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Student work: Sheena Murray

In this blog post I am delighted to be sharing the work of BA Textiles student Sheena Murray, who recently completed and submitted for assessment Textiles 1: Ideas and Processes. 

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Student work: Julie Hooker

As one of the first Textiles students to submit work digitally for assessment Julie made several videos as a way of describing and illustrating the tactile and physical qualities of her work.

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Printmaking with OCA

The ambitious and expressive Printmaking images by OCA students below demonstrate the diversity of response to the exciting courses that enable students to explore both context and ideas within the processes of printmaking.

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Throwback Thursday: Assignment 4 meets my Grandmother

In January 2019 OCA Student Julia Crockatt wrote about how research for her assignment 4 in the course Context and Narrative led her on a personal journey of discovery about her family. She’s now completed and published a website on the same.

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Notes on summer digital assessment – A tutor/assessor’s perspective

Assessment can be a nervous time for many, whether it’s your first course unit or final degree qualification, the summative grading of your hard work underpins progress made and future direction, forming key milestones in your studies. This summer’s assessment was the first fully digital event at OCA, as students and tutors had to adapt during the height of the covid pandemic.

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Virtual study event: NO SHOW, MA Fine Art 2020

Join students from the MA Fine Art cohort along with tutor Hayley Lock to view and discuss the work made for NO SHOW, the first virtual exhibition held by the OCA. Wednesday 29 July 6pm – 8pm

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Exhibitions – Physical and virtual

One of the positive effects of lockdown is that we all have to think outside the box and to take risks, myself included. The online exhibition, Study Visit and Artist talk was not something I was considering but these have proved to be a fantastic way to promote my work to a wider audience. I am looking forward to being able to hang my work in a gallery as originally planned. 

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OCA BA (Hons) Photography final year show in partnership with AOP

We are proud to announce the launch today of our OCA BA (Hons) Photography final year show in partnership with Association of Photographers (AOP). Ten of our final year OCA BA (Hons) Photography students are exhibiting online 20 July to 7 September inclusive.

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Student stories: BA (Hons) Photography success

Our BA (hons) Photography course has had a series of success in recent months with students showing amazing resilience in these difficult times and achieving magazine features, online shows and becoming being awards finalists. This week attention turns to Association of Photographers (AoP), with four AoP Student Awards finalists, and a forthcoming AoP final year show.

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