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Is your house on fire, Clark?

Whether you’re a current student coming to the end of your studies, or are an art practitioner looking to gain a postgraduate qualification, then our award winning MA Fine Art degree programme may be the Christmas gift that Santa nearly forgot.

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Staying Connected- A Summer project by MA Fine Art Cohort 2016

As a group we decided it would be a good idea to do something over the summer to stay in touch with each other. We wanted to participate in a project together that befitted how we communicate as a distance learning group of individuals, all living in different parts of the world, digitally connected.

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Confessions of an art student: Sustaining practice

And when someone in the future asks you to talk about sustaining your practice, you are OBVIOUSLY going to say YES, not just because you have anxiety issues about letting people down… but because you have made so much damn work you have no space in your house anymore: that is ‘sustained as hell!’

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United nations of the art world

I was about to start a three-year academic commitment. In applying to be part of the Open College of the Arts 2014 cohort for Europe’s first distance part time Masters in Fine Art, I had signed up to deadlines and being a student again: a proper one (not the kind who says they are a ‘student of life’ and winks in an alarming way). I’d have an NUS card, discounts in Top Shop and more two-for-one pizzas than I could ever consume . What else would I learn? What had I to gain?

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The Eleven MA Fine Art degree show

The degree show of the 2013 cohort of MA Fine Art students opens to the public next week at The Civic, Barnsley, bringing together work created during three years of international collaboration. From England, Asia, Mauritius, Oman, Scotland, Spain and the USA, the artists are coming together for the first time in the real world to exhibit in South Yorkshire.

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OCA MA Fine Art student shortlisted for 3rd International Emerging Artist Award

Jennifer Boldt, a postgraduate student of the Open College of the Arts (OCA) from Chicago, Illinois, has been shortlisted in the 3rd International Emerging Artist Award. The award, based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, was established in 2012 and aims to promote and increase the visibility of both international and Emirati emerging artists […]

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