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Get it shared

As a developing artist, whether you’re a writer, composer, photographer, fine artist, textiles designer, graphic designer or illustrator, the act of sharing your work with others – in its various states of readiness – is a critical part of your development.

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Brian Harris – Photographer

From the Freemanview archives – 2009 to 2013  One of the best-known names in British news photography, Brian Harris began his career in 1969 as a messenger for a Fleet Street press agency. After working for local newspapers in East London, and freelancing, he moved to the Times in 1976 as a staff photographer, staying […]

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Family Business

A great short film from Level 1 Creative Writing student Swapna Haddow.

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OCA Movie Quiz

OCA creative writing tutor and documentary film writer Andrea McCartney wrote this memorable movie lines quiz for a scriptwriting workshop at Sheffield’s Off the Shelf festival. People liked it so much we decided to give more of you the opportunity to find out how well you know your lines at a time of year when most of us […]

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Assessment Results

Following yesterday’s Award Board chaired by UCA, confirmed assessment results are available on the student website here. With over two hundred students submitting work for assessment, this was the largest November assessment event in the College’s history.

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What is your ideal study experience?

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   One of the roles of OCASA (your student body) is to provide feedback and ideas to OCA on ways to improve the student experience. We are looking for 8-10 students to take part in in-depth interviews […]

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Hangout with the MoMA

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Google’s ‘Hangouts on Air’ have been gaining popularity over the last year as an easy and effective means of holding informal online discussions through a webcam. The OCA’s MA Fine Art has made extensive educational use […]

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Painting with architecture in mind

Dr. Linda Khatir, artist and Curriculum Leader for Fine Art with the OCA, has contributed to an academic publication exploring the question of painting from an architectural perspective. Painting with Architecture in Mind, Essays on Painting and Architecture has recently been published by Wunderkammer Press/Bath Spa University and brings together prominent and up and coming […]

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