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A fruitful feedback session
Posted: 10/06/21 09:38 | 0 Comments
Some feedback can be seen as daunting, unpredictable, too long, too dominating and a little bit too nice. But it is up to you how you want to direct it; you have ownership and drive it in a way which suits you. What do students want from feedback sessions? Critique, direction, progress, ruthlessness, compliments?
OCA Music: The virtual choir project
Posted: 07/05/21 09:01 | 0 Comments
With in-person study visits, especially those involving singing, off the cards due to the pandemic, we had to think somewhat outside of the box to get a composition workshop together in 20/21! With a handful of singers within the student body of the music department, we decided to give a ‘Virtual Choir’ project a try.
Stuff that spins out of now
Posted: 20/01/21 08:57 | 3 Comments
At the beginning of October 2020, Helen Rosemier organised a Momentum Session with the theme Contamination/Curation, which was led by tutor, Bryan Eccleshall. Open to OCA students from all disciplines, the idea was to split all participants into groups of five with the brief of creating a curatorial proposal for an exhibition comprising works submitted […]
Calling all Level Three creative writing students!
Posted: 07/09/20 03:57 | 2 Comments
The Creative Writing department is now offering Zoom-based peer hangouts and workshops for students at HE6 (Level 3) on a regular basis.
Edge-zine issue 9: Inside
Posted: 01/05/20 03:30 | 1 Comments
From Vicky Mackenzie’s ‘Tutors thoughts’ through Steve Cusson’s work ‘Prison Cinema’ and onto Therese Livonne and her self portrait the 9th edition of Edge-zine is packed with thought provoking work and articles from across the Open College of the Arts range of disciplines.
Group work review: Fine Art
Posted: 11/04/20 09:40 | 1 Comments
I want to give a big ‘thank-you’ to Caroline, Helen and Dan for their dedication in developing our skills within the Fine Art framework. At these times of increasing social distancing and isolation these sessions will be a huge motivator, and I would encourage all students on the Fine Art Pathway to join us.
Group work: Writing for oboe – Introductory workshop
Posted: 23/01/20 09:39 | 0 Comments
The session will have a practical focus and is primarily aimed at helping students develop their ability to work with the instrument in a composition or orchestration context, however, anyone who wants to learn more about woodwind instruments in any capacity is very welcome to join us.
Group work: OCA Music
Posted: 20/01/20 09:49 | 3 Comments
We will be holding a monthly online group session for music students during the remainder of the academic year.
In Conversation – Dan Robinson and Lara Eggleton
Posted: 01/01/20 09:21 | 0 Comments
In November, the Fine Art tutor team held an assessment event. Afterwards, program leader Caroline Wright invited Dan and Lara to discuss any common issues and offer some general pointers to current Fine Art level 4 students on Understanding Visual Culture 1. The conversation below may be helpful to any Fine Art students taking this unit.
OCA Photography: Zoom Session
Posted: 24/12/19 09:58 | 0 Comments
If you have never participated in an online group – why not make this a resolution for 2020 and come and join us for an online session.