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crimsonhair Fri 25-Nov-16 00:01:13

nc'd as my ds may be easily identified from this description

My ds who is in y 12 is very keen on this degree. He is doing Art, English Lit and Philosophy for his A-levels. He is very creative but not that interested in doing any of traditional art courses which are on offer in Arts Colleges.

We went to open day in Falmouth Uni last weekend and he loved it there.
We have 2 open days planned - Bucks and Leeds College of Art. Perhaps one more this year - Advertising Design course at the University of South Wales.
Are there any other worth considering?

Can anyone, whose child or a friend finished this or a similar degree, tell me more about what is the general this course gave them? How do those Unis compare?
All courses are described in prospectuses but I know that marketing is big part of it and I don't know anyone who is at any of those Unis.

More traditional Unis and their courses are easier to to research whilst Arts Universities are difficult to find much about (or I don't know where to look grin )

fabulousathome Fri 25-Nov-16 00:02:36

Have you seen the website called The Student Room?

crimsonhair Fri 25-Nov-16 00:10:45

Yes, very little on it re:this type of degree

bojorojo Fri 25-Nov-16 01:41:38

I live nearish to Bucks University in High Wycombe. It is not an Arts university and there is lots of info available. It is the former college of higher education. Position is not great in any league tables and personally, I would not want to be a student in High Wycombe. It does have good niche courses and therefore check out how many students actually get decent jobs after doing this course. If he is likely to get good grades, could he aim higher?

crimsonhair Fri 25-Nov-16 08:53:50

He is likely to get aab or aaa if he puts his head down and works harder.
Falmouth has, I believe, highest reqirement fir grades fir this course. I think it was abb lat year.
Better art schools don't do this course.
I think there are no creative thinkong courses in traditional universities.

Moonshine86 Fri 25-Nov-16 08:55:56

I did my degree in Graphic Design at a different university but it was a well known fact that Falmouth was by far the best university to be accepted into for creatives! Beautiful place aswell I believe.

crimsonhair Fri 25-Nov-16 09:52:06

Moonshine Thanks for that comment.
Graphic design and Creative advertising are both in the Falmouth campus which is set in a beautiful garden. Even though it rained I loved the setting. Both courses are part of School of Communication design and are sharing labs and facilities.

bojorojo Fri 25-Nov-16 11:08:10

Glad you loved it, but does your son want to spend 3 years there away from the majority of world class advertising agencies? What about London courses so he is in the thick of it? London is the real hive for creatives. Depends what career you want afterwards I guess.

crimsonhair Fri 25-Nov-16 11:49:43

The argument of Falmouth bods is that when you are away from the hassle of the big city and the flood of the street advertising and surrounded by beautiful countryside and whole uni full of creative people you are most likely to find your own creativity.
Students come to London for visits and have lectures and labs with those working in industry over 3 years of this course and also are pitching for internships.
I know there are few unis/courses (like School of Communication Arts) in London. Many places to smile

Needmoresleep Fri 25-Nov-16 12:01:35

Have a look at Bournemouth, either the main or Arts University. They have some well regarded commercial/creative courses, and it helps that Bournemouth/Poole has plenty of placement opportunties, is accessible to London and is hope to a growing creative community. Like Falmouth some courses now have quite high entrance requirements. Others less so.

A lot seems to depend on finding the right course content and structure.

Gentleope Fri 25-Nov-16 12:10:53

I did an art degree in London and love London but I know Falmouth has an excellent reputation amongst professional creatives. My impression is that the training it gives seems to set people up very well for a good career, or further MA study, eg at somewhere like the RCA, whereas the foundation and degree courses at the art colleges in London are a little more, um, esoteric, maybe? Ramshackle? Maybe that was just me. I enjoyed my course hugely but it was stuff all use for a career afterwards!

crimsonhair Fri 25-Nov-16 22:27:10

Gentleope you are making interesting point about the difference between arts courses in London and outside of it

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