HELP! Kingston Vs CCW art foundation Watch

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wow you are lucky! I applied to CCW and had a portfolio review, but haven't heard back from them yet.

I think you have t take everything into consideration and decide. CCW does seem very expensive, I am going to be 19 too, so will have to pay at whatever college I end up going to. How come Kingston is free?

I almost regretted not applying to Kingston, because although it's quite underrated, I think I would prefer the area more!

Living outside just outside central London would be nice, Camberwell is a Devil to get to! It is going to cost me a fortune in transport. Also there are 750 places on offer at Camberwell, so sizes are going to be big. I am also a little apprehensive about as you say this being a new CCW thing, so there will be a lot of things they will have to improve.

Also at Camberwell I didn't like how they push you to be "an artist, design, or in communication" straight away, without giving the opportunity to try out things. (Though I can understand why they decided not to do this). I also don't like how there isn't really any art history in the course, as I quite like contextual studies. The other place I have a place for, has more of an emphasis on drawing, so right now I am more inclined towards that course. Though I think if you are really into Television and video/film, the CCW one will be the best as you get to move to the Wimbledon specialist site as soon as you choose to do that!

Draw up a list of pro's and con's and discuss it with other peoples thoughts!
I got my offered a place yesterday! So happy. I wonder what the competition was like to get in!?
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This may not be the best reason (in fact, it probably isn't) but personally I'd go for CCW based on the fact that the course itself would be pretty similar, but CCW has a better reputation (for the purposes of CVs and such).

(Original post by arty)
I got my offered a place yesterday! So happy. I wonder what the competition was like to get in!?
Me too, and I'm accepting it. Do you think you plan to?
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This may not be the best reason (in fact, it probably isn't) but personally I'd go for CCW based on the fact that the course itself would be pretty similar, but CCW has a better reputation (for the purposes of CVs and such).



Me too, and I'm accepting it. Do you think you plan to?
I was Told today that 35% of applicants got offered a place. I'm still deciding whether I want to live in London for the year, great opportunity though!
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looking through all the pro's and con's. Still no sure, might choose farnham uca instead, because it will be more fun. What do you guys think on the matter if we will be given enough support by the teachers because of the large numbers at CCW?
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I also got accepted for ccw and i'm accepting the place! if you're serious about art and can work independently, what does it matter if you dont get constant one to one! personally i think the foundation year is about learning to develop independently anyway! and its a lot less pretentious than CSM! but at the same time it's still apart of UAL and gives you great opportunity to get into the top art schools in the country for your degree! i'm very excited!

You have probably made your decision already, but my opinion is that Kingston is going to be less specialised as its a university that doesn't just cater for the arts! Good luck anyway
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Well done for getting in to, every one telling me CCW is the better place; so probably will go there. What are u doing about accommodation ??
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I applied to both kingston and CCW initially, and then i decided not to go for kingston before I even had the interview, I'd been to life drawing at Kingston and went to one of the open days, and I would say the teaching standard was really good so that's definitely a plus.
I can understand the feeling that Camberwell isn't as friendly but I don't think it's that, it's not like evil people go to Camberwell compared to Kingston , i'm sure there are plenty of lovely people that will be going. At the portfolio review I think everyone was just as timid with meeting everyone else, when actually approaching people and talking they were all friendly.
Unlike people on this thread I actually didn't like Kingstons location, the transport link to London isn't great, a train every half an hour gets to be a bit of a nightmare, and there's a one way system in kingston so even driving isn't the best. Although don't get me wrong I do think it's a beautiful place, but just not quite beautiful enough to win me over, I do love London, and the buzzing atmosphere mentioned, so CCW it is for me. I have a friend whose doing Fine Art at kingston, she did the foundation too, she said it's a great course and the teaching is good but living there is boring. so hey, i guess that may have swung me a little too. but all the best to whoever does choose Kingston, i'm sure you'll go far! Some people go there and would never choose anywhere else. Also at the end of the day it's only a year so it's not a life sentence, if you decide you'd rather choose Camberwell/Chelsea/Wimbledon for a BA or Kingston depending on which one you go to then you always can .
If anyone else here has decided to go to CCW it'd be nice to know more people going before i get there.
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(Original post by Hollyan)
I applied to both kingston and CCW initially, and then i decided not to go for kingston before I even had the interview, I'd been to life drawing at Kingston and went to one of the open days, and I would say the teaching standard was really good so that's definitely a plus.
I can understand the feeling that Camberwell isn't as friendly but I don't think it's that, it's not like evil people go to Camberwell compared to Kingston , i'm sure there are plenty of lovely people that will be going. At the portfolio review I think everyone was just as timid with meeting everyone else, when actually approaching people and talking they were all friendly.
Unlike people on this thread I actually didn't like Kingstons location, the transport link to London isn't great, a train every half an hour gets to be a bit of a nightmare, and there's a one way system in kingston so even driving isn't the best. Although don't get me wrong I do think it's a beautiful place, but just not quite beautiful enough to win me over, I do love London, and the buzzing atmosphere mentioned, so CCW it is for me. I have a friend whose doing Fine Art at kingston, she did the foundation too, she said it's a great course and the teaching is good but living there is boring. so hey, i guess that may have swung me a little too. but all the best to whoever does choose Kingston, i'm sure you'll go far! Some people go there and would never choose anywhere else. Also at the end of the day it's only a year so it's not a life sentence, if you decide you'd rather choose Camberwell/Chelsea/Wimbledon for a BA or Kingston depending on which one you go to then you always can .
If anyone else here has decided to go to CCW it'd be nice to know more people going before i get there.
I'm not from the UK, so I sent my portfolio through flickr and didn't go to the portfolio review. I have an idea of what it is like though. What can you tell me about the place? Are you staying and furzedown and cedars hall? If you're under 18 in 31st August prior to the start of the course, there's the only place you can live in, so I'll have to stay there
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I chose CCW in the end as it's the one I feel ridiculously excited and enthusiastic about and I think that counts for a lot. I felt the environment of the college was creative without being pretentious, lively and friendly and I think living in fairly central London and all the wonderful things that entails more than makes up for any reduction in attention compared to Kingston, as I am quite a self-motivated person anyway I work best independently. I'm sure Kingston is good to but at the end of the day I decided to go with my gut feeling.

Anyway, well done everyone and good luck with wherever you've chosen.
I'm sure it'll be an amazing year x
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I chose CCW in the end as it's the one I feel ridiculously excited and enthusiastic about and I think that counts for a lot. I felt the environment of the college was creative without being pretentious, lively and friendly and I think living in fairly central London and all the wonderful things that entails more than makes up for any reduction in attention compared to Kingston, as I am quite a self-motivated person anyway I work best independently. I'm sure Kingston is good to but at the end of the day I decided to go with my gut feeling.

Anyway, well done everyone and good luck with wherever you've chosen.
I'm sure it'll be an amazing year x
are you going to stay in halls? Which ones you going for?

Are you a school leaver? Or going to be 19+ in Sept? I;m interested to hear from other people who are also going to be on the course!! Though I'm very aware there is going to 750 of us!!!
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