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I have *finally* narrowed my choices down from about 14!! to 6- can anyone give me advice on what they think/know on the best course, whole uni experience for Fine Art.......
Falmouth
Loughborough
Notts Trent
Newcastle
Edinburgh college of art..
Will be much appreciated
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Glasgow is pretty good (its outside UCAS) but if youre really ambitious youll probably want to think about London colleges. I think Leeds is quite highly rated too.
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Yeah I did - i looked at The University of the Arts to do sculpture and drawing but I decided against due to costs but also against the fact that the campus is very spread apart- due to it being London of course!! It was orginally my number one choice and I did have my heart set on it for a couple of years but sadly me and London will never be!!Thanks for the advice anyho!
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As far as I know Leeds is very highly regarded for fine arts. I have a friend who's in his first year of the course there and is so happy that he doesn't even bother coming home for the holidays anymore! I remember him telling me something about his halls being opposite an art museum or something along those lines...? I don't know, maybe someone else can clarify or I'll ask him when I next see him - but he's a truly dedicated artist and seems to think it's the place to be.

Don't know too much about the others to be honest... Falmouth as a town has so much appeal and is gorgeous and fun, but the others (especially Notts and Edinburgh) have a lot more variety in night life, so I guess it depends what you're after.

Good luck!
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(Original post by luce20)
I have *finally* narrowed my choices down from about 14!! to 6- can anyone give me advice on what they think/know on the best course, whole uni experience for Fine Art.......
Falmouth
Loughborough
Notts Trent
Newcastle
Edinburgh college of art..
Will be much appreciated
Falmouth and Edinburgh are probably the best known for fine art (though Falmouth's a very, very dull place), but at the end of the day, your work speaks more about you than where you went.

The London colleges are well known - if I were you, I'd try for Slade if you changed your mind about going to London.

Glasgow and Surrey are also good.
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Yeah I did - i looked at The University of the Arts to do sculpture and drawing but I decided against due to costs but also against the fact that the campus is very spread apart- due to it being London of course!! It was orginally my number one choice and I did have my heart set on it for a couple of years but sadly me and London will never be!!Thanks for the advice anyho!
I'm off to LCP in September and I'm really looking forward to it, but you're right because it's so spread out and so specialist (also very difficult to get into unless you're a rich international student) it really doesn't have a sort of "university" feel to it.
Good luck whatever you do XXX
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Wimbledon School of Art?
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I'm off to LCP in September and I'm really looking forward to it, but you're right because it's so spread out and so specialist (also very difficult to get into unless you're a rich international student) it really doesn't have a sort of "university" feel to it.
Good luck whatever you do XXX

I live 2 mins from LCP. Its a cool place.
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A friend of mine is going to falmouth
from what ive heard its has a very good reputation
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hey, thanks for all the advice-im visting Notts Trent tomorrow with college to see what the place is like.....Im suppose it will just be a case of waiting till I apply and see what offers I get!! I hope I get them all else I will be in a real piddle about what to do.
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glasgow school of art all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!
fantastic school, and also a brilliant city with tonnes of art and culture going on... and not quite so scary as london! excellent reputation, beautiful building. plenty of students too... glasgow uni has 2 unions, then theres strathclyde and the school of art all with their own scenes so you can pick and chose.
also - think about applying for a london college, cos aparantly theyre exciting places to work and people do some really interesting pieces. all very good at stimulating ideas.
not loughborough though... is a dive. horrid place. unless you just do a foundation and then move straight off soemwhere else, a definate no!
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FALMOUTH!!

Thats were i am going
it is NOT dull.
its great, the other are totally not worthwhile - except for edinburgh - thats good.

if u get a degree in art it HAS to be from a good place, they need to specialise. the Unis are just just not worth it, trust me, you'll be bottom for job prospects

falmuth or edinburgh wihout a doubt

pm me if u need anymore info about falmouth
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FALMOUTH!!

Thats were i am going
it is NOT dull.

Ever lived there ? :rolleyes:
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I am going to! for 3 years.

It has a beach, a pub and a supermarket. its FINE.

art college is open till 10, then i go to the pub, then home to sleep (because i LOVE sleeping)

weekends, beach then pub then sleep.

how is that not just perfect?!

there are palm trees, everything is cheap, the people are lovely and i can eat cornish pasties.

and besides - my student accomodation has a double bed, ensuite, free broadband and satellite TV. Its worth it just for that.
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I am going to! for 3 years.

It has a beach, a pub and a supermarket. its FINE.

art college is open till 10, then i go to the pub, then home to sleep (because i LOVE sleeping)

weekends, beach then pub then sleep.

That's what everyone says. Then they get very bored of it very fast.
Out of everyone in Falmouth, the only people who enjoyed the place were the people who lived in rural Scotland.
Though the actual course is excellent.
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I've just been looking at the Falmouth prospectus and the place does look gorgeous ( although the course is important as well!!) I'm kinda swayed by the fact its a lot warmer than Edinburgh, but I love Edinburgh as well :rolleyes: I'm also tempted by the fact that I heard Newcastle is reputable for its Fine art course? Does anyone know of this? I should be going to visit Falmouth pretty soon and get a feel of the place I think I will still apply for Loughborough, but seeing as I went school there I don't think I could spend another three years no matter how good the course is! Cheers for all the advice
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go to falmouth and you will fall in love with the place

there might not be much to do but its a great little community with DOUBLE beds for halls.

Its the best place ever, i plan to never ever EVER leave. ever.
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Its the best place ever, i plan to never ever EVER leave. ever.

Hahahaha.
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Edinburgh is actually quite warm! It is very amusing, Edinburgh Uni actually put in a table in the prospectus to show this as many southerners must be put off. It is much dryer than Glasgow as it is east coast. Very windy though. And you have to put up with people horribly messing up its spelling, which can be annoying.
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I have *finally* narrowed my choices down from about 14!! to 6- can anyone give me advice on what they think/know on the best course, whole uni experience for Fine Art.......
Falmouth
Loughborough
Notts Trent
Newcastle
Edinburgh college of art..
Will be much appreciated
What about the:
Courtauld Institute?
Slade School at UCL?
St. Martins?
Chelsea College?

All are in London though..
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