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Study event review: Masterclass with Laura Rossi 

Since childhood I have been fascinated by the ability of film music to completely capture an audience’s imagination. The OCA Enterprise funding seemed the perfect opportunity to find out more about the work of film composers, and I was delighted that my application to fund a masterclass with acclaimed composer Laura Rossi was approved. Due […]

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Virtual Study Event – OCA East of England & friends

Join the OCA East of England regional group’s next meeting via on Zoom on Saturday 25 July 2020 1.00pm – 3.00pm. The topic being discussed – Being Critical.

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Virtual study event: Write where you are

In this workshop we’ll explore the places we inhabit most, the views we see every day, the map we create on our daily walks. We’ll read poems and prose about place and spaces, and pay homage to the ones that we feel both connected to and stuck in.

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Study event review: OCA Europe

As part of our annual virtual meetings with other international students, the Europe regional group invited tutor Hayley Lock to join us. Earlier in the year, many of the group had mentioned feeling a bit trapped by the medium of their degree and whether something ‘fitted’ into painting or photography or textiles. Hayley’s practice seemed to offer an opportunity to talk about breaking free of medium-specificity.

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Virtual study event: Masterclass with composer Laura Rossi

On Saturday 4 July, acclaimed composer Laura Rossi (http://www.laurarossi.com) will be holding an online masterclass exclusively for OCA students on composing for the screen. This is an exciting opportunity to speak to a professional composer and get an insight into the film music industry.

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Virtual study event: Susan Bright | Collaboration & Creative Practice

We are delighted to announce a special guest lecture by renowned international curator Susan Bright. The format is a zoom webinar-style meeting. You can watch, listen and ask questions using the chat box. Please register in advance to help us plan numbers.

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Virtual study event: OCA East of England and friends

On 30 May, tutor Andrea Norrington will lead a discussion on undertaking research including tips and techniques and how to feed into your sketchbooks/learning logs.

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Throwback Thursday: Where do you do it?

Four years ago we asked Where do you do it? Students, staff and tutors sent us images of their work spaces and we compiled them into the video below.

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Edge-zine issue 9: Inside

From Vicky Mackenzie’s ‘Tutors thoughts’ through Steve Cusson’s work ‘Prison Cinema’ and onto Therese Livonne and her self portrait the 9th edition of Edge-zine is packed with thought provoking work and articles from across the Open College of the Arts range of disciplines.

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Throwback Thursday: Your views

In 2014 OCA students contributed to a collaborative film project by artist Gillian Wearing called Your Views. You can watch the result below. With the world in lock down it seems fitting to share the views from our window once again.

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