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    I'm applying for university for 2017 and struggling to pick my options. I know I really want to be in London due to the museums, social life, possible work experience and boyfriend ( we've been long distance for 4 years now, had enough hah). My option that is going to be my first choice is UAL. My tutor has highly recommended this especially there is a course specifically for publishing. UEL is out of question (it is an awful uni from advice from my tutor).

    But then you have other universities like Norwich. It looks amazing but apparently the course for publishing arts is way too over crowded and I know I will need a tutor to talk to for advice.

    Another is Falmouth yet it is way too far away- I wouldn't be able to get to an interview and I feel any work experience just wouldn't happen never mind a job.

    Middlesex is apparently good but I'm not sure on the location, looks boring too which is not what you want and only supply a graphic design course.

    Bath is another but again only Graphic Arts and you have to take a course alongside. So basically I want a university near London thats known with success rates. Also, the metro is mainly for international students who are crazy good at what they do which is why their success rates are so low.

    I'm terrible at writing so really worried about writing a personal statement and the interview stage. Going to UAL on the 15th for an open day though so hopefully I get more insight. Any advice ?
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    (Original post by Asher46)
    I'm applying for university for 2017 and struggling to pick my options. I know I really want to be in London due to the museums, social life, possible work experience and boyfriend ( we've been long distance for 4 years now, had enough hah). My option that is going to be my first choice is UAL. My tutor has highly recommended this especially there is a course specifically for publishing. UEL is out of question (it is an awful uni from advice from my tutor).

    But then you have other universities like Norwich. It looks amazing but apparently the course for publishing arts is way too over crowded and I know I will need a tutor to talk to for advice.

    Another is Falmouth yet it is way too far away- I wouldn't be able to get to an interview and I feel any work experience just wouldn't happen never mind a job.

    Middlesex is apparently good but I'm not sure on the location, looks boring too which is not what you want and only supply a graphic design course.

    Bath is another but again only Graphic Arts and you have to take a course alongside. So basically I want a university near London thats known with success rates. Also, the metro is mainly for international students who are crazy good at what they do which is why their success rates are so low.

    I'm terrible at writing so really worried about writing a personal statement and the interview stage. Going to UAL on the 15th for an open day though so hopefully I get more insight. Any advice ?
    Hi Asher46!

    Have you heard of Ravensbourne?

    We are in London next door to the O2 Arena

    We offer a Graphic Design (BA Hons) course which you can find out more about here

    You can find out more about Ravensbourne itself here

    We also have a couple of open days coming up soon which you can find out about here!

    I also worried that my writing ability would impact my chances of getting into university. I knew my artistic skills were high but my writing was poor. However I got invited in for an interview so my tutor could see my work and after that I got an unconditional offer. So good writing is not always the case for getting in but I believe showing passion and enthusiasm goes a long way

    Good luck with everything!

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    (Original post by Asher46)
    I'm applying for university for 2017 and struggling to pick my options. I know I really want to be in London due to the museums, social life, possible work experience and boyfriend ( we've been long distance for 4 years now, had enough hah). My option that is going to be my first choice is UAL. My tutor has highly recommended this especially there is a course specifically for publishing. UEL is out of question (it is an awful uni from advice from my tutor).

    But then you have other universities like Norwich. It looks amazing but apparently the course for publishing arts is way too over crowded and I know I will need a tutor to talk to for advice.

    Another is Falmouth yet it is way too far away- I wouldn't be able to get to an interview and I feel any work experience just wouldn't happen never mind a job.

    Middlesex is apparently good but I'm not sure on the location, looks boring too which is not what you want and only supply a graphic design course.

    Bath is another but again only Graphic Arts and you have to take a course alongside. So basically I want a university near London thats known with success rates. Also, the metro is mainly for international students who are crazy good at what they do which is why their success rates are so low.

    I'm terrible at writing so really worried about writing a personal statement and the interview stage. Going to UAL on the 15th for an open day though so hopefully I get more insight. Any advice ?

    Hi Asher46, That is a shame you tutor has given us a bad write up. I'm Dan Duran the course leader for Graphic Design at University of East London. We are doing some very good things in our school and on our Programme. I would encourage you to come in and see for yourself what we have to offer to make a fair comparison. If your down in London drop me a line and i'd be happy to show you around. You can even sit in a lesson if you like to get the full experience. I think what your'll find is a very large amount of people both students and professionals in the art and design sector have difficulties with writing. Its down to the way our brains work. Its also what makes you great at visual tasks, though that can sometime put you at a dis-advantage with things like spelling etc. At UEL we are interested in your ideas not your spelling. We can support you with that. I think what we offer on the Graphic Design course is a forward thinking and really relevant course. From the basics key skills such as Idea generation, Typography, Layout, Web design, Photography, Narrative using film or other methods, through to an understanding and engagement with VR and AR, Book design, 3d Print, Art Direction, 16mm film and even things like Bronze casting if the need arises. We are really interested in a wide variation of voice and aim to support student’s direction. We are not interested in every student becoming the same, but install key skills which will allow you to develop your practice and your direction. This has resulted in our students being placed into the Royal College of Art on several courses such as 'Information Experience Design', 'Visual Communication' and 'Vehicle Design'. Along with Jobs at various design and Architectural practices such as Foster + Partners.
    You can find out more about our courses here https://main.uel.ac.uk/Undergraduate...Graphic-Design
    or check out our blog here: http://uelgraphicdesign.co.uk/
 
 
 
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