London Met, Middlesex or London college of printing?Watch
I've spoken to a few school representatives, read prospectuses etc.. and I've been offered a place in "The London Metropolitan University" and "Middlesex University". I can also apply for "London College of Printing", though a position there is not certain.
The biggest problem? I can't visit these schools personally, or get my family to check them out. so, I pretty much have to rely on random internet information, and decide fairly soon to apply in time.
So here I am, asking if any of you know about these schools, any info would help. Especially personal opinions.
Note, I have an online gallery of art and flash animations at nef.deviantart.com if an example of what I can do will help..
Thanks for your time <3
I do Art A-level (Photography) . I know that LCP (london college of printing) is one of the best in Europe for Photography but don;t know how good they r in other departments.
I'd strongly recomend you to visit them b4 choosing ur uni. However i can ask my teacher tomorrow.
I live close to Middlesex University. They have a better reputation for Art than for other subjects.London Metropolitin doesn't have a good reputation either but i don't know about their art department.
I checked out ur site, v.nice, but What is it that u want to do at uni? fine art, photography etc...lemmi know and i'll ask my teacher about them as i'm sure he knows all about them.
Well, I definately do not want to focus on Fine Art - I don't enjoy it, and frankly I'm not all that good at it I prefer cartoonish art and flash animation, and preferably whichever school I go to will have a fairly good department on those matters..
I wish I could visit the schools, but I simply can't afford to. I won't be moving to London until August.
I guess you could ask your teacher about Graphic arts and animation, though I doubt animation is going to have a very big part in foundations. So yeah, graphic/digital art and illustrations, I suppose.
Middlesex is ok but they are about to Up and audi of the tottenham campus and it's predominantly not very well recognised.
LCC is in my opinion much better. I'm going there in October, it starts later so you have more time to become accustomed to London and it's more "in" London so is predominantly easier to get to and it's more widely recognised.
As far as the places go, Middlesex is still half being built and stuff but the halls are pretty close whereas LCC has JUST been finished and it about to gain University recognition in May.
I'd choose LCC myself it's a very art based place whereas Middlesex is a bit of everything (and a slightly more dangerous area).
Are you from South or Northern Cyprus...That's one of my fave' places, my parents were stationed their for years and lady's fingers are the best!!!!
I'll have to look up where exactly LCC and Middlesex are.. I'm going to be living in North London with my dad.
I've heard many more good things about Middlesex and LCC than London Met.. if I hadn't asked I was going to go with London Met, actually. It's the closest to where I'll live. I'll have to look up more info on them.
I'm from Southern Cyprus, the Greek side. I was born in London and lived there half my life though.. so I have no language problems
London College of Communication (or Printing) is in Elephant & Castle, just over the river from westminster and has a more central location. That's where they do all the graphical art and stuff as opposed to the fine art etc.
I'll get you the map for LCC if you want where all the campuses are.
Both of those Universities are spread out over random places but The London Institute is pretty much together.
In one department at Middlesex they count Journalism (which I am doing) with computer sciences so I turned up on the open day and there were a load of Trekkies!!!!!
Is this for September/October because many of these places may have a problem accepting you as the deadline for applications were due in on the 15th of January but maybe because your'e international they might make an exception.
Though the representative I spoke to from LCC DID give me an application form to send, and they do give international students more time for these things.. so yeah, there's still a chance.
Btw, if you have checked out my site you can see what kind of things are in my CD portfolio that I'm sending with the application - mostly cartoons & flash animations, though I have a couple fine art examples in it also.
At that british council fair thing where I spoke to their representatives.. Middlesex and London Met were fairly eager to accept me which made me a little suspicious.. LCC was more "I have better people to bother with, but you can try anyway, now go away"
Think I should send some printed out stuff as well as my CD portfolio? (Even though the good stuff's on the CD) ...Will they even LOOK at the CD? Argh.
Oh, and I've been to Limassol a couple times, I'm near Larnaca.
Oh and the student bar is quite cool as well.
Hope I could be of any help.
Middlesex and London Met are both notorious ex-poly's that have a hard time attracting british students, one of the worst examples of how bad universities convince international students to apply to them is Thames Valley University. The University is like 250th out of 250 Universities and so they spend the majority of their budget on recruiting international students with fancy CD roms, flashy prospectuses and all that malarky when really it's well...a ****hole
Too much time on my hands!-
Just out of curiosity, what were London met & TVU before they were granted the status of university? Did they just gather up free-standing colleges in their areas and amalgamate them all? I ask because a lot of independent art colleges, theological colleges and teacher training colleges have been 'swallowed up' by the new universities and sometimes so-called 'traditional' universities. I might dig out my old Nat West Student Guide from 1991 and see how many of the colleges profiled in there are currently still in existence.
Too much time on my hands!-
Middlesex was Middlesex Polytechnic because my sister nearly went there innnnn 1986 to do Hotel Management lol