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Study event: Gateshead, Newcastle.
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OCA students are invited to join tutor Cheryl Huntbach at the Baltic, this Saturday 14 September from 11am.
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Coming to your senses 
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I’ve been thinking about the senses recently. Kit de Waal claimed  in a Guardian interview about her reading habits that audio books were now...
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Dusty manuscripts and half-burnt newspapers
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‘Sounding like yourself isn’t always the effect you want to go for.’
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Reflecting on Duodecimal
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The MA Fine Art course offered by the OCA is a cohort-oriented postgraduate course that results in a group exhibition of work. This year...
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OCA London fine arts: Workshop with Caroline Wright
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Join the OCA London fine arts group in Notting Hill on the 28 September.
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Australian literature
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I’m guessing that many of you won’t have heard of Eleanor Dark and until I stayed at Varuna I hadn’t either. During my month...
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OCA study event: East of England
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Join us for a day of practical work at Aldeburgh on the East Coast on Saturday 12 October – suitable for all disciplines and...
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Linda Cassidy – from OCA foundations to UCA BA
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Congratulations to our Open College of the Arts (OCA), Foundations Drawing student Linda Cassidy, whom is about to embark on the University of the...
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Competition corner
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We often get asked by creative writing students how they can get their work seen, published, made or accepted. This is particularly in the...
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Music: Research and reflection
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Research is an essential part of the music degree, and appears in various guises throughout all modules. Research points, essays, listening logs etc. all...
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Travel writing for competitions
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I was recently a winner of the Exodus Travel Writing Blog Competition, which had a limit of 500 words, and I have their consent...
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Collage in textiles
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In this post Pere looks at textile artists who use collage in their work.
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Point of view in non-fiction
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The things which you’re predisposed to notice, and to respond strongly to, are part of what makes you who you are. Everyone’s subjectivity is...
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In conversation with: Robin Haigh
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Robin Haigh is a composer from London. In 2017 he became one of the youngest ever recipient of a British Composer Award at the...
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Piles of books
Insider tips from a small publishing house
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If you’re studying creative writing, chances are that the idea of publication has crossed your mind once or twice. Depending on what you write,...
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In Conversation with: Sabine Roth
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"Her talent lies in combining traditional materials with contemporary techniques and in materialising the ephemeral as she uses new technologies as a research method and...
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Non-fiction: one thing after another?
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When writing non-fiction, look for ways to utilise the skills you’ve learned in fiction writing exercises, and ask yourself how you can make your...
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OCA Study event: Grayson Perry, Edinburgh
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OCA students can join tutor Wendy McMurdo in Edinburgh on the 7 September.
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Study event review: OCAEast of England
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10 students met with OCA tutor Andrea Norrington for an afternoon meeting to discuss “The Influence of Curation on the Creative Arts”. With a...
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OCA Music webchat: Technology, techniques and instruments
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Join OCA Music tutors Carla Rees, Chris Lawry and fellow music students for an informal web chat from the comfort of your own home. The chat will start...
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