What uni's have the best graphic design courses :-?? Watch
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I’m just going to quote myself from another thread talking about various places for Graphic Design-
There isn't really any creative league table (that I found?) to look at during your search to get an idea of which universities are considered 'the best' for Art and Design. The closest thing to an Oxbridge-esque reputation for Arts universities is probably held by some of the London colleges (Central St. Martins, London College of Fashion, Goldsmiths etc.) and possibly Brighton. In terms of Graphic Design, I heard Kingston frequently described as being one of, if not the best, for the course.
I listened to tutors and fellow students, and names like Norwich, Bath Spa, Falmouth and Bournmouth were mentioned a lot. When I visited open days and interviews, I always asked tutors who they rated as competition in terms of universities- interestingly the big-name London ones were quite often scorned, and again I heard things like Kingston, Brighton, Glasgow.
When I visited a big (£££) branding company up in London this summer I found that they annually took students for summer placements from five different universities across the UK, including Cardiff, Dublin and Dundee, and had two students there on year-long placements from NTU.
I realise it seems like I have just rambled on mentioning tonnes of different universities- but that's sort of my point. There are so many different ones to choose from, and opinion is apparently so varied, that really the best thing is to start looking at websites/portfolios and open days as soon as you can (and not necessarily worry about which place is 'best' for the subject- because it is apparently not clean cut!).
I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to get first-hand views of as many universities as you can. While I am actually really happy with where I am going (NTU), it was pretty much a fluke that I picked it at all. -When I was making my UCAS choices I had only actually visited a few universities, and had all-but decided that I was aiming for Kingston (my Route B), with Brighton as a possible second choice, and then Bath, Middlesex and Nottingham added on the end pretty much at random (obviously having looked at websites etc., but looking back now the casual way I used those places up makes me cringe!). Needless to say, when I actually visited Nottingham it threw me (in a good way), and after much debate, I ended up chosing it over Kingston.
-Hopefully it will live up to my hopes/expectations. I will be able to judge as an attendee as of October
I can't stress how important open days are, I didn't bother going to the Brighton one, and I'll never know whether I made a lucky escape or am missing out on something great, and places like Falmouth and Norwich sold themselves to me incredibly well - both areas were nice, and the courses inspiring. Where are you thinking of applying?
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My suggestion(s) stem from industry hearsay (I work in advertising, an industry that is integral to graphic design) and the recent Design & Art Direction (D&AD) Student Awards, the Oscar equivalent for graphic design students, where the aforementioned institutions (putting aside London ones) were acknowledged.
Would anyone be able to suggest anything? I'm actually going to be completing my secong year Foundation Degree in Graphic Design at University of Cumbria. Its a little quiet for me now and I want to do two years elsewhere, any ideas much appreciated cheers.
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I went to Cumbria for an open day but I wasn't impressed, I'm going to Salford uni to study Graphic design HND, I was very impressed by Salford and with it offering the full 3 year degree a 2 year HND and a one year foundation aswell as the incredible nightlife nextdoor to Manchester I'm looking forward.
Really need some advice on which graphic design course I should choose... I have made this thread on it and would be soooo grateful if anyone could reply.
I'm looking at CCAD in hartlepool for graphic design or digital design & advertising course. Looks like a great place to study - its only art & design ccourses. Has anyone been to the open day? Went to the degree show and the work was great.