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    Hi, I work in the enquiries office at Camberwell and thought it might help if I confirm a few facts about the CCW Foundation course as it sounds like you’ve heard a variety of different things and it can be a bit confusing! The course has about 580 students on it this year (Sept 11 – May 12) and we’ll be likely to have about 600 students on the course starting in September 2012. All students are based in the progression centre on Wilson Road (SE5 8LU if you want to check google map) until the end of the first part of the course (November) then students who specialise in theatre/film/tv relocate to Wimbledon college as Wimbledon has specialist theatre facilities. Everyone else remains in the progression centre (so that’s students who specialise in any Fine Art specialism, any communication specialism and 3D/Product/interior and fashion and textiles students) It might sound like a lot but the progression centre is a big building..also the building is open from 8am – 8pm so you can use the space outside of your official teaching time – as long as there’s at least 1 other student in the studio with you. I can’t comment on the halls as I haven’t visited or lived in them, but if anyone wants to know more about this – or get a student perspective on the course as well - please let me know and I’ll ask our current students for volunteers to get in touch and give you their point of view instead of a member of staff.
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    Good day everybody,


    I have been accepted at The Camberwell College of Art for the « Foundation Diploma In Art and Design” starting the next September 2014.


    When I’ve applied to this course in January 2014 the fees mentioned on the website for someone aged of more than 24 years old was of £3000 (+100 reg fee). But two days ago I’ve received an e-mail from the Student administration telling me that the fees I would have to pay would be now of £5536. So £2536 extra from the price we should have been initially charged (almost double price).


    Does anybody else has the same issue and doesn’t understand why the fees unexpectedly increased from the initial ones mentioned on the website in January/February? Maybe I’ve misunderstood something but I wanted to be sure.


    Cheers,
    Rébecca.
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    (Original post by em(ma))
    I've just finished my foundation at Camberwell and had the same concerns raised here before I started on the foundation and moved to the area (I opted for bernard myers) and personally I think if you're just moving into London and going to Camberwell, bernard is brilliant, slightly ridiculous rent aside. I read some worrying things about bricks through the windows etc before getting here and obviously if you're not used to this part of London it takes some adjustment, but being a five minute walk from our studios means you dont have to worry about lugging heavy portfolios on busses and it's a only a little walk if you want to stay late in the library or the studio (I think our studios were open until 8pm as long as you werent alone in there.) plus the halls themselves are pretty nice, we have 3/4 sized beds which means you can easily share the bed, three definitely fit if you have reasonably proportioned friends/lovers/lodgers. obviously it's not always wise to be around on your own at night but the 343 bus goes almost to the door of the halls, and seeing as so many people here do go to camberwell I've never felt like I'm stranded or unsafe, and all my flat mates have been really great. plus we have a curved kitchen/sitting area where the windows open right out and you can see over london! it's grand and really cosy in winter. (having said that, there are sometimes mice around, but they're really quite nice when you look at their little faces.)

    as for the foundation itself, I'm sure people have very different experiences but it teaches you to be self motivated more than anything, and that's never a bad thing. I don't know how much the course will change next year, but it did feel like a large year, especially as my specialism was illustration and packed with people. in the end I found that having that number of people coming in for crits with work that was so varied and exciting was far more encouraging than being a negative aspect of the foundation. if you're not working at camberwell I think it's quite easy to slip under the radar and happily slack off, nobody is really going to question you or push you to be there more or do more, but when you are working and discussing your work with your tutors, (although sometimes you have to plan ahead to get face time with them) then I found them so so helpful and encouraging. as long as you're personally engaged with the projects and you really care about what you're doing there, I think the guidance and support is available if you're persistent in harassing your tutors. I wouldn't assume you wont 'warm to the place' at all, in your individual groups it can be pretty homely at times. hope that's helped a little!
    What are the students like? :3
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    I have just done CCW Foundation for Graphics, going into chelsea next year...

    Its done in 3 parts


    Part 1: General (you do, everything... a bit of fine art, com, and design)
    Part 2: You specialize. (Com / Graphics or Art / Painting)
    Part 3: FMP (final major project)

    Yes, there is 650... no 750... people but every one is doing what they want... You do get time to use studios out of studio times, YOU do get personlized help, from your tutor, or if not just ask... ALOT of question....

    The course helps you or opens ways to the BAs, in Part 2 where you apply to unis and there is a whollleeeee progres, you can PM for more...

    At the start I was like **** this, but now im really happy I took this course, as it helps you think more coneptual and a bit different than the rest of the art schools...

    PM if you have more questions.
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    Does anybody know what days you absolutely should go in on the first week of foundation at camberwell? I've stupidly booked a holiday which covers Thursday and Friday and just wondering how much I would be missing
 
 
 
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