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Director of Learning & Teaching and Tutor at OCA

Young Collections Professional of the Year

Newly enrolled student Jenny Webb comes to the OCA as the proud winner of the Young Collections Professional of the Year 2014. She has taken up the new Creative Arts Today course having decided to “begin a degree to widen my knowledge of the arts”

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Copyright or copywrong?

American cartoonist and animator Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues animation almost never saw the light of day because of copyright issues. The animation, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008, struggled to overcome obstacles in clearing the rights to Annette Hanshaw’s 1929 recording of ‘mean to me’. While the recordings were […]

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Dorothy Flint's sketchbooks

Dorothy Flint’s sketchbooks are dynamic snapshots of day-to-day life…

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Just browsing

I don’t mind admitting that walking into a bookshop or a library can be a visually thrilling experience. Seeing an array of books covers appeals to me as reader and graphic designer. With the dwindling of high street bookshops to online retailers, fewer second hand bookshops and local libraries closing, this experience of seeing a […]

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How many graphic designers does it take to change a light bulb?

As part of the Core Concepts in Graphic Design course, students are asked to creatively develop a set of designs featuring an image of a light bulb, the word ‘light bulb’ and a block of colour. The exercise is deliberately restrictive in the visual elements it uses, but at the same time encourages students to […]

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The Art Party Conference

Initiated by the artist Bob and Roberta Smith (aka Patrick Brill), The Art Party Conference…

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Announcing the launch of Graphic Design 2: Working with a Client

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new level two graphic design course for the BA (Hons) Visual Communications pathway. The relationship between client, brief and graphic designer is central to the practice of graphic […]

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Study visit to Leeds International Contemporary Artist’s Book Fair

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   On Saturday 9 March we will be running our first study visit to Leeds International Contemporary Artist’s Book Fair at Leeds University. Now in it’s sixteenth year, the fair showcases the work of artists, bookmakers, students, […]

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Reflecting on graphic design since the Millennium

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date. The exhibition Graphic Design: Now in Production features work produced by 250 different graphic designers, made since the millennium. It charts a number of contemporary strands from the cultures of design-led publishing, the renaissance of type design, […]

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Blog of the Week: Dagne Zvinklyte

Blogs slowly develop over time, post by post, so it takes a while to see them developing into an interconnected body of work, reflections, and links that narrate a student’s learning journey.  So its great when you come across a blog that has been slowly maturing over time. Tutor Raymond Tomin has shared one such […]

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