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    aye fellas! I have a hard time choosing what to study. I always wanted to do something with fashion, but I hate sewing and I think that fashion design wouldn't really suit me, now I'm feeling like I should choose graphic design but I'm not sure if they would accept me because of my portfolio(most of my artwork is paintings and I can't really draw on photoshop yet). I love to paint, I have some weird ass ideas and I'm pretty sure I'd make good adverts, I'd like to edit magazines, I'd even want to create music video for someone, I also would like to be a stylist in the future because I really love clothes but I don't think styling needs courses..I have like 10k followers on IG, 35k on tumblr, 84k on twitter so I'm pretty sure I'd have some kind of support in styling or my artwork, but what should I really choose to study by my hobbies? Do you think graphic design is the right choice? Maybe I should choose fashion communication & styling? Which one has more perspective?
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    (Original post by ellethecreator)
    aye fellas! I have a hard time choosing what to study. I always wanted to do something with fashion, but I hate sewing and I think that fashion design wouldn't really suit me, now I'm feeling like I should choose graphic design but I'm not sure if they would accept me because of my portfolio(most of my artwork is paintings and I can't really draw on photoshop yet). I love to paint, I have some weird ass ideas and I'm pretty sure I'd make good adverts, I'd like to edit magazines, I'd even want to create music video for someone, I also would like to be a stylist in the future because I really love clothes but I don't think styling needs courses..I have like 10k followers on IG, 35k on tumblr, 84k on twitter so I'm pretty sure I'd have some kind of support in styling or my artwork, but what should I really choose to study by my hobbies? Do you think graphic design is the right choice? Maybe I should choose fashion communication & styling? Which one has more perspective?
    WOW - you sound like you have a lot of potential directions to go in.

    You don't mention your academic background. I'd strongly recommend taking some sort of Art & Design foundation diploma (these are usually run as either BTECs or under UAL as the exam board). They're basically a year for you to experiment and figure out what you want to study (as well as developing your portfolio so that when you apply you have a good set of work to show).

    Have you tried looking through the websites and prospectuses for the art specialist universities?
    http://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/courses/
    http://www.nua.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/
    http://aub.ac.uk/courses/ba/
    http://www.uca.ac.uk/study/courses/
    http://www.gsa.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-degrees/

    is a selection (NOT EXCLUSIVE!) that should give you some more ideas about the sorts of creative courses available and what they include. A lot of these universities will also offer foundation diplomas as well (although be aware a FAD is considered A level equivalent and so you wont get university level student loans/funding - tuition is usually free if you're under 20 but you might have to find money to live on if you're planning on leaving home).

    Looking at your interests I'd suggest looking closer at illustration as a potential subject. It would let you continue with your painting but encompasses the "working to a brief" and working for publications aspect of graphic design as well as story telling etc.
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    WOW - you sound like you have a lot of potential directions to go in.

    You don't mention your academic background. I'd strongly recommend taking some sort of Art & Design foundation diploma (these are usually run as either BTECs or under UAL as the exam board). They're basically a year for you to experiment and figure out what you want to study (as well as developing your portfolio so that when you apply you have a good set of work to show).

    Have you tried looking through the websites and prospectuses for the art specialist universities?
    http://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/courses/
    http://www.nua.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/
    http://aub.ac.uk/courses/ba/
    http://www.uca.ac.uk/study/courses/
    http://www.gsa.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-degrees/

    is a selection (NOT EXCLUSIVE!) that should give you some more ideas about the sorts of creative courses available and what they include. A lot of these universities will also offer foundation diplomas as well (although be aware a FAD is considered A level equivalent and so you wont get university level student loans/funding - tuition is usually free if you're under 20 but you might have to find money to live on if you're planning on leaving home).

    Looking at your interests I'd suggest looking closer at illustration as a potential subject. It would let you continue with your painting but encompasses the "working to a brief" and working for publications aspect of graphic design as well as story telling etc.
    I'm actually from Lithuania and I'm still in high school. I have 2 years left tho. I'm going to art school ( I have graduated the main course(6 years) but I'm still going for this "objective" course, it's for people who wanna study something with arts and who really wanna be the best lmao (painting1 painting2)) I'll also have some projects like to paint someting on school walls lol and maybe I'll even have an exhibition of my artwork in my city. So I think maybe I don't really need to get that foundation diploma since I can draw/paint. I'm just kinda scary and not sure if I'd have something with graphic design in my portfolio since I can't draw on photoshop (or any other program) yet(i have tried to do outlines tho). And I'm also not sure of my english, even tho I'll go for some courses next year..But yea thanks I'll check em out, but there are so many and it's really hard to choose... I kinda wanna study graphic design more because sometimes I'm just out of ideas and I'd rather edit something...God, I don't even know. I just really wanna try everything like create music videos, create magazine covers,(.....), I'd even love to join fashion weeks somehow.😫
 
 
 
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