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Hey there, just wondering if anyone has taken Graphic Design at Anglia Ruskin at the Cambridge campus and is able to give their opinion on the course and the university. Thanks!
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Hey there, just wondering if anyone has taken Graphic Design at Anglia Ruskin at the Cambridge campus and is able to give their opinion on the course and the university. Thanks!
Hey 👋🏻

I just finished my first year in Graphic Design at ARU Cambridge! It's pretty good! Here's what I had todo for my first semester

For each lecture you'll be set a few smaller project for each tutor so for me it was more like this.

Tina - Portrait Illustration ,Live Brief, Banner Design and a Web Design Project
Will - Typography projects, double page spread, poster design
Jon - App Design, Packaging design

The lectures seem to have an intense thing for Typography 🙄 Not my favourite but I've definitely learned a lot while being here. Below on Dribbble is one project I submitted the App Design for a Travel Application.
https://dribbble.com/jakeround

Overall the course is pretty good! The lecture's make the subject interesting they're friendly the contextual studies side of the course of boring but that's just a one 2 hour lecture a week, usually one 3000 word essay per a semester.

Anything else ya wanna know let me know I'll answer
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My sister did illustration (and animation). She had somewhat mixed feelings about it; she did well overall (with one or two exceptional modules) but she felt frustrated that for a number of her modules there was a consensus that you need to conform to the tutors style in order to do well.

Also as the prior poster noted, graphic design, from what I've seen at the degree shows, is much more focused on e.g. typography, advertising etc; if your interest is more in terms of digital art for e.g. games, comics, graphic novels etc you may find the illustration or games art courses more interesting (although I think the latter focuses more on 3D art, although there was some variety at the degree show I went to).

Illustration seemed to have a variety of styles represented, some more traditional and some more modern/digital leaning. Same story with animation; my sister did a form of paper silhouette animation, one of her friends did stop motion, another did traditional drawn (i.e. disney/cartoon/anime type) animation and others did 3D animation and other things.
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