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Hello so in the upcoming month I need to apply to university and I've always set my goal on becoming a graphic designer and even wrote my personal statement aimed at that career path, but I'm stuck on if it’s something I really wish to pursue.

I was initially attracted to the course through digital painting which is considered more illustrative however I’m not good at traditional methods and drawing which is also a big part of illustration courses. My teacher advised me to continue graphic design and said I’m more of a graphic design student. I do believe that I would fail on parts of an illustration course but digital painting is something I very much enjoy. I’ve been told I can do digital painting on a graphic design course and that is pushing me to stick to graphic design. Though on the course I have only created digital paintings if it relates to my idea- I feel like it’s more of a hobby and I should stick to graphic design as I enjoy the course but I was wondering what others think.
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Hello so in the upcoming month I need to apply to university and I've always set my goal on becoming a graphic designer and even wrote my personal statement aimed at that career path, but I'm stuck on if it’s something I really wish to pursue.

I was initially attracted to the course through digital painting which is considered more illustrative however I’m not good at traditional methods and drawing which is also a big part of illustration courses. My teacher advised me to continue graphic design and said I’m more of a graphic design student. I do believe that I would fail on parts of an illustration course but digital painting is something I very much enjoy. I’ve been told I can do digital painting on a graphic design course and that is pushing me to stick to graphic design. Though on the course I have only created digital paintings if it relates to my idea- I feel like it’s more of a hobby and I should stick to graphic design as I enjoy the course but I was wondering what others think.
Have you looked into courses like Visual Communication? That might be something that can include your illustrative interests within a graphic design based course.
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Have you looked into courses like Visual Communication? That might be something that can include your illustrative interests within a graphic design based course.
Ive mostly looked into Graphic design only courses so ill take your advise, i loved work produced by uni’s at Brighton and Portsmouth so ill look there first. Thank you
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Hello so in the upcoming month I need to apply to university and I've always set my goal on becoming a graphic designer and even wrote my personal statement aimed at that career path, but I'm stuck on if it’s something I really wish to pursue.

I was initially attracted to the course through digital painting which is considered more illustrative however I’m not good at traditional methods and drawing which is also a big part of illustration courses. My teacher advised me to continue graphic design and said I’m more of a graphic design student. I do believe that I would fail on parts of an illustration course but digital painting is something I very much enjoy. I’ve been told I can do digital painting on a graphic design course and that is pushing me to stick to graphic design. Though on the course I have only created digital paintings if it relates to my idea- I feel like it’s more of a hobby and I should stick to graphic design as I enjoy the course but I was wondering what others think.
Hi Abby,

At the University of Hertfordshire, our Graphic Design and Illustration students are taught together for the first year, so this could be the perfect avenue for you! The idea behind this is that our students can build a wide and varied foundation of skills and techniques relevant to both disciplines, and also potentially explore a new subject they haven't ventured into before.

After the first year, you then choose your specialism, so say you apply for Graphic Design but decide you prefer Illustration, you could specialise in that pathway instead and graduate with a BA (Hons) Illustration

You can find out more about the courses from students with our video collection: https://vimeo.com/album/4438308

Hope this helps - feel free to get in touch with any questions!

Rhianna

School of Creative Arts
The University of Hertfordshire
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I`m in my 3rd year of a graphic design course and you have a lot of freedom if you like to do digital paintings you will have the chance to do these in a graphic design course as well as illustrations if you wish. Also in the first year we work with the illustrators and one of my friends was in the same boat as you and at the end of they year decided to switch to the illustrations side, the university was fine with this so you can always do this, if you want to switch courses.
You will enjoy it the course anyway!
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