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My final year challenge by student photographer, Veronica Worrall

Study Event (virtual)  27th March 2021 Unseen Connections – A Year of Adaptions  Rational, Preparation and Outcomes  My final year challenge by student photographer, Veronica Worrall  “The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” ~Kakuzo Okakaura   The modern humans’ ability to modify to novel environments relies not only on genetic mutations […]

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Format Photography Festival

Format Photography Festival is almost upon us again, running from 12th March to 11th April in Derby and online. This year, OCA Photography tutors Derek Trillo and Jayne Taylor (that’s me) will be co-hosting a virtual ‘festival visit’, with a view to enabling those valuable shared discussions that form such a key part of the […]

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Visual research in action

All design briefs begin with research questions. These questions should hopefully lead to ideas, that can be turned into possible design practice. 

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Metaphor, meaning and message

If you want to effectively communicate through any non-verbal media, then it is important to understand the construction of visual language.

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Virtual study event: Paradise, Garden.

Across both sessions, we will look further at the relationship between the real, the photographic, the digital and the physical. You will be sharing work on a group Padlet as well as working together from time to time. There is a playful edge to these sessions to reflect the considerations of Bosch as well as the theme of the fantastical garden.

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CLIMA(C)TIC

In bricks and mortar universities students aren’t required to fully organise their own exhibition and I was envious of this at one stage. Having come out the other side I see how this experience has benefited me: knowledge, confidence and an extended network of contacts for the future. As the Arts Development Officer at the council said “We know about you now…” – opportunities will arise.

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How to make research writing easier!

A Win-Win situation: citation software… What would you say if you were offered less work, better-focused research, easier and quicker writing, better accuracy of citations and bibliography and everything as neatly organised as a series of music playlists? Okay, who wouldn’t say yes? However, this is a post about one of the most boring topics […]

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Student work: Rachel Metcalfe

The nerves and excitement I expected to feel as the exhibition approached were not as I predicted. I was constantly holding my breath, selfishly hoping I wouldn’t need to self-isolate or be placed in a local lockdown before the hanging day. Nerves with regards to the actual exhibition layout or success, seemed insignificant in comparison. Fortunately, hanging day arrived without any hiccups and passed calmly. 

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Student stories: Jonathan Lamb & David Fletcher

Two OCA students had the chance to take part in a course with photographer Mimi Mollica at his farmhouse in Sicily recently.  The week started with portfolio reviews with Mimi and Martin Parr.

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