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    So I am not sure what unis are good for graphics and what aren't, i have been reading most of the uni prospectuses with the course details and unfortunatetly left oepn days till last minute as I did not decide on graphics till later so now all of htem are fully booked. I would like to go into advertising but keeping my options open for now, I like courses with good teacher to student communication.

    So far I have looked at:
    Kingston University
    Ravensbourne
    Middlesex
    UAL Univeristys like Camberwell, Chelsea or CSM not LCC as I didn't like their foundation so I'm guessing I wont like their BA course. I know csm is very competitive so I might pick between chelsea or camberwell maybe but its is too close to home and would liek to be further away form my parents.
    UCA Epsom

    as I have strict parents I have to go to unis in london and none of them can be too far.
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    I'm applying for graphics at Middlesex because the course looks really broad and looks like there's opportunity to specialise in a few different areas =) And they're gonna have a new campus for art and design students from September 2011 so the facilities and everything will be good. And its really close to London! However, the tutors didn't seem as impressive as other places that i've seen.
    Chelsea's course looks sooo good! Apparently its got really good links with industry and the course looks quite broad.
    I've heard that Ravensbourne's graphics course is mainly digital, which put me off but it might be good if thats what you like doing =)
    Hope this helps a bit =)
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    (Original post by Kai Hiwatari)
    I'm applying for graphics at Middlesex because the course looks really broad and looks like there's opportunity to specialise in a few different areas =) And they're gonna have a new campus for art and design students from September 2011 so the facilities and everything will be good. And its really close to London! However, the tutors didn't seem as impressive as other places that i've seen.
    Chelsea's course looks sooo good! Apparently its got really good links with industry and the course looks quite broad.
    I've heard that Ravensbourne's graphics course is mainly digital, which put me off but it might be good if thats what you like doing =)
    Hope this helps a bit =)

    Hey thanks for the reply, what other unis are you applying for, middlesex seems a bit far to me, wheres the new building going to be. I've been doing alot of reading on unis and I think I am going to apply for chelsea, ravensbourne maybe kingston and need one more choice to make 4
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    (Original post by ThisCantBeChanged)
    So I am not sure what unis are good for graphics and what aren't, i have been reading most of the uni prospectuses with the course details and unfortunatetly left oepn days till last minute as I did not decide on graphics till later so now all of htem are fully booked. I would like to go into advertising but keeping my options open for now, I like courses with good teacher to student communication.

    So far I have looked at:
    Kingston University
    Ravensbourne
    Middlesex
    UAL Univeristys like Camberwell, Chelsea or CSM not LCC as I didn't like their foundation so I'm guessing I wont like their BA course. I know csm is very competitive so I might pick between chelsea or camberwell maybe but its is too close to home and would liek to be further away form my parents.
    UCA Epsom

    as I have strict parents I have to go to unis in london and none of them can be too far.
    I'm at Ravensbourne at the moment, although not studying the course you want to do. However as the above poster said, it's very digital. Like literally I don't even bring a pencil or pen to uni anymore because everything is based on computers. You may like that, you may not. Guess it depends on what kind of stuff you're into. I'm definitely not applying there next year.
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    (Original post by ThisCantBeChanged)
    Hey thanks for the reply, what other unis are you applying for, middlesex seems a bit far to me, wheres the new building going to be. I've been doing alot of reading on unis and I think I am going to apply for chelsea, ravensbourne maybe kingston and need one more choice to make 4
    Also applying for Winchester School of Art, Hertfordshire and Nottingham Trent =)
    The new buildings gonna be in Hendon, which is maybe a half an hour train ride to London i think
    Nice =) have you done a foundation or are you applying straight from a levels?
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    (Original post by Moooooooose)
    I'm at Ravensbourne at the moment, although not studying the course you want to do. However as the above poster said, it's very digital. Like literally I don't even bring a pencil or pen to uni anymore because everything is based on computers. You may like that, you may not. Guess it depends on what kind of stuff you're into. I'm definitely not applying there next year.
    I was looking at your spoiler to try and work out your subject xD and i'm guessing are you doing photography at ravensbourne?
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    All the UAL colleges are decent for Graphics Design, they're all slightly different though so look into that.
    I think Chelsea said that it doesn't give students the chance to specialise in certain areas during the course, unlike the other colleges like CSM and LCC which offer pathway stages, usually in 2nd year.

    CSM is very competitive, it has about 150 BA Graphics Design places. And about 40% of those go to International Students.

    You should look at LCC, you might like the Graphics Design course. It gives you the option to specialise in Graphics for Advertising which seems to be what you want.

    Kingston is suppose to be good aswell so it's an option.
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    (Original post by Cll_ws)
    All the UAL colleges are decent for Graphics Design, they're all slightly different though so look into that.
    I think Chelsea said that it doesn't give students the chance to specialise in certain areas during the course, unlike the other colleges like CSM and LCC which offer pathway stages, usually in 2nd year.

    CSM is very competitive, it has about 150 BA Graphics Design places. And about 40% of those go to International Students.

    You should look at LCC, you might like the Graphics Design course. It gives you the option to specialise in Graphics for Advertising which seems to be what you want.

    Kingston is suppose to be good aswell so it's an option.
    I am currently on my foundation at college as I left LCC as I did not like their foundation so I'll feel like a hypocrite if i apply for their BA course lol plus I thinK they take too many people into their uni and most workshops always get filled up so I'm not too sure about that. Do you have any more information on what the kignston course is like?
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    (Original post by Moooooooose)
    I'm at Ravensbourne at the moment, although not studying the course you want to do. However as the above poster said, it's very digital. Like literally I don't even bring a pencil or pen to uni anymore because everything is based on computers. You may like that, you may not. Guess it depends on what kind of stuff you're into. I'm definitely not applying there next year.
    What course are you doing, foundation? I don't mind it being too digital aslong there are some opportunities to go away from it here and there but I hear its pretty good for graphics.
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    (Original post by ThisCantBeChanged)
    I am currently on my foundation at college as I left LCC as I did not like their foundation so I'll feel like a hypocrite if i apply for their BA course lol plus I thinK they take too many people into their uni and most workshops always get filled up so I'm not too sure about that. Do you have any more information on what the kignston course is like?

    Well I know Kingston has a good reputation. I went to the open day and the course seemed pretty good, it wasn't too focused in one area, like sometimes when you look at degree shows from Uni's they look as though they've all been taught to mainly work digitally for example with a lot commercial advertising type briefs. But Kingstons final show seemed a good mix between illustration, photography, design - products and digital stuff like applications and web, Graphic Art.
    A bit of everything really.
    They said that a few of their students went straight into work after being picked up by top design agencies at, and after the degree show.

    I can't say I know a whole lot about how good the course is, I only know what I was told at the open day and obviously they're trying to sell it to you at them.
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    Hmm well I think I have narrowed it down to kingston, chelsea, ravensbourne so far need one more choice, I am thinking about middlesex but taking the tube to the uni everday would be a pain for me as I live in south london and Id have to take a long journey up to north, also does anybody know anythign about UCA Epsom graphic design course
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    (Original post by Kai Hiwatari)
    I was looking at your spoiler to try and work out your subject xD and i'm guessing are you doing photography at ravensbourne?
    Hehe I'm just doing a foundation. The architects designed the building so that there's massive windows in the photography studio (big no-no) so currently there is no useable studio :mad: That's one reason why I won't be studying there (I am looking to study photography). Oh, and the doors broke the other day. In fact, out of three sets of doors only one now works, though it's a revolving door and you have to push it the wrong way in order for it to work. So much for spending £70 million or whatever on the building! (Sorry for the rant, I'm just very annoyed at them at the moment as you can probably tell )
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    (Original post by ThisCantBeChanged)
    What course are you doing, foundation? I don't mind it being too digital aslong there are some opportunities to go away from it here and there but I hear its pretty good for graphics.
    Yeah, just foundation. I guess there would be some opportunities. They are quite heavily focused on keeping up with the industry etc, hence why pretty much everything's now digital. So I guess it's good in that respect. I know some people studying degrees there and they really like it, it's just not good for my course.
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    (Original post by Moooooooose)
    Hehe I'm just doing a foundation. The architects designed the building so that there's massive windows in the photography studio (big no-no) so currently there is no useable studio :mad: That's one reason why I won't be studying there (I am looking to study photography). Oh, and the doors broke the other day. In fact, out of three sets of doors only one now works, though it's a revolving door and you have to push it the wrong way in order for it to work. So much for spending £70 million or whatever on the building! (Sorry for the rant, I'm just very annoyed at them at the moment as you can probably tell )
    Haha =p oh dear!
    My friend went to the open day earlier this week for photography and he...didn't really like it xD I've heard its good for film and media production though?
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    What's wrong with LCC?? haha... a lot actually. Especially with the new head of college, you would wanna stay away from it as far as possible. But then I am returning for a MA... Anyway, CSM graphic is very conceptual and Camberwell is very arty, LCC is probably the most practical but then you are right, UAL as a whole does take on too many students.

    I heard that Ravensbourne doesn't do anything on paper anymore which echo one of the replies: very digital. They have gotten all the letterpress, and old crafty stuff, so I have heard.
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    What's wrong with LCC?? haha... a lot actually. Especially with the new head of college, you would wanna stay away from it as far as possible. But then I am returning for a MA... Anyway, CSM graphic is very conceptual and Camberwell is very arty, LCC is probably the most practical but then you are right, UAL as a whole does take on too many students.

    I heard that Ravensbourne doesn't do anything on paper anymore which echo one of the replies: very digital. They have gotten all the letterpress, and old crafty stuff, so I have heard.

    Yeah I did the LCC foundation for abit and left because I didn't like it they seem to focused on being the best uni for graphics lalala and too many students for them to handle so I didnt feel I would get anyhting out of the course.

    Hopefull ravensbourne's new building will include printroom, etc but I dont really mind doing digital based things as I need more practice. I've decided to apply for ravensbourne, chelsea, camberwell and kingston but I'm worried that my choices would be too competitive because two of them are UAL unis
 
 
 
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