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I was wondering what's the best university for graphics design
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Heya, I've put together this sheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
these are just a few things to consider and ones I have looked into. So far I'm definately applying to:
- Norwich University of the Arts
- Leeds University of the Arts
- Nottingham Trent
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Heya, I've put together this sheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
these are just a few things to consider and ones I have looked into. So far I'm definately applying to:
- Norwich University of the Arts
- Leeds University of the Arts
- Nottingham Trent
That's an extremely organised way or making a decision, which might well suit you. However, there's not much data on there that will determine which is right for you. You wouldn't buy a car based on facts and figures. Everywhere charges the same, every course lasts 3 years (plus a possible sandwich year), average graduate earnings will be more or less the same everywhere, poor student satisfaction is a worry but is a deeply flawed measurement, and 'contact time' figures can fudged by Uni management to make them almost meaningless. I work in HE, so i know!

Here's some things i would suggest you look at:

Amount of direct contact time per week (try to speak to a student - not a paid student rep!)
Average yeargroup size (bigger usually means less access to equipment, or restricted studio space)
Quality/number of awards won (if that's important to you)
Quality/quantity of professional/industry connections

However, the vibe of the place and the staff, and the work that the students produce are much more important factors. Courses vary a lot in terms of personality.

If you can suggest where you'd like to be in the country, or town/country etc - and what kind of work you'd like to be doing, i might be able to suggest some alternatives.
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One important way to narrow down your choices is to find the 2020 online graduate degree show for your longlist of universities.

The range and types of work produced by final year students will give you some idea about the sort of specialisms and work that is well supported by the course. For example - if you're hoping to get into packaging and there's zero packaging final projects in the degree show then it probably isn't the right course for you
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I was wondering what's the best university for graphics design
Hi there!

It's great to hear that you're interested in studying graphic design - it's a great industry! Have you considered looking at Plymouth College of Art yet? We are an independent art's specialist Uni in the South West, where all of our courses are creative based!

With our Graphic Design course - called BA (Hons) Graphic Communication - students learn how to become professional designers across core specialisms such as brand identity & communications, digital graphics, motion-graphics, print and publications, typography, social media campaigns, and interactive media design. Students are encouraged to explore and experiment in order to create a well-rounded foundation of skills, as well as giving students a chance to find what they want to specialise in during their time on the course. You can decide to focus on whichever area of Graphic Communication that you're interested in and specialise in those areas during the second and third years of your course. I study animation and I am in my third year currently. I now solely focus on the area of animation that I am interested in (2D rigged character design in ToonBoom Harmony). My third year final major project is in this specialism and so I don't have to spend time on the parts of animation that I am not so keen on, which is great! I have experience with lots of areas of animation, as the first year of the degree is there for you to experiment and explore in your course area.

I hope this helps and if you'd like to check out our campus, then feel free to come along to an online open day (the next one is March 27th 2021). You can also talk to some of our current students via an app called UniBuddy if you have any questions about the courses, Plymouth College of Art, or student life in general.

I hope this helps and good luck with it all!
Lauren
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