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OCA MA Fine Art: In conversation with Lisa Richards thumb

OCA MA Fine Art: In conversation with Lisa Richards

The OCA MA Fine Art team have been working with their students to undertake some student led peer interviews about their work at MA level.  The focus of this was for students to construct the questions and answers and select work that they want to discuss and show.

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Foundation Material and Making: Approaches to Sculpture

Since its launch in 2021, our Foundation Material and Making: Approaches to Sculpture course has welcomed a diverse range of students who have expanded their creative ideas. The course introduces various key creative methods and approaches to making, encouraging students to explore and respond to materials and objects in their local environment in imaginative ways.

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Season’s Greetings & A Year in Review

Everything that has been achieved this year is down to all of the amazing people at OCA who have repeatedly gone above and beyond in order to make things happen, whether it be running programmes, supporting students, or managing the transfer to The OU.

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Ask the librarian

I was delighted to attend a Google hangout recently and meet our Rest of World group of students at OCA.  Students attended from Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Zambia, USA, Hungary and most impressive of all – Japan (Calling in from Japan impressed me the most, simply because it was 4am there at the time of […]

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group meeting one: Outcomes

This post highlights the discussion that took place during the first diversity listening session, which took place on 20 January 2021, and outlines the date, time, location and context for the next session, which will take place next month. Firstly, thank you to those who attended the listening session and for your valuable contributions. The […]

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Sharing Reading Strategies

This post has developed out of conversations which were part of the Creative Arts group work sessions last year. These were exploring a range of approaches to combining practice and research. This got me thinking about reading and how it can underpin practice based research and so it would be useful to share some tips […]

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OCA Commitment to Equality and Diversity

Our commitment to Equality and Diversity About this document This is a living document that will be shaped by the views, experiences and feedback we receive from the many different perspectives of our students, tutors and staff. We have fashioned this version based on conversations with the OCA student representative for Equality and Diversity and […]

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