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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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An interview with cartoonist Jacky Fleming thumb

An interview with cartoonist Jacky Fleming

Jacky Fleming’s illustrations and cartoons have regularly featured in The Guardian, Big Issue, New Statesman & Society and Independent on Sunday amongst many other publications, books of her cartoons published by Penguin and her work exhibited far and wide. She kindly agreed to an email interview for the We are OCA blog. Did you always […]

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Puppetry and illustration

Puppetry and illustration might not have the most obvious connections but for Jereme Crow (who is currently undertaking OCA’s Illustration module) and for many other artists the links seem natural ones. They both explore visual narratives, storytelling and characterisation and often with a good deal of humour thrown in. Before Fluck and Law brought the […]

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Introducing Christian thumb

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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Frightened of going to bed?

We were really pleased with the response to last week’s video by Lynne Chapman on keeping a sketchbook. Paul is pretty busy right now, so we have suspended work on OCA Elements. I have uploaded here a pair of lengthier videos by Lynne on the process of illustrating a book so you can see them […]

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