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    Got my GCSE results today and officially enrolled in my local college. At enrollment, I had a discussion with the maths and art tutor (as well as the head of A Levels) about my choices. The art tutor looked through my portfolio, which was mainly full of photographs and one drawing I did about a month ago of Annie Lennox. He said he "saw potential" and allowed me to study Fine Arts DESPITE me not doing art at GCSE.

    Do you think I will encounter huge issues over the course of the two years? I have some ability in art, but not a huge amount. I'd basically be starting from scratch...

    Nope in my friends Art AS class out of 8 of them only 4 had done GCSE art. But I don't know how well theey did tbh

    Hi TheFame -

    If your tutor can see potential in you - take some comfort in that and take advantage of the opportunities it gives you. I speak to lots of people who are looking to study a creative degree and their biggest barrier is their confidence. Courses are there to provide you with resources, understanding and a space and time to explore your creative practice; it cannot create talent but it does nurture it.

    Accessing your potential is very much down to your attitude - your passion, work ethic, curiosity and your willingness to collaborate with others. In short - a geeky approach. We talk about geekiness a lot at Norwich University of the Arts: the almost obsessive way of working on projects that inspires, motivates and challenges you. It makes you ask questions, take risks, experiment and perfect. You'll find that with attitude and a willingness to ask for constructive feedback, you'll do just fine.

    I hope that helps!
    All best,
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