As reviewed in previous blogs i have decided to apply for foundation courses for next year. This is so that when I do go to university the following year I am fully prepared both mental and with my artwork. The foundation year will help me to decide if the fine art degree is definitely the couse I want to take; or if I should chose to do another course instead. More so, I want anohter year to better myself and my artwork so that i can fukky embrace the degree with my best ability and work, I dont think I would be doing that without a foundation to give me that time.
Though my research into the best places to apply for the top places are as follows:
- CSM (Central Saint Martins)
However i will be living at home but i am happy to commute to london each day from home if the journey is under 2 hours.
Kingstone is one of my first choices because of its great reviews and well known name. So far it is also one of the only ocuses which encorages projects to be collaborated with degree students instead of kept apart. The hornery will be around 1hr and 25mins which is definatly do-able, more so my grandparents live nearby so i can stop over if needed. The course is very practical and allows students to be indepenadnmt with their practise but have lotrs of support as there class is only 25 people. This is turn also makes the course challemginmg to get into but that inspires net work harder.
UAL – Camberwell or Central Saint Martins
Also one of my primary choices; there is no question about its reputation so this will aso be a challenge. The repuatuon is very important for a foundation course beuase that is the name that will ringn in the ears of my interviewer’s when i come to applying to university. Nlot to mention if i want to carry on wokring unerthe umbrella of UAL it could givee me an upperhand in those interviews if they know I ahvce already completed my foundation with them. Especially as CSM (central aint martins) is in my top 5 for university. With UAL you can only aplly tob one of their foundation courses at a time so i will need to look into the differences between the courses so i apply to the right one.
From what i have looked into the course at Camberwell is more like my Btec i am studying now, for the eample the subjects they study is; Art, Communication and Design. This is exacly ike the ocuse i am doing now and i dont want to be repeating what i have perviosuly done and waste my foundation year. Therefore i might apply to the course at CSM which includes subjects such as;
I have never studied any of these subject before apart from breif touches on graphics and fine art. Therefore this would be a far more adventurous choices where I would be studying a lot of new things at a very prestigious school. In conclusion i hacve chosen to be brave and try for CSM this will be a lot harder than camberwell beause of the competition and will be futher outside my comfort zone. But i think having experince in these other subjects will give me a chnace to explore them for future careers and gain that larger span of experince in different areas. Also if i do complete this couse i am automatically accepted into the BA at CSM if i chose to accept it.