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    Couldn't see a thread for 2017 entry for Fine Art, so thought I'd start one. Comment stuff such as where you're applying, what grades you got at A-Level and if you're doing a foundation course!

    I'm currently waiting on my A-Level results, and I studied Art, Maths and Physics. Expecting ABB with the A in Art. Starting a foundation year this September.

    I'm thinking of applying to UCL (The Slade), Goldsmiths, Edinburgh, Leeds, and I'm not sure where else

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    Hey, so I'm reapplying to uni. I was doing a BA hons in Footwear design, but a lot went on. Anyway I'm applying for Fine Art @ Goldsmiths, Chelsea and CSM. I didn't do a foundation but I advise you do one, unless you think you can get in without one. Goldsmiths rarely take applicants without one. I studied Fine Art, Textiles, Photography & English Lit at A levels.
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    Just submitted my UCAS application for Goldsmiths, Slade and Glasgow.

    I guess Goldsmiths is my top option because of its fluid and open approach (without the need to specialise in a certain medium) as well as seemingly good facilities. Plus, the joint hons in Fine Art and Art History seems pretty exciting. Would love to hear your thoughts on your choices!
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    (Original post by colourwheel123)
    Just submitted my UCAS application for Goldsmiths, Slade and Glasgow.

    I guess Goldsmiths is my top option because of its fluid and open approach (without the need to specialise in a certain medium) as well as seemingly good facilities. Plus, the joint hons in Fine Art and Art History seems pretty exciting. Would love to hear your thoughts on your choices!
    Sounds good! Have you only applied to three?


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    (Original post by nnblccz)
    Sounds good! Have you only applied to three?


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    Well, I did include the Ruskins and Chelsea as options, but I am not too keen on them--the Ruskins for being outside a city and Chelsea feels a little "quiet" to me. At this point, im still enquiring about these courses and wouldn't completely disregard them either.

    What about your choices? What are the deciding factors? Have you submitted your UCAS app?
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    (Original post by colourwheel123)
    Well, I did include the Ruskins and Chelsea as options, but I am not too keen on them--the Ruskins for being outside a city and Chelsea feels a little "quiet" to me. At this point, im still enquiring about these courses and wouldn't completely disregard them either.

    What about your choices? What are the deciding factors? Have you submitted your UCAS app?
    The Ruskin as in Oxford?

    I visited Edinburgh this weekend and absolutely fell in love with it! They have a 5 year course that's a 50/50 split of History of Art and Art, which I really like the idea of. I might also apply for another course at Edinburgh, either painting/sculpture/intermedia art, because I really want to go there. The city is beautiful and it just felt really right.
    I went on a Slade 5 day summer school that was art and art history, and I really enjoyed that, and being in London would be really useful and fun. Not to mention the amazing reputation that The Slade has. I think I want to apply to the 4 year course at The Slade because it has more Art History in it, which I'm really interested in.
    Thinking about the Fine Art with Art History course at Leeds too, I've visited Leeds where my friends are and it's really good. I wanted to apply to one that's quite a 'university experience' one if you get me haha.
    Not sure about which last two to apply to out of Glasgow, Goldsmiths and Central St Martins!


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    (Original post by colourwheel123)
    Well, I did include the Ruskins and Chelsea as options, but I am not too keen on them--the Ruskins for being outside a city and Chelsea feels a little "quiet" to me. At this point, im still enquiring about these courses and wouldn't completely disregard them either.

    What about your choices? What are the deciding factors? Have you submitted your UCAS app?
    And no, I haven't submitted my UCAS yet


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    Yes, the Ruskins as in Oxford.

    It's great you found a college you love at Edinburg, it does seem like a nice place/city, with a good course. Just like you, I am keen in fine art courses with a strong art history and theory component. I've opted for the 4 year program at Slade too! Perhaps, you could check out the joint hons at Goldsmiths that is similar to their fine arts program but has an additional history/theory component on top of it.

    Edinburg does sound like a really nice city to live in, and certainly not as expensive as London! If GSA program wasn't so medium specific and facilities were accessible across departments, it would have been my top option. I'm not sure if i could afford London, would have to seriously work out the expenses and funding soon.
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    (Original post by colourwheel123)
    Yes, the Ruskins as in Oxford.

    It's great you found a college you love at Edinburg, it does seem like a nice place/city, with a good course. Just like you, I am keen in fine art courses with a strong art history and theory component. I've opted for the 4 year program at Slade too! Perhaps, you could check out the joint hons at Goldsmiths that is similar to their fine arts program but has an additional history/theory component on top of it.

    Edinburg does sound like a really nice city to live in, and certainly not as expensive as London! If GSA program wasn't so medium specific and facilities were accessible across departments, it would have been my top option. I'm not sure if i could afford London, would have to seriously work out the expenses and funding soon.
    Oo thanks, I'll look into the art history and fine art course at Goldsmiths! I was thinking of applying to Glasgow but I'm not sure which specialty I want to go into yet and you have to apply straight to painting or sculpture etc


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    Hi, I am thinking of applying to Edinburgh and Glasgow, though I am not sure about anywhere else at the moment. I am choosing the painting courses, and possible the intermedia course Edinburgh offers. I will be applying for second year as well as I have done a HNC art course last year and this year I am doing my HND. I also feel Edinburgh is a really lovely city if you want to have nature close to you and it seems to fit my personality better compared to Glasgow.
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    Decided on Edinburgh for sculpture, then UCL, Goldsmiths, CSM and Leeds for Fine Art ☺️


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    Nice choices, any update so far? How's your portfolio going?
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    (Original post by colourwheel123)
    Nice choices, any update so far? How's your portfolio going?
    Haven't really started putting it together yet you?
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    Currently on a foundation course, got A*A*A in my a levels, and thinking of applying to Goldsmiths, Falmouth, CSM (/Chelsea?) & probably a couple of coastal places like bournemouth or plymouth.

    Anyone know about self-initiated work they want to see in your portfolio? Are we talking full on developed & finished projects or just work, like studies, shoots etc?
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    (Original post by FallingAwake)
    Currently on a foundation course, got A*A*A in my a levels, and thinking of applying to Goldsmiths, Falmouth, CSM (/Chelsea?) & probably a couple of coastal places like bournemouth or plymouth.

    Anyone know about self-initiated work they want to see in your portfolio? Are we talking full on developed & finished projects or just work, like studies, shoots etc?
    Mix of all of them I think! Depends on where you're applying too, UCL are big on finished pieces apparently but I don't think other unis mind unfinished work as long as it shows development


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    Applying for Fine Art at UCL, Goldsmiths, Newcastle and Chelsea and then Edinburgh for Sculpture I think. Couldn't decide between the 5 year Fine Art course at Edinburgh and the sculpture course but I think I want to do a masters so thought doing the shorter degree would be the best option
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    (Original post by nnblccz)
    Haven't really started putting it together yet you?
    Same... gonna start putting it together for Chelsea and GSA first. Do you guys have any advice regarding the portfolios for various universities? I'm applying as an international student, so it's hard for me to go down during an open day or speak to past students.
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    I'm applying for Norwich uni of arts, UCA Canterbury, Northampton, Derby and Bedfordshire. I was going to apply to CSM/Chelsea, goldsmiths, slade and Plymouth but they were either too far away or didn't have the course I wanted, ive decided to do the four year Fine Art degree and going to a uni in London would be too expensive. I've only had an interview at Derby so far but been given a conditional offer for year one, got other interviews coming up and hopefully get the minimum entry requirements in A level.
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    (Original post by Trilbz)
    I'm applying for Norwich uni of arts, UCA Canterbury, Northampton, Derby and Bedfordshire. I was going to apply to CSM/Chelsea, goldsmiths, slade and Plymouth but they were either too far away or didn't have the course I wanted, ive decided to do the four year Fine Art degree and going to a uni in London would be too expensive. I've only had an interview at Derby so far but been given a conditional offer for year one, got other interviews coming up and hopefully get the minimum entry requirements in A level.
    Are you not doing a foundation year?


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    (Original post by veronicasawyer)
    Are you not doing a foundation year?


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    The four year course has a Year 0/Foundation year included as part of the degree at the start, if I decided to go to Derby I wouldn't have to do that though only the normal 3 years
 
 
 
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