At the end of 2012 I began studying illustration with the OCA. Having no art training, it had seemed out-of-reach to study at a tertiary level, until I discovered the OCA. The OCA also meant that I would not be left with large debt and could continue working full time as an Occupational Therapist, so I could chase my dream while not forgetting my responsibilities. The coursework has been wonderfully challenging; the practice of keeping sketchbooks has been invaluable and the feedback from my tutor have enabled me to finally begin to understand my own creative voice.
I would recommend the OCA to anyone eager to springboard into the world of creativity.