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In conversation with: Rebecca Fairley

As part of the #weareoca30 campaign we are having creative conversations with some of our tutors. Watch and listen to OCA Programme Leader for Textiles, Rebecca Fairley, answering questions from students.

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Your results: Your options

For a lot of people, Thursday 16 August, may have been one of the most stressful and anxious experiences of their lives. Finding out what all the hard work you’ve put into over the last two years has come to, and trying to make the best decision for the future. If you’re in that place, unsure what to do, but know you want to study creative arts, get in touch with us.

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The importance of open-access

At OCA all our offers are unconditional. Through our open-access policy we do not require students to have specific prior qualifications and welcome all who want to study onto our courses. This has been the case since OCA was founded, as we believe that education is a right, not a privilege, and all should have the opportunities to study.

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Confessions of an art student: Sustaining practice

And when someone in the future asks you to talk about sustaining your practice, you are OBVIOUSLY going to say YES, not just because you have anxiety issues about letting people down… but because you have made so much damn work you have no space in your house anymore: that is ‘sustained as hell!’

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OCA North event – Newcastle

The next OCA North Group will be meeting on the 8 September in Newcastle at Newcastle City Library. The morning will begin with an optional visit around the Great Exhibition of the North, for inspiration read OCA tutor Dan Robinson’s recent series of posts. At midday we will meet for an informal discussion and lunch […]

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#ocagraduation2018

On a glorious June morning OCA students celebrated the culmination of their study at the Royal Festival Hall in London. 91 students graduated across Creative Arts, Painting, Photography, Visual Communications, Textiles, Creative Writing and our MA Fine Art. Those that could attend the ceremony were also invited to a special gathering specifically for OCA students and their guests.

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Exhibition review: Great Exhibition of the North. Part 3

Dan’s final instalment of his trio of blog posts reviewing the great Exhibition of the North.

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Exhibition review: Great Exhibition of the North. Part 2

Yesterday, I blogged about my visit to Great Exhibition of the North at Baltic. I got as far as the ground floor and ran out of space. This morning, I woke up wanting to tell you more… Moving around Baltic, I enjoyed the playful speaking sculptural faces built into the internal walls by Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan. I also took […]

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Exhibition review: Great Exhibition of the North. Part 1

This post is to tell you about some of the art and exhibitions you can see for free, summer-long across Newcastle-Gateshead as part of the Great Exhibition of the North, ‘in celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit.’

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