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Demonstrating physical processes

One of the functions of keeping a learning log is to demonstrate and reflect on your process of making a final selection of images for each assignment. This process can involve reflecting on and documenting any physical work which reveals your critical thinking

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First past the post. Part 2

A continued conversation between Programme Leader Catherine Byrne, and Interior Design student, Lee Anderson, who has just completed the first HE4 degree unit on the OCA Interior Design BA Hons course.

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Virtual study event: Politics of portraiture

Join OCA tutor Arpita Shah on 17 April for an insight into the ethics and politics of portraiture and community collaboration.

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Slow observation – Time and slowing down to notice in Creative Arts

Despite technology being positioned as an enabler to modern life, it can often seem as if time and demands on our time have increased and sped up broadly in line with each technological innovation. Studies including the 2019 International research published in World Psychiatry suggests that the Internet and smart technology is changing our brains […]

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Student stories: Craig Sinclair, Photogrpahy.

Photographing another person is a collaboration. Realising that the camera helps but a good photographer can make an image using any camera; the gear isn’t as important as you are led to believe in all of the advertisements.

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Study event review: Lisbon 2020.

Having been a student with the OCA now for four years I have attended many student study visits. When the news came of a study visit in Lisbon alongside my current tutor Diana Ali there was no doubt that the trip would be beneficial. Especially considering how inspiring Diana’s own work has been on my practice.

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First past the post: Part 1

It is an exciting moment for Interior Design studies at the OCA as we have recently had our first student complete the initial HE4 degree unit and submit for assessment!

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OCA study trip 2020 to Lisbon, tutors’ review.

13 students, 2 tutors and 1 city; bringing different characters, levels, courses, ages, lives and backgrounds together. 

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