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Committed to communication

As we prepare our plans for the next academic year for discussion with our Trustees, we can announce one commitment. We have been very pleased with the take up of the Illustration and Graphic Design courses which were introduced in 2010. So pleased, we are now committed to developing new degrees in Visual Communication. The […]

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Blog of the week: Ula thumb

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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first things first: Climate change and graphic design thumb

first things first: Climate change and graphic design

The designer Ken Garland published his first things first Manifesto in London in 1964 and with it he challenged a generation of visual communicators to rethink their role as designers and to do something more useful with their creative talents than simply create commercial advertising for cat food, stomach powder and aftershave lotion. In 2000 […]

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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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The Typographic Hub

The Typographic Hub has just been launched as a new initiative by UKType and Birmingham Institute of Art & Design to promote the history, theory and practice of typographic design. If you’re a typographic geek like myself, or just somebody with a passing interest then the website is well worth a browse. The Typographic Hub […]

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Introducing Christian

Hello, my name is Christian Lloyd, OCA course author and tutor, and I’ve been invited to contribute illustration and graphic design related posts to WeAreOCA. Having eclectic personal tastes the postings may well stray into many other wonderful inter-connected areas which I hope will also be of interest. I think this might be a good […]

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