(Original post by Sbuzz1)
The amount you see the tutors, and who you see, varies with the different parts of the course.
Within the first section you will be tutor led all day and will probably have a different teacher each day dependant on the activity you're doing. This has the exception of thursdays which were 'studio days' in which you led your own time. You also saw them in lectures and you can always pop into the office if you have any questions.
Within the second section you're assigned your own tutors depending on your chosen speciality. Then you start to have your own tutorials and seminars in which you will see your tutor. Your tutor gets an idea of your work and interests and stuff, which is good as they can help you with your personal statement and suggestions for universities.
Within stage 3, you can attend seminars if you wish (but you have to sign up to them and they aren't neccesarily to do with your chosen pathway) and you have at least one tutorial a week. You can also sign up to more tutorials or see any tutors at any time. You can book to see tutors or just ask them in the office. The amount you see the tutors in this stage is very dependant on how much you need them or ask for them, as it's your final project.
I had a very good relationship with the tutors, which I think always helps. I think it's very important to ask questions.
They were very helpful with suggesting universities and were always there to either talk to, phone or email. There is also a lady who is specifically there to help with all the writing elements of the course, like the essay and the catalogue at the end (and will help with your personal statement too.)
The tools you bring is very dependant on they type of work you do BUT I will say that I have never got through so many pencils and rubbers in my life as the first few weeks!! Bring a plastic portfolio that can fit a1 paper that you are prepared to bring in each day. Definitely buy a craft knife and a (small) cutting board! and graphite stick (but I'm sure they mention this in the equipment list.) ermmm.. you could bring a big thing of white wall paint.. I bought one at the beginning and it was really useful.. but I can't guarantee that you'll use it..
Oo and bring LOTS of masking tape and glue sticks!
I carried my art stuff in in a tool box everymorning, but I was one of the few doing this. I would reccomend it, but it's not really essential, it's just a suggestion. Though once again, its dependant on the stuff you're going to be doing.
If you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask!
Hope you have a brilliant time!
and hope this was helpful