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Study tips 3: Mental health

Over the course of doing a degree, there is a lot of opportunity for life to get in the way, and finding and keeping that motivation can be difficult, particularly over the 12 years that you might be with OCA.

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OCA news: A note from Will Woods, Principal

OCA are proud to increase access to the arts, as we approach the end of our 30th anniversary year I wanted to share a few of the ways we are doing that.
We have a new mission:
“To be at the forefront of student-led creative arts education through innovative open, enhanced, & supported distance learning, for an evolving society.”

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Refugee week: 18-24 June

The idea that pointing your camera at things that are not part of your experience can only be tourism is also problematic – if you have privilege why not use that to highlight those less fortunate?

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In conversation with: Les Monaghan

As part of the #weareoca30 campaign we are having creative conversations with some of our tutors. Watch and listen to OCA Photography tutor Les Monaghan below answering questions from students.

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Critique, Criticism (and Social Media)

Imagine if the next feedback from your tutor simply said ‘great’ or ‘I like it all, carry on’. I’m betting that you wouldn’t quite know what to do or how to progress. It’s your tutor’s job to give praise and encouragement but also to point out areas that need addressing. Feedback given by your tutor […]

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Study event review: Copenhagen

At the end of April twelve students from seven different countries and two OCA bodies met in Copenhagen for a weekend to look at art and make connections.

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Relative Poverty

Relative Poverty would be stories – based in fact, as we understand documentaries to be – and the intent was overt; to show the lives lived in as much detail as it takes to overcome the naysayers. A tall order I know.

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