Which UAL Art Foundation is better? (Camberwell or CSM)

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Hi, I am thinking of applying to UAL for my art foundation and have found I can only apply to one out of the two options and I'm not sure which one would be better. I plan to apply to diagnostic route, though suspect I will opt for the fine art pathway in the final analysis. I am very into painting and printing but am also getting more into installation/sculptural/performance stuff. I have a hunch Camberwell may be better suited to my art style, however, textiles have intrigued me (though I'm not sure if I could ever work in the fashion industry), which make CSM a possible better choice. I also prefer the location of CSM. However, I have heard bad things about CSM's student-to-tutor ratios and the amount of studio space you get (also that you can't leave work/equipment out overnight). I've also heard that it's difficult to access specialist equipment in both foundations. Does anyone have any experiences/opinions on these foundations they could share?
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I probably go for CSM if im offered a place.
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Im on the foundation at CSM (fine art pathway). I would say if you lean more towards one pathway consider applying straight to specialist just because all the people I know on the diagnostic course have a very stressful and intense first month to “diagnose” them, you’re also a month behind the specialist groups if you think of it like that. However, once you’re in the pathway you choose you’re quite limited to subject specific equipment. For example I can’t use the sewing machines (fashion) or printing (graphics) because I wasn’t part of those workshop inductions. Also student-to-tutor ratio is pretty bad, im only first month in (yet to be put into painting, sculpture or 4D classes) but its sometimes like 70 people in one classroom to 2 tutors- im pretty sure they have no idea who I am ahha. I sound pretty negative oops but at the end of the day its still a great course and theres some lovely people and overall atmosphere! Hope that somewhat helped for the CSM side and UAL process x
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Hi,I was wondering, is it hard to get into a foundation year?
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