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Blog of the week: Ula

I’m extremely grateful to tutor Jane Parry for drawing my attention to the learning log of Urszula Anna Jakubowicz (Ula) who is currently studying Graphic Design as part of her BA(Hons) Creative Arts. As Ula is based on Alderney I doubt that she will be attending a study day anytime soon, but it is always […]

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Michael Freeman interviews Dewald Botha

This interview also appears on The Freeman View. We’re making something of a break here in these interviews, because this month’s featured photographer is an OCA student at the beginning of the course, having just completed the first level – The Art of Photography and People and Place. We were all impressed with his photography. […]

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Soft

Once again I am grateful to tutor Joe Fox for drawing my attention to a fabulous student image. ‘Soft’ by Donghai Yan comes from his first assignment in the Art of Photography course, and I asked him how he came to take the shot. “On the day of photo shoot, I bought a new pack […]

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A Northern challenge

Ben Robinson has been the first OCA student to contribute to an exciting new joint venture between the OCA and The Big Issue in the North.  A photograph of his friend Gibson, a singer-songwriter based in Sheffield, was selected for the ‘photo of the week’ section of the northern edition of The Big Issue magazine. […]

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Blog of the week: Shelly Holland

Blog of the week goes to photography student Shelly Holland for her careful reflection on her neighbourhood images. Of the image above she says: “In this photograph the old woman, wearing a blue coat that contrasts with her pink umbrella, has chosen a dangerous place to stand, where tiles from the roof of a derelict […]

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Got a tip? Excerpt from Tipped In

Tipped In is a novel in progress by Martha Lea, creative writing student with OCA. Martha’s work has been highlighted to us at HQ recently and we are pleased to give you a taste of her writing here. It comes from Chapter Two, set in Edinburgh. ‘What’s this – what the?’ you said, pointing at […]

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Health and design

When we think of graphic design, the seductive packaging and branding of high street communications or the entertaining and eye catching gloss of the media might spring to mind. Graphic design helps to organise information, stamp identities onto objects and parcel up messages that are easy for us to access. While the majority of graphic […]

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Blog of the week: Photosynthesis

Our latest Blog of the week is Photosynthesis by Eileen Rafferty. It is a brilliant learning log because Eileen isn’t afraid to take risks. She pushes herself to take photographs in places or situations in which she doesn’t feel comfortable and she owns up to herself (ie reflects on) these feelings in her blog. What […]

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Desert Fish

Back in 2003, Australian Cherise Saywell studied two OCA creative writing courses, an experience she describes as ‘enormously beneficial to my development as a writer’. Success soon followed with Cherise winning the prestigious VS Pritchett Prize for her short story “Beef Queen”. Cherise is based in Edinburgh, and continued to develop her writing, with the […]

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Blog of the week: Carol Stimpson

Blog of the week today comes from Printmaking student Carol Stimpson. Quite apart for the from the fabulous images of her work the thing that clearly stands out from Carole’s blog is the way she tests ideas and reflects and evaluates whether what she thinks of them. For example, this is just an extract of […]

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