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Study is a marathon, not a sprint

By | creative art, Creative Writing, Film, Fine Art, Music, Photography, Textiles, Visual Communications, We Are OCA

As you may have noticed, the 2016 Rio Olympics have got underway. Among those athletes going for gold, I would recommend keeping your eyes on the long distance runners – imitating some of their strategies will maximise your chances of successfully completing your studies.

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Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale

By | Creative Writing, Fine Art, Photography, printmaking, study visit, Study Visits, Textiles, Visual Communications, We Are OCA

Join OCA tutor Clare Wilson on the 25 September in Cambridge. The exhibition will take place at the wonderful historic Pitt Building.The goal is to promote and further a knowledge and understanding of printmaking and its technical variables

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Making the course work for you

By | Creative Writing, Film, Fine Art, graphic design, Illustration, Music, Photography, Popular Culture, Student Work, Textiles, Visual Communications, We Are OCA

As a tutor for the OCA I have at times had expressed to me a frustration from students on aspects of the course projects being a bit “vague”, or to put it another way, that there isn’t a clear set of instructions, such as “do this, now do that, in order to produce X,” and I thought it might be beneficial to current students to discuss this topic in a bit more detail…

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Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979

By | Creative Writing, Film, Fine Art, Galleries, Music, Photography, study visit, Study Visits, Textiles, Visual Communications, We Are OCA

Join OCA tutor Robert Enoch on the 20 August at Tate Britain. In the 1960s artists began to abandon traditional approaches and made ideas the essence of their work. This fascinating exhibition explores this pivotal period in British history.

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Making the most of the OCA community

By | Creative Writing, Education, Film, Fine Art, Music, Photography, Textiles, Visual Communications

At the OCA, our main way of connecting with each other is online which can feel more distant to meeting up face-to-face. But, if you’re a modern-day-human embracing social media, then how much of your social life is conducted and organised online now anyway? Whilst there’s plenty of debate to be had about whether this way of communicating is more beneficial, there’s no denying its popularity.

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Study visit review: Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show

By | Fine Art, Galleries, Study Visits, Textiles

On the 4 June, seven OCA students and I went round the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Shows. We had time only to see Performance Costume, Textiles, BA Painting and then we split up, some of us going to Jewellery and Silversmithing and others to MA Painting.

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Study visit: New Designers

By | BA hons textiles degree, Study Visits, Textiles, We Are OCA

On Saturday 2 July OCA tutor Sandra Flower will once again be hosting a study visit to the New Designers Exhibition at the Business Design Centre in London. New Designers is an annual event that showcases the work of the UK’s emerging designers. It is a huge design fair exhibiting the work of over 1500 students.

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Edinburgh Festival 2016

By | Creative Writing, Film, Fine Art, Galleries, Music, Photography, Popular Culture, Textiles, Visual Communications

Edinburgh Festival is actually a suite of festivals. I think probably what most people think of now as the Edinburgh Festival is actually a fringe festival, developed as an adjunct to the Edinburgh International Festival. We now have 12 festivals running in Edinburgh, with 6 of those running concurrently during August.

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