kind of theory-led practice offer? You will be introduced to the nature of photographs from a historical perspective and through contemporary development. Furthermore; you will be introduced to the key concepts which highlight the cultural importance. We will engage with the technical aspects of photography and how they extend to the way we see; perceive and feel photographs. This online course assumes no prior knowledge and aims to be fully accessible to those learning from home.

  • Creative Education (Short Course)

    Online Course | Open College of The Arts

    Open College of The Arts

    Are there creative strategies that can be applied to both teaching and learning when making artwork? Do artistic practice and teaching share a common language? Can creative approaches span both spaces? Over 10 weeks this course will help you to answer these questions by exploring the relationship and interaction between teaching and creativity; education and artistic practice. Drawing on case studies by artists and teachers working in the field you will explore creative possibilities. You will also experience lectures from academics in the Creative Education department at the University for the Creative Arts to apply to your own context.

Open College of The Arts
Michael Young Arts Centre
Redbrook Business Park, Wilthorpe Road
Barnsley
S75 1JN

Sub sectors
Keywords
Become a CPD Provider
Want to see your company here?Become a CPD Provider

Keywords

Courses

Members

Events

Sectors