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    So these three courses are my top choices and I have offers from all for 2013 entry... but I am completely stuck! I thought when going to my interviews that it would help me alot but its just made it worse! And because each course is so so different: the class sizes, location, briefs, almost everything I really like bits from all of them!

    These are the things I know about them:

    I've heard that chelsea don't have a big enough studio space and that you couldn't be allowed in there all the time because it is allocated to different years at different times of the week: like a rotor/ time table. Plus they don't have good graphics facilities so I'd have to rent a studio in Peckham probaly there or get on the waiting list at camberwell. However, Chelsea do amazing live projects and have great industry links which is a massive factor!

    Kingston have a much bigger class size 80/90 (Chelsea have around 50) but the work at Kingston looks right up my street, not as commercial as Chelsea? I wondered if this would be a problem after graduating and trying to get a job? Kingston also have there art school all on one campus and have 1st/2nd & 3rd year studios plus good facilities.

    Then Brighton I really like, about 35-40 in a year and each year has a studio space which they share with the illustrators. And they have a really good reputation, they don't do as many competitions as Kingston & Chelsea and do alot of self initiated work. I just quite like the idea of being in London because I like to be on the go the whole time and I love the rush and busyness.

    Could anyone give me some more info on all of them? I would really appreciate it
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    Hi!
    I am in the exact same situation at the moment, hesitating between those three for similar reasons to you! It's such a difficult one. Although I'd love to keep living in Brighton, I am leaning more and more towards Kingston now because of the content of the course, the good atmosphere and their great industry links. Have you made a decision?
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    I AM EXACTLY THE SAME! I have had offers from all thre uni courses and am literally deciding tonight ready to confirm tomorrow.

    I THINK I'm going to go for Kingston so if either of you decide on there then I'll see you in September!

    The reason why I think Kingston is the right one for me is that I know how distracted I get and if I was at Brighton I would spend all my time on the pier putting coins into the machines than doing work, haha! Also, at Chelsea I just felt quite out of place and it seems all a bit more like you work there then leave whereas the other two there seems to be more time spent with the other students.

    (Plus they said you could take a beer upstairs in the evenings if you were working late. Totally up for that.)

    Good luck with deciding!
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    (Original post by iapk)
    Hi!
    I am in the exact same situation at the moment, hesitating between those three for similar reasons to you! It's such a difficult one. Although I'd love to keep living in Brighton, I am leaning more and more towards Kingston now because of the content of the course, the good atmosphere and their great industry links. Have you made a decision?
    Hi, I'm taking it you went with Kingston? I have chosen Chelsea, I just went with my gut and I just think the course is right for me. I was really attracted by there opportunities and live projects. Plus I'm keen to live in London with all the opportunities. If you have chosen Chelsea I was wondering why you did/didn't and what made you chose your chosen course? Also are you on a foundation now? Thanks
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    (Original post by mrhutchison)
    I AM EXACTLY THE SAME! I have had offers from all thre uni courses and am literally deciding tonight ready to confirm tomorrow.

    I THINK I'm going to go for Kingston so if either of you decide on there then I'll see you in September!

    The reason why I think Kingston is the right one for me is that I know how distracted I get and if I was at Brighton I would spend all my time on the pier putting coins into the machines than doing work, haha! Also, at Chelsea I just felt quite out of place and it seems all a bit more like you work there then leave whereas the other two there seems to be more time spent with the other students.

    (Plus they said you could take a beer upstairs in the evenings if you were working late. Totally up for that.)

    Good luck with deciding!
    Hi there! I'm guessing you went with Kingston? It was a hard one but I have chosen Chelsea which I'm really excited about and can't wait to start in September! Good luck!
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    Hey, im first year at chelsea at the moment. Don't expect any live projects in the first year, we haven't had any, but apparently second and third year has a couple.

    Feel free to message me on here or whatever regarding the course, it's always well worthwhile knowing what to expect!

    Hutchison: it's not so much 'work there then leave' as 'get briefed then leave' as here is no designated studio space - you don't have a desk or even a room dedicated to any of e years. The entire course shares the space that you'll probably have been interviewed in (up the stairs, with the skylight)
 
 
 
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