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Fees for 2019/20

We are announcing today the fees which will apply in the next academic year (from 01 August 2019 to 31 July 2020). We want to keep fees low for all students whilst maintaining the high quality that students have come to expect from OCA.

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Arts & Environment: Part 2

In this post, Dan and Melissa share recent projects and ideas informing Arts & Environment programme themes, around their involvement with Radmin and Trade Show, Bristol.

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University challenge

A new reality show will be hitting our screens this summer – Campus Uncovered. What do university staff really get up to? What’s it like on the other side of the system? Do they practice what they preach?

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Mental health

In ten short years, the discussion around mental health has opened right up, in no small thanks to the sterling work of charities such as Mind, and prominent figures discussing their own issues.

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Arts & Environment events and e-meets

Join Dan and Melissa on the 27 and 28 April 2019 in South London. Attend one or both days, we will be drawing outdoors, using microscopes and sharing work in progress amongst other things.

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Only Artists

Although all the artists have fascinating things to say, as a creative writer I prick up my ears when writers are talking, to see if I can pick up any tips, or just have that moment where you think…yes, that’s so true!

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Conversations in an Unfamiliar Place.

So, when a dialogue is opened up, it is opened up not just for the minute that you start it, but for a sustainable period…

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Remake/Remodel: A workshop to generate ideas and questions

Join OCA tutors Bryan Eccleshall (Painting/Drawing) and Priscilla Edwards (Textiles) for a day long workshop at Sheffield’s Millennium Galleries on the 25 May 2019.

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How many spoons do you have today?

The OCA has a diverse student body, many with a variety of challenges. As a tutor I frequently support students with difficulties with their course as a result of their condition – demotivation is probably the biggest symptom of this I see. Spoon theory is an incredibly powerful tool that can help manage this

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Hildegard von Bingen: 12th-Century Ecstasy

After writing about one of the most important living composers, Unsuk Chin, for International Women’s Day, I’m continuing with a post about one of the very earliest composers we know of: Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), and her utterly unique contribution to the early history of western music.

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