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sauron
post Jun 17 2007, 11:28 PM
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I am stuck on what to do! I have just finished my a-levels having done graphics and ict but now i am not sure whether to go to college and do designing courses or stay on at school and do graphics there although you don't learn anything there you use what you know already whereas in college i rekon that i would get taught how to use programs such as photoshop better. If i were to go to college i would like to do courses to do with designign only using computers. The courses i would like to do are 3D Design and Design with programs such as photoshop,paint shop pro etc...

Was just wondering what you guys would recommend?


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post Jun 18 2007, 12:06 AM
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I've got limited knowledge of how the school system works in the UK. But speaking from my own experience is that a collage-exam or degrees from classes is worth a lot. At least here in Sweden...
So yeah, my "recomendation" would be to give collage a chance and hopefully learn something new. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/8834.gif)
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post Jun 18 2007, 01:26 AM
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post Jun 18 2007, 08:51 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/chin.gif) this is why im not too sure what to do because at school i don't learn anything from doing graphics... but in college i might learn more
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QUOTE(sauron @ Jun 18 2007, 10:51 AM) [snapback]43972[/snapback]
(IMG:style_emoticons/default/chin.gif) this is why im not too sure what to do because at school i don't learn anything from doing graphics... but in college i might learn more


Sounds like an obvious choice to go to college then if you ask me.. If you wanna get somewhere; the more you know - all the better. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/8834.gif)
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post Jun 18 2007, 11:25 AM
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You will always learn a lot more in college, as you won't be studying several different subjects, but instead particular subjects that you want to study. don't be a fool, get out of school. Get into college, or end up on the dole.....age! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/unsure1.gif)


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post Jun 18 2007, 12:42 PM
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If I were your age Sauron, having just finished my A-levels at school the next logical step would be to go to college. Most colleges if not all hold open days/evenings, where you could drop in and talk to tutors/lecturers about various subjects, and they can advise you about what course of action to take. Also as lots of subjects these days have certain qualification requirements before you do the course/s should your A-level's not be of the grade there after you can re-sit/take whilst studying your desired course.
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post Jun 18 2007, 06:34 PM
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Don't waste your time at school kid.................go earn yourself some damn money (IMG:style_emoticons/default/winking.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheers.gif)
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Here's my ten penneth worth, go to college/university if you or your parents can afford it. Like Bazzah say's you'll specialise in a subject and therefore learn it better. Look up colleges reknowned for their Art/Design programmes here's a good place to start:-

http://www.learn4good.com/great_schools/ar...ted_kingdom.htm

Bear in mind that a college qualification in itself will only earn you an interview, also bear in mind without a qualification your far less likely to get into an interview to start with. In order to get a job after college you need to do 2 things to differentiate your self from other candidates:-

1. Build a solid and diverse portfolio of work to demonstrate your skill and abilities.
2. Get some studio experience, contact any design agencies, graphic studios or repro houses in your area and ask them if you can work there voluntarily during your off time from school (summer holidays etc) also don't rule out local council planning depts etc who also use designers.

Hope this advice helps and the very best of luck to you, if you need any advice drop me a pm, I work for an Interantional company that hires designers to support contracts on a European basis.

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post Jun 18 2007, 08:03 PM
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Thanks everyone i was leaning more towards college anyway but now i am leaning more towards it now... i was going to go to college but im not sure about it maybe one that specialises in art & design would be better
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Well, also remember to do something you enjoy. So many people go to college to learn a subject that could earn them lots of money, but then fail because they aren't interested in what they are learning. You obviously enjoy art and design, which is why you are here. So if I were you, I would look for a more specialist college (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumb.gif)


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post Jun 19 2007, 08:09 AM
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Thanks for the advice m8, will look for a more specialist college than but if not it will have to be something else
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post Jul 16 2007, 11:01 PM
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You got some good advice there sauron
I agree that you would be better finding a college or uni that specializes in art & design
Good luck & let us know how you get on (IMG:http://smilies.sofrayt.com/fsc/thumbs-up2.gif)
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post Jul 16 2007, 11:07 PM
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Well i have left school now and i have applied for only one college because it is the only one that does the course i would like to do that i can get to easily, fingers crossed i will get in
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post Jul 16 2007, 11:20 PM
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I have everything crossed for you sauron
Don't forget to let us know how you get on (IMG:style_emoticons/default/8824.gif)
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post Jul 17 2007, 08:05 AM
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I'll try not to forget (IMG:style_emoticons/default/8834.gif)
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