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    (Original post by IzKujore)
    Graphic Design
    Nice, me too
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    (Original post by charlottei)
    Nice, me too
    I think I realised today that I might be better suited for illustration instead of graphic design lol. Not 100% sure at the moment though. Check out my work and you can see what I mean: https://www.behance.net/israelkujore
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    (Original post by IzKujore)
    I think I realised today that I might be better suited for illustration instead of graphic design lol. Not 100% sure at the moment though. Check out my work and you can see what I mean: https://www.behance.net/israelkujore
    Yeah, your work is very illustrative! I think you'd find it much easier applying to illustration, unless you expand your portfolio a little, if that matters. Why were you considering graphic design instead, if you don't mind me asking?

    I like your style by the way!
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    (Original post by charlottei)
    Yeah, your work is very illustrative! I think you'd find it much easier applying to illustration, unless you expand your portfolio a little, if that matters. Why were you considering graphic design instead, if you don't mind me asking?

    I like your style by the way!
    Thankyou very much, I appreciate that. And it sounds dumb but I didn't really understand the differentiation between graphic design and illustration until now because they kind of overlap eachother. I chose to specialise in 'graphic design' in my second year of my BTEC course so I've always had "Okay, I want to be a graphic designer" in my head. Thinking about it now, other than my work from college, my artwork isn't really graphic design at all.
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    (Original post by IzKujore)
    Thankyou very much, I appreciate that. And it sounds dumb but I didn't really understand the differentiation between graphic design and illustration until now because they kind of overlap eachother. I chose to specialise in 'graphic design' in my second year of my BTEC course so I've always had "Okay, I want to be a graphic designer" in my head. Thinking about it now, other than my work from college, my artwork isn't really graphic design at all.
    Ah it doesn't sound dumb, it's not that obvious at all! Yeah, it makes sense why you would have leant towards graphic design, but it's good that you have more options to consider now Let us all know when you decide!
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    (Original post by charlottei)
    Ah it doesn't sound dumb, it's not that obvious at all! Yeah, it makes sense why you would have leant towards graphic design, but it's good that you have more options to consider now Let us all know when you decide!
    Yeh I will, I'm going to a few open days over the next few months I'll ask about the course content so I can make a firm choice
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    Hey guys, how are your portfolios going? I've just got mine set up on behance if anyone's interested:

    https://www.behance.net/charlottestapleton

    It's still a work in progress though...
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    (Original post by charlottei)
    Hey guys, how are your portfolios going? I've just got mine set up on behance if anyone's interested:

    https://www.behance.net/charlottestapleton

    It's still a work in progress though...
    You've got a nice mix of work there. I'm unsure about what to include in mine and how to present it at the moment. Gonna try and self initiate a few projects to add to my portfolio and show some more diversity with my work.
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    Hey everyone,

    I just updated the OP with a link to creative arts connect/stalking page - if you haven't already go connect to see other applicants' grades & offers. Also, if you enter your details it will be really really useful for everyone else making their applications this year.

    :woo:
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    (Original post by betweentheclocks)
    My main passions are painting and textiles! Yeah, I guess, but I don't think I'm ready to move away yet. Who knows, maybe I'll feel better in the second year, because I know sometimes you can transfer your course to another uni for a similar reason.
    I looked around BCU's website and they seem so lovely and friendly. I was going to apply to Oxford, but it's all so official and the interviews are really serious and that's not really what I want in a uni, so :rolleyes:

    The University of Chichester is great for Fine Art Textiles!
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    Hellooo

    I'm applying for Illustration courses, but I'm not really sure where I want to apply for D:
    I am going to an open day on Saturday at Lincoln University, so if anyone's going I'll see you there!^-^
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    I went to the UAL:Camberwell open day yesterday. Found it really useful and think I'm gonna apply to do BA Hons Graphic Design and both the FdA courses in Illustration and Graphic Design as there is still the chance to top up to do a 3rd year in BA Hons.
    It narrowed my choices down a little but I'm still unsure whether to go with illustration or graphic design. Even though my work is very illustrative, I'm still leaning more towards Graphic Design. After going to both talks, I think I'd be happy with both of the courses because they both aren't restrictive so you can really explore and experiment with different styles and ways of working. So even if you're someone like me who has quite an illustrative style, it doesn't mean a graphic design course isnt for you.
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      yo

      I've looked at AUB (Arts University at Bournemouth), UCL (Communications and Art), King's College, and Durham. Of course these might change but it still

      *I've heard great things about Bournemouth for art
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      I'm hopefully applying for Leeds Beckett seems a good uni for what I'm wanting to do. Also maybe a London university although I can't make my mind up as to which one would be best suited for me. Please check my portfolio out!

      https://www.behance.net/LewisLatham
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      (Original post by charlottei)
      Hey guys, how are your portfolios going? I've just got mine set up on behance if anyone's interested:

      https://www.behance.net/charlottestapleton

      It's still a work in progress though...
      Really like your style!
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        IB CERTIFICATE VS FOUNDATION YEAR

        I'm American but would like to apply to a UK University doing an art course.
        I have the choice of completing an IB Certificate or graduating early, doing a foundation year here in the US and then apply to a UK University.

        Since I'm planning on doing a creative course and doing three HLs (including Visual Arts) is it possible Unis will give me a chance?

        *worried*:eek::eek:
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        (Original post by Lewlath)
        Really like your style!
        Ah wow, thank you!
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        I'm applying next year hopefully to an arts university! At the moment I'm looking at falmouth mostly but I've started going to open days early so I'm going to see Coventry tomorrow for fine art and illustration. It all depends on how well I do in the course I'm doing at the moment by the end of the year.

        I went to see Falmouth in october and they are amazing by the way! Everyone's so nice and helpful, with a great support system for new students, the university's quite new so like top of the range equipment, and cornwall all over is so pretty!
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        (Original post by Robyn1896)
        Hellooo

        I'm applying for Illustration courses, but I'm not really sure where I want to apply for D:
        I am going to an open day on Saturday at Lincoln University, so if anyone's going I'll see you there!^-^
        I've heard that Lincoln is really awful for art courses .-. Is that true? A parent I spoke to went to see it with their daughter and they said it was a complete waste of time :confused:
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        Hi Charlottei,

        I'm in my first year at Falmouth University and I study Photography I felt like I needed to reply to your message, even though I'm not studying Graphic Design, as I looked at Falmouth, AUB and Norwich too!

        For me, I was personally looking at living on campus within my first year as I liked knowing I had everything there around me that I needed (like the campus shop, the food hall, lecture theatres, the library and much more). It takes me around 5 minutes to walk to lectures in the mornings which is great! You don't have that privilege with AUB and Norwich.

        As Falmouth is a creative arts university, you want the campus to look artistic, right? I don't think I could live in a more artistic place. Cornwall is absolutely beautiful and is well known for it's amazing beaches and areas - there are so many places that can inspire you! Also, I'm from just outside London so I have noticed that the train and bus prices are really cheep which is good if you want to go to a different location. To get into Falmouth, it's around 10 minutes on a bus (which only costs a £1) and it's a short 5-10 minute walk into Penryn.

        With your portfolio, just gather all your favourite work together! All Falmouth want from you is passion towards what you're good at! I'm not going to lie to you, I was so nervous at my interview but everyone was so nice and so easy to get on with! I felt really comfortable talking to the lecturers. Also, you sit with other students who are going to be feeling the same as you - in fact, I'm still friends with some of the people who I met at my interview!

        I know I'm going to be saying how amazing Falmouth is as I go there but it really is such a great place (and of course number one arts university in the UK)! But yes. Good luck with everything and I hope you get to where you want to go! You can always message me if you want to know more about the university, I'll be happy to help

        Livie.
       
       
       
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