DIFFERENT to other degrees / tertiary environments 
COCA wants to see YOUR creativity, style and interpretation of the brief
CREATIVE students – show this 
OPPORTUNITY to be creative, explore, experiment, make mistakes, try new things 
YOUR perspective, point-of-view
CHALLENGE the brief and what you are being taught 
This is the time to be trying new things to find your style, what you like, what you’re good at
Spending all of this time and money – get the most out of it 
Doing the same thing over again/something you don’t like/aren’t great at – get disheartened, lose your ‘spark’ and motivation. Over it. 

How do design students find motivation/inspiration? 

  • Other peoples work professional and students 
  • Other creative mediums eg- photography, textiles, painting etc 
  • Visuals 
  • Senses – inspiration through smell, sound, touch etc 
  • Music 
  • Outdoors/nature 


  • Deadlines
  • Doing what you enjoy
  • Understand the task 
  • Wellbeing – feeling good 
  • Positive feedback 
  • Reward 



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