Moving Home – Which Degree?

I’m excited, I’m focused, and occasionally a little anxious.

Although I don’t have a moving date as yet, it’s likely that I will be moving at the end of the month. I’m excited that I want to begin having contact with people, especially my peers and others in the creative community. Opportunity beckons.

It’s also getting close to a cut off point for deciding which course to study. Do I continue studying with the Open College of the Arts, or with the University for the Creative Arts. I’m very suited to distance learning, and I know that studying with the OCA provides me with as much opportunity as I wish to develop creatively, and flexibly. I’ve pulled off a coup by connecting with Laura Letinsky, and this tells me that I can create my own opportunities by studying this way. I value the tutors and the course material.

Studying with the UCA will give me access to a dark room, a vast library and work placements, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with other students in other fields. But… I’m getting these opportunities with OCA students, and as an undergraduate I can access any university library.

When I put it in black and white like this I can see that I have a preference. Next week I will speak with student services at the Open College of the Arts, and then meditate before making a decision.

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27 Replies to “Moving Home – Which Degree?”

  1. Wow, Richard. The image looks and shows your excitement. I wish you all the best. I hear what you are saying. I know I am so used to working at my own pace and own time, I can understand why the decision becomes so difficult. I wait in anticipation. My decision in the degree course stays on hold as the OCA office wants me to prove that I can speak and understand English by taking the IELTS exam. I am quite miffed as it is so stupid. I was allowed to do FiP without that. I am traveling so much in the next few days that its impossible to take it anytime soon. Anyhow, happy moving Richard. I wish I can do the opposite and move away from people soon. 🙂 Let me know what you decide. Good luck Richard.

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  2. I hope the move goes well Richard and look forward to meeting up. I am sure you will choose the right degree route. Would there be opportunities to go to the UCA for short courses like using the darkroom equipment if you choose.the OCA?

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  3. What a great start to 2019 for you. I’m so pleased that the house move is looking positive. It’s a big change but it opens up new doors. Good luck with thinking through the degree courses. It’s important you find what works for you. Good luck.

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  4. I love that little bird! Keep in mind that moving can be one of the most stressful changes in a person’s life and it is easy to get sidetracked from your normal day to day – keep your support network close and in the loop.

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