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OCA recommends: ‘Manga’ at the British Museum, until 26 August 2019

Until around 20 years ago, it was possible to determine a comics artist or illustrator’s national and cultural origins from their aesthetic – from the elements of composition, mark-making, gesturality and myriad other aspects of image-making that comprised their personal visual language. Now none of these origins can be taken for granted. The fundamental question this raises is about the future of design and illustration generally – is the increasing similarity of visuality a ‘good thing’ or not?

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My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates…

Under the Visual Communications umbrella you can study a range of disciplines including graphic design and illustration and explore the overlaps between those and other disciplines within the area.

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OCA Study day: Library of Birmingham archive room with photographer Paul Hill

Join photographer Paul Hill on the 6 April in Birmingham in the library.

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In conversation with: Beth Dawson

Watch OCA tutor Beth Dawson below in our latest Creative Conversations video.

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Art and environment weekend in London

Join OCA tutors Dan Robinson and Melissa Thompson in London on the 28 and 29 July for two days of lively summer workshops.

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Study visit: Orla Kiely

Join OCA tutor Priscilla Edwards on the 2 June at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.

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Jumping to solutions

OCA Visual Communications tutors and assessors look at the work of Brian O’ Carroll, Harry Kidd and Lina Homer.

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In conversation with: David Price

Throughout the time that David has been emailing his work to me I have been impressed by his organisational skills, the development of his written and visual work and his willingness to take on board my suggestions for developing the work.

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Georgia Lowe

OCA tutors and assessors Christian Lloyd and Paul Stickley look at the work of BA (Hons) Graphic Design student Georgia Lowe.

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Linda Donald

OCA tutors and assessors Christian Lloyd and James Pyman look at the work of BA (Hons) Visual Communications student Linda Donald.

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