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    I thought I'd make a thread for people planning to apply to get try and get in for 2017

    I'm planning on applying for communication design.
    Unfortunately there's barely any info or tips anywhere on how to get into GSA, and I can't find ANY personal statement examples :confused:

    Is anyone planning on going to the portfolio prep classes?
    I'm most worried about making a good portfolio. I heard life drawing is very useful though.
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    Hi, there!
    I´m also thinking of GSA for communication design. I´m in the same position as you, I don´t really know what to say in my personal statement or in my portfolio.
    By the way, do you know if it is too hard to get in? Or what the course is like?
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    Also applying to com des! In answer to RocioRey, 12% of applicants get in 😬 It's very competitive. There's example portfolios for each GSA course if you look it up but there seems to be a decent amount of life drawing, I'm thinking of doing an incredibly varied portfolio but with a focus on graphic illustration.
    I can't afford the portfolio prep classes but I'm hoping the Internet can be helpful enough!
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    (Original post by RocioRey)
    Hi, there!
    I´m also thinking of GSA for communication design. I´m in the same position as you, I don´t really know what to say in my personal statement or in my portfolio.
    By the way, do you know if it is too hard to get in? Or what the course is like?
    My friend who's doing it has told me to make sure my portfolio is REALLY good. She said they tend to focus more on your portfolio than your grades. I'm doing lots of life drawing too.
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    (Original post by coriarts)
    Also applying to com des! In answer to RocioRey, 12% of applicants get in 😬 It's very competitive. There's example portfolios for each GSA course if you look it up but there seems to be a decent amount of life drawing, I'm thinking of doing an incredibly varied portfolio but with a focus on graphic illustration.
    I can't afford the portfolio prep classes but I'm hoping the Internet can be helpful enough!
    12%!???? That's scary. Well all just have to try our best. I'll try update this thread on what I learn from the classes.
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    (Original post by mahoutenshi)
    12%!???? That's scary. Well all just have to try our best. I'll try update this thread on what I learn from the classes.
    That will be very helpful! I´m from Spain so I don´t know who talk with about this to help me and every kind of information will be extremely useful for me.
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    Hi there, I am applying for the painting and printmaking course, and I definitely
    would advise incorporating some aspect of life and observational drawing, but also put an emphasise on what your themes and concepts are. That is what got a friend of mine on to the course they chose, as they had a personal idea that was different and full of different mediums and techniques that really helped as well.
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    Im planning on applying for Fine Art Photography and Sculpture and Environmental Art, anyone else??
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    Hi applying for communication design too- how is everyone getting on?
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    (Original post by luvlieliza)
    Hi applying for communication design too- how is everyone getting on?
    I recently went to the open day and I'm terrified! There were so many people, they could barely fit into the auditorium. Well, if I don't get accepted (which hopefully isn't the case) I plan on going to Clyde college to build up a bigger portfolio
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    I remember going to the Glasgow open day and there was so many people as well! It is scary that so many apply and very few get a place, but you just have to hope that they see potential in you. I cant remember if I said in my other reply but I am applying for painting and now communication design as well.
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    Hey I'm applying to painting and printmaking and I'm getting sooooo nervous now for the e-folio stage!
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    I'm panicking, I'm thinking of giving up and not sending the portfolio :erm:
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    (Original post by mahoutenshi)
    I thought I'd make a thread for people planning to apply to get try and get in for 2017

    I'm planning on applying for communication design.
    Unfortunately there's barely any info or tips anywhere on how to get into GSA, and I can't find ANY personal statement examples :confused:

    Is anyone planning on going to the portfolio prep classes?
    I'm most worried about making a good portfolio. I heard life drawing is very useful though.
    I'm also going to be studying Com Des in September! I applied last year though and got a late offer so deferred it after accepting a place on the Foundation course at Manchester School of Art.

    I can't say I know much about folio advice but I did mine last year with very little help from my A level teachers and no prep courses so you definitely don't NEED that to get in! I included a variety of stuff in mine from painting, to photography, to graphics work and a bit of film. I also had quite a lot of life drawing in there which I think worked in my favour so if you can get on any life drawing classes I'd highly recommend that! The tutors at Manchester are helping people with folios at the moment and I think they stress that the key is making sure you show development work as well as finished drawings etc.
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    Has anybody had an offer yet?
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    (Original post by Loriwat19)
    Has anybody had an offer yet?
    The portfolio deadline was Sunday and they look at all the portfolios and mark them before asking people for interviews (the people with the highest marks get interviews)

    So I'm guessing it'll take a while and I think the interviews would be end of February/start of march for design anyway :/
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    I hate the wait! I've applied for fine art photography and it's the only place I want to study!
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    I'm so so scared, I have applied for painting and printmaking and the wait is so stressful 😭 Good luck to everyone x
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    I have just got an offer concerning an interview. Does anybody know how should I prepare for it? What kind of questions may they ask? What should I have with me? I am probably going to have an interview through Skype - any tips for that?
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    (Original post by Daisy130)
    I have just got an offer concerning an interview. Does anybody know how should I prepare for it? What kind of questions may they ask? What should I have with me? I am probably going to have an interview through Skype - any tips for that?
    Which course is it you're applying to?
 
 
 
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