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Highlights from a vibrant Creative Arts assessment thumb

Highlights from a vibrant Creative Arts assessment

As is often the case, assessment events offer great insight into the diverse BA (Hons) Creative Arts community and the wide range of approaches to interdisciplinary practice on the programme.

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Transmitting the message

Sometimes Keeping up Momentum events develop a momentum of their own. This post describes our experience of working together, with a hope that this will inspire others to do the same. The four of us (from the Drawing, Creative Arts, Painting and Photography pathways) met in January at Keeping up Momentum  – Pushing the Envelope  as Team Transmit and enjoyed the experience enough to decide to continue after the workshop. 

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Study event review: Interior Design & Garden Design thumb

Study event review: Interior Design & Garden Design

On a sunny Saturday in November a group of Interior Design and Garden Design students and tutors met up at the Royal Festival Hall on Londons’ SouthBank. It was a long anticipated event (delayed somewhat by Covid) that some had been looking forward to for two years!

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Writer’s Block (From the Perspective of a Composer) thumb

Writer’s Block (From the Perspective of a Composer)

The creative process and the editorial process are completely different things. When you are creating things, encourage the editorial part of your brain to take a nap, so you can work fearlessly, with no inhibitions. Then, when it is time to edit what you have done, make amendments, and focus on the detail, wake the editorial part of your brain back up. 

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Student stories – Jane Murdock thumb

Student stories – Jane Murdock

The grant, by enabling the partaking of this exhibition, has produced some long-term affects including personally increasing my confidence in exhibiting and engaging with an audience directly but also an understanding knowing that the subject matter is one that is of societal and cultural interest and needs to be continued.

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A PDF-to-print zine as engagement for Creative Arts: Gesa Helms’ A/Folder: an instructive glossary thumb

A PDF-to-print zine as engagement for Creative Arts: Gesa Helms’ A/Folder: an instructive glossary

This blog explores a distributed and self-printed form of engagement in my recently completed Creative Arts practice. A/Folder: an instructive glossary is a downloadable PDF-to-print zine. Each zine offers a prompt, a set of instructions, a method to explore. I want to unpack a little what this form allows for in terms of engagement as key modality of Sustain your Practice, and, should you be interested, invite you along.

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Tutor News: Farewell and thanks to Peter Lester thumb

Tutor News: Farewell and thanks to Peter Lester

After almost five years with OCA Graphic design Department, and many more in design education, notably  Nottingham Trent University, as head of Masters Studies in Visual Communications, Peter Lester is to retire.

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