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Introducing our Interior Design External Examiner, Marianna Velissaropoulou thumb

Introducing our Interior Design External Examiner, Marianna Velissaropoulou

With assessment events held regularly three times a year, many of you will be familiar with what happens once you have completed the final assignment of your unit. But you might not know what happens in between the point that OCA staff have assessed your work, and the day that the confirmed result comes to you. Our current external examiner agreed to answer a few questions to throw some light on her role, what she most enjoys about being an external examiner with us at OCA, and whether she has any hints and tips for you as Interior Design students going forward for assessment.

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Creative Arts Showcase 2023

The Creative Arts Showcase is now in its third year and is an end of academic year presentation from our students. We thank all our students who chose to participate and for their enthusiasm in putting forward their work this year.

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Student stories: Ange Mullins thumb

Student stories: Ange Mullins

I’m Ange, a Creative Arts student, and I’m within touching distance of the finishing  line after many years of study with OCA. I began in about 2008, although I can’t  now recall exactly when I signed up with what was then a very different OCA. I  joined purely as a means to learn more about ‘art’, a promise validated with a  certificate of completion at the end, along with a vague suggestion to have work  assessed; little did I realise that my journey would culminate with a BA (Hons) Creative Arts Degree. 

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Student work: Archive as Creative Presentation  thumb

Student work: Archive as Creative Presentation 

This blog post introduces the production of a creative archive by ECA student Tim Harbridge. Tim’s Box Concert archive demonstrates an excellent and engaging use of combined methods across film, audio, physical objects, and installation. 

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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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