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Student stories: Anna Goodchild, Photography.

Anna, a retired teacher of modern languages living in Devon, was instrumental in setting up the OCA South West regional group in 2016 and has just completed her BA(Hons) in Photography with OCA. We caught up about her educational journey with OCA and explored which parts of studying for a degree at a distance had been particularly challenging and rewarding.

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Study visit live! Ruth Maclennan at Pushkin House.

In association with Ruth Maclennan, BA Photography and OCA’s Arts & Environment series, Dan Robinson and Melissa Thompson will visit Ruth Maclennan’s study day at Pushkin House on 18 January, to help make this exhibition and event accessible to OCA students around the globe online.

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Study event: Stanley Kubrick archive

Join OCA tutor Jayne Taylor on a guided study trip on Friday 7 February to the Stanley Kubrick archive at the University of the Arts London Archives and Special Collections Centre.

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In Conversation – Dan Robinson and Lara Eggleton

In November, the Fine Art tutor team held an assessment event. Afterwards, program leader Caroline Wright invited Dan and Lara to discuss any common issues and offer some general pointers to current Fine Art level 4 students on Understanding Visual Culture 1. The conversation below may be helpful to any Fine Art students taking this unit.

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OCA Photography: Zoom Session

If you have never participated in an online group – why not make this a resolution for 2020 and come and join us for an online session.

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Study event review: Zandra Rhodes

A group of textile students met textiles tutor Priscilla Edwards on a damp morning on Saturday 7 December at the Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM) on Bermondsey Street, a short walk from London Bridge station.

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OCA launches new 2019-2020 prospectus 

We are proud to announce that OCAs first ever 2019-2020 prospectus is available for interactive viewing, download or delivery*! 

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In Conversation – Dan Robinson and Lara Eggleton

In November, the Fine Art tutor team held an assessment event. Afterwards, program leader Caroline Wright invited Dan and Lara to discuss any common issues and offer some general pointers to current Fine Art level 4 students on Drawing 1: Drawing Skills. The conversation below may be helpful to any Fine Art students taking this unit.

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Study event review: Oxford, a student’s account

Overall, it was an excellent day, where we learned a considerable amount, had some hands-on activity and had the chance to meet some of our fellow local students. I very much hope the group will meet again in the future.

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TWO-FOLD

At HE6, students on the painting degree are required to consider what the public or wider relevance of their work is and how they might explore and develop that through some form of presentation – usually an exhibition. They are also asked to consider the importance of their peers in terms of their degree but also in sustaining a practice post graduation. Here, new painting tutor Keith Ashcroft describes an exhibition he curated recently. He details how he arrived at the curatorial premise and how setting up the exhibition allowed for a development and further chance to investigate the shared theme of representation through twofoldedness.

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