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Should I go to UAL or Kingston

I have conditional offer for UAL Graphic Design at Camberwell, and an unconditional for Kingston Art direction. I applied for Graphic design in Kingston however they told me I’d be better suited doing art direction instead. I’m a little on the edge as I hear and read many negative reviews on UAL and I don’t want to make the mistake of going there if it really is that bad, on the other hand for Kingston I’ve heard very little about Art direction in itself so I’m not sure if it’s the right course for me? Can somebody help me out please!

I know that if Kingston offered me graphic design I definitely have firmed it already however I’m really conflicted.
Original post by alisuhn
I have conditional offer for UAL Graphic Design at Camberwell, and an unconditional for Kingston Art direction. I applied for Graphic design in Kingston however they told me I’d be better suited doing art direction instead. I’m a little on the edge as I hear and read many negative reviews on UAL and I don’t want to make the mistake of going there if it really is that bad, on the other hand for Kingston I’ve heard very little about Art direction in itself so I’m not sure if it’s the right course for me? Can somebody help me out please!
I know that if Kingston offered me graphic design I definitely have firmed it already however I’m really conflicted.

Hi @alisuhn

First of all, congratulations on both of your offers!!

I am a second year Art direction student at Kingston! I absolutely love my course. A few of my friends also experienced what you did where they applied for graphic design but were advised that the creative and cultural industries course might be a better fit. They are all really happy in this course and that decision has worked out well. I believe the reason for this as that we combine a lot of graphics design skills with campaign creation.

A factor that I considered when choosing Kingston over other similar universities was our workshop facilities. We have an open access workshop that includes wood work, metal work, backspace, fabric cutters, laser cutters, ceramics, plaster, letter press, photography studios and equipments, moving image, animation and fashion!!! It's so great to have access to all these facilities with no prior knowledge and that they are available to all art students for personal or university related projects. All you would need to do is be inducted!

I created a thread in our forum which I would recommend you glancing over as I go into the course in detail: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7335085#post99350149

I really hope this helped and please let me know if you have any questions as I agree that Art Direction courses aren't spoken about as much as they should be :smile:

-Yasmin (Kingston Rep)

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