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So I'm in 'further education' Art- Foundation at Lboro uni and I'm so stressed. The work quality from this year so far is absoluetly terrible and I want to leave and go to another uni for degree. That means I have to go through UCAS get my Personal statement redone and go to open days and I'm running out of time. The work I did in Alevel was so complex and conceptual and the extra curriculars were on point. But now i'm a first year mess and have zero quality stuff to write in my personal statement now. The deadline I've been given is next week and I just have no idea how to even start. I'm stuggling to keep up with the uni side to being here ( ie societies and nights out) to the full on 'studio' contact hours 9-5. I don't know what to do SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME! And also anyone reccomend some solid Unis for either a degree in Fine art or Textiles ?
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So I'm in 'further education' Art- Foundation at Lboro uni and I'm so stressed. The work quality from this year so far is absoluetly terrible and I want to leave and go to another uni for degree. That means I have to go through UCAS get my Personal statement redone and go to open days and I'm running out of time. The work I did in Alevel was so complex and conceptual and the extra curriculars were on point. But now i'm a first year mess and have zero quality stuff to write in my personal statement now. The deadline I've been given is next week and I just have no idea how to even start. I'm stuggling to keep up with the uni side to being here ( ie societies and nights out) to the full on 'studio' contact hours 9-5. I don't know what to do SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME! And also anyone reccomend some solid Unis for either a degree in Fine art or Textiles ?
Do you have your PS from last year? Bung that in and speak to your referee to ask them to send your application back after they add your reference so you can adjust it.

What sort of university do you think will suit you based on your time at Loughborough/research so far: big/small, lots of subjects or art school, city, town, London, north, south, traditional, modern?

Figuring out fine art or textiles is important too...can you list what is pulling/pushing you towards/away each of them?
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Good Idea on the statement, lboro are set on having new references tho, which sucks because they barely know me. And interms of other unis I looked online at Goldsmiths, Slade, UAL( Camberwell, CSM, Chealsea college of Arts), Bournemouth and Falmouth. I'm not into the town based unis, but the more like modern london ones look really good. Thing is I did Photog and Textiles at alevel nd even in Foundation I haven't made up my mind. I have found out i'm not bad at the more classical art styles of painting and sculpture so I thought if I do a fine art degree then I can merge everything and become an independant artist by the end of it ? It will be harder after interms of working in industry but then I wouldn't have to compromise what disciplines I use. And slade seem to be really into the conceptual History side of Art which really entises me to go to London. But in lboro the Textiles course is 3rd best in the uk and has opportunities in working abroad and doing collabs with unis in Japan and spain in third year- they have a high sucess rate in alumni going into industry. I don't know man. I've gotta think it over.
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Good Idea on the statement, lboro are set on having new references tho, which sucks because they barely know me. And interms of other unis I looked online at Goldsmiths, Slade, UAL( Camberwell, CSM, Chealsea college of Arts), Bournemouth and Falmouth. I'm not into the town based unis, but the more like modern london ones look really good. Thing is I did Photog and Textiles at alevel nd even in Foundation I haven't made up my mind. I have found out i'm not bad at the more classical art styles of painting and sculpture so I thought if I do a fine art degree then I can merge everything and become an independant artist by the end of it ? It will be harder after interms of working in industry but then I wouldn't have to compromise what disciplines I use. And slade seem to be really into the conceptual History side of Art which really entises me to go to London. But in lboro the Textiles course is 3rd best in the uk and has opportunities in working abroad and doing collabs with unis in Japan and spain in third year- they have a high sucess rate in alumni going into industry. I don't know man. I've gotta think it over.
If you’re looking for modern and London then Rave is worth a look at too :yes: and maybe Kingston and Middlesex (for art and design they both have very good reputations - iirr at least one has completely revamped their studios recently too but I can’t remember which)

Do Loughborough make you use one of your UCAS choices for them if you want the option to stay there? If you explain that you like their textile course but elsewhere would rather go for a more general fine art course then they’re likely to be happy to accept a fine art ps (or let you submit a PS to them directly for textiles).

You’ll have interviews as a chance to visit and meet staff and students and see the studios/facilities and figure out what suits you before you have to decide in May/June. Definitely ask about studios - there’s a fashion in fine art for shared areas which means painters are bundled in with sculptors...which results in a lot of dusty paintings
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If you’re looking for modern and London then Rave is worth a look at too :yes: and maybe Kingston and Middlesex (for art and design they both have very good reputations - iirr at least one has completely revamped their studios recently too but I can’t remember which)

Do Loughborough make you use one of your UCAS choices for them if you want the option to stay there? If you explain that you like their textile course but elsewhere would rather go for a more general fine art course then they’re likely to be happy to accept a fine art ps (or let you submit a PS to them directly for textiles).

You’ll have interviews as a chance to visit and meet staff and students and see the studios/facilities and figure out what suits you before you have to decide in May/June. Definitely ask about studios - there’s a fashion in fine art for shared areas which means painters are bundled in with sculptors...which results in a lot of dusty paintings




I've looked at Ravensbourne and ddn't really like it there tho. But I will defo look at Middlesex and Kingston. And yeah Lboro take up one of the spots on UCAS.. Thanks for the advice
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I've looked at Ravensbourne and ddn't really like it there tho. But I will defo look at Middlesex and Kingston. And yeah Lboro take up one of the spots on UCAS.. Thanks for the advice
Hi Livazzo2017,

Middlesex offers BA Fine Art and you can find all of the Fine Art courses here https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/art-and-design/fine-art

As you are already at university and wanting to study a similar course, you may be eligable for direct entry to a university. Contact their admissions departments and they will discuss the options with you.

All the best,

Colin
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As you are already at university and wanting to study a similar course, you may be eligable for direct entry to a university. Contact their admissions departments and they will discuss the options with you.
A foundation diploma isn't an HE qualification (even though they're offered by some universities). They're standard qualifications for entry into the 1st year of an art and design BA
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So I'm in 'further education' Art- Foundation at Lboro uni and I'm so stressed. The work quality from this year so far is absoluetly terrible and I want to leave and go to another uni for degree. That means I have to go through UCAS get my Personal statement redone and go to open days and I'm running out of time. The work I did in Alevel was so complex and conceptual and the extra curriculars were on point. But now i'm a first year mess and have zero quality stuff to write in my personal statement now. The deadline I've been given is next week and I just have no idea how to even start. I'm stuggling to keep up with the uni side to being here ( ie societies and nights out) to the full on 'studio' contact hours 9-5. I don't know what to do SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME! And also anyone reccomend some solid Unis for either a degree in Fine art or Textiles ?
Hey!

I'm Belinda, I have lived in Leeds for the past 4 years, I came here to study on the BA (Hons) Fine Art and now I work at the University!

I'm sorry to hear about your worries and stresses. From reading this thread I would obviously recommend our BA (Hons) Fine Art course but it sounds like BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design might be great interest to you! Please read about our courses on our website.

Leeds Arts University is the only specialist arts university in the North of England, this year we were ranked no 1 in The Guardian University League Tables 2019 for Design & Crafts, in the whole of the UK! We have also been awarded ‘University of the Year for Student Retention’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

If you like to sound of studying here at Leeds Arts University, why don't you book onto one of our open days!

Please do not hesitate if you have any further questions.

Thanks
Belinda
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Thanks for the suggestion Belinda, Unfortunatley all of the open days I could make it to are fully booked .
The Textiles course does look really interesting though I've looked at it on the website, will keep researching
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Thanks for the suggestion Belinda, Unfortunatley all of the open days I could make it to are fully booked .
The Textiles course does look really interesting though I've looked at it on the website, will keep researching
Hey Livazzo2017

If you are still interested in attending an open day please send me an email to [email protected] with your preferred date/time and I will see if there is any room for BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design!

Thanks!
Belinda
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