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    I'm applying to study Graphics Design and trying to figure out my 5 Uni choices.

    I was wondering if anyone currently studying a degree, or anybody that found out information from different open days could help.
    Basically, i'd like to know which Universities choose to focus more on certain aspects of Graphic Design and what it is they like to focus on?
    And which Universities are a bit more broad and less specialist.

    For example, from some work i've seen, some Universities look as though they focus heavily on advertising, typography etc. as if they're working on preparing you to go out and work on briefs for commercial advertising and stuff like that.
    Where as others i've seen seem very idea based and about working on your creativity and allowing you a lot freedom to explore ideas.

    Because i'm looking more for a course like the second example, i'd like have the freedom to include Photography for example, and play with ideas in a similar way to students would in Fine Art prehaps.

    So really i'm just asking for suggestions on Universities I may be interested in, i've looked at a lot already, it's just hard to know what exactly the course entails. You can also include Uni's that are very keen on preparing you for the industry like the first example
    Thanks.
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    Well, from what your saying, it may be an idea to look in to mixed media art courses. I had a talk on one in Westminster today that focuses on using any medium you want creatively. Also, I've been told Falmouth have a very good graphic design course and they are generally creatively focused.
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    (Original post by jennywat)
    Well, from what your saying, it may be an idea to look in to mixed media art courses. I had a talk on one in Westminster today that focuses on using any medium you want creatively. Also, I've been told Falmouth have a very good graphic design course and they are generally creatively focused.

    Ah okay, yeah that is an option. I'd just worry applying to a course like that incase I ended up doing a load of website design or something, haha

    Falmouth's course does look very good and I know it's considered a very good University. Was it at Design Your Future in Manchester you spoke to them? I was there today aswell
    A couple of places did answer this question for me today, such as Nottingham Trent which I now know I definitely want to apply for. I was just curious to see if anyone had any opinions on other potential courses.
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    Cool im applying to NTU aswell but for product design.
    I live in the south so Manchester would have been a bit far to travel, but at my college we get people from different unis giving talks to get us to go there.
 
 
 
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