Hi everyone, my name is Henna. I am in my last year of A levels. I am doing 2 Full A2 Courses which are Fine Art and Graphic-Product Design and 2 AS courses which are ICT and Psychology.
I have a lot of questions! :icon_confused:
1. I'm starting the process of applying to Universities to go to next Sept and I would like to incorporate some work experience in my personal statement. I know there are easy opportunities to gain some experience at my local Newspapers, but I want to do something different as it seems to be very common and would not make me look very unique.
I have also thought about retail companies and their design areas, but I am not exactly sure how to apply for experience there... are there special contact numbers? Do I need to have certain qualifications to just gain some experience? Any ideas or any extra info on what I've told you would be greatly appreciated! - I live in Hertfordshire.
2. I have done some research and have found many Universities which interest me that teach a course around Graphic Design, possibly with Illustration, however some of which I have not really heard the name of - so I'm not too sure if they are respectable or leading?
3. There are a lot of Universities that require a Foundation Degree before you start their course, but I really would not like to take an extra year in this. Does anyone know any Universities that do not require this? Or, some that specify but can make exceptions if the Portfolio is decent enough? Based on my subjects listed, do you think there would be enough work for my Portfolio so I do not have to take this foundation degree?
I know that's a lot, but If you could answer about at least one or help me out for some extra advice, please please let me know, I would really appreciate it! :icon_smile: