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Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby nocomment6 » December 25th, 2010, 2:45 pm


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Hmmm, I'm studying in Budapest, MOME. Chose it, because i didnt want to move abroad for now. It's the best here in Hungary and its considered good in Europe. The BA program is very good compared to European standards. More drawing classes coimpared to other countries, which I think is lacking importance worldwide, the teaching of drawing and sketching.
MOME has very good connections with most big schools in europe. And good connections with companies. Mercedes BEnz has been working with us for about 10 years. SO does Braun, Miele etc.
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Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby experiMental » March 18th, 2011, 4:56 pm


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I chose my school because I had no other choice. However, one of the factors in choosing the school was that it was in Dublin, the lively and culturally interesting capital city of Ireland. There's also a ferry terminal there, so if things in Ireland turned out to be completely dire, I could get a trip to England or France. So overall, it was quite a holistically based choice ;)

I doubt whether any of you have heard of my programme, B.Sc. Product Design in Dublin Institute of Technology. However, a few of my classmates are competing against students from DAAP in Cincinatti and Tsinghua in China, in Staples Eco Easy Challenge (https://ecoeasychallenge.com/pages/Finalists.html - they are Team Bolton)

It just shows that it doesn't matter what school you go to. What matters is your attitude, your life experience, your skills and motivation. We have a decent library facility and good engineering and marketing lecturers. Also, there are few artist/design collectives in Dublin. If one asks these lecturers and collectives questions and shows work for criticism, one can get a wealth of feedback and knowledge. This approach worked pretty well for me. I made a positive impression on a couple of designers and architects in Vancouver, Canada, so overall I'm quite happy with my school experience.

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby bennyP » May 18th, 2011, 3:44 pm


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I chose AAU in SF because:
1. graffiti
2. location
3. love the city and painting it!!!!

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby rachelkroft » May 21st, 2011, 1:50 am

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I am really happy that I chose the program that I did. Emily Carr University in Vancouver BC (Industrial Design). I chose it because it was one of the better design programs in Canada and going to an American and/or European school for undergrad was ridiculously expensive.

I think it did what a good program does which allows you to grow, become self aware as a designer in understanding who you are, what you have to contribute to the 'design culture'.

And overall no matter if its a top of the line school or a bottom feeder you make it what you want it to be and push for opportunity and change if need be within the curriculum. Furthermore, look for like minded (same values) individuals (peers and faculty) with complimentary skills to jam with and learn from.

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby experiMental » September 10th, 2011, 7:57 am


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rachelkroft wrote:I am really happy that I chose the program that I did. Emily Carr University in Vancouver BC (Industrial Design). I chose it because it was one of the better design programs in Canada and going to an American and/or European school for undergrad was ridiculously expensive.


Having been in Vancouver myself, I can say that there are very few better and more stimulating places to study industrial design.

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby danielec » October 5th, 2011, 1:56 pm


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Choice: Rochester Institute of Technology.

Reason: There are four major factors that went into my decision to attend Rochester Institute of Technology. Reputation, faculty, environment and cost. I narrowed down my search to internationally recognized schools that ranked in the top 10 for the field of design. In terms of faculty, I felt that it was important to review their accomplishments, work and personality. The faculty at RIT are talented, accomplished yet humble and supportive. The campus environment was another factor, determining if I wanted a large metropolitan area or a safe suburban area. RIT is situated between the metropolitan city of Rochester and the beautiful country side just North of the Finger Lakes. Lastly cost was a major factor, RIT is tuition is competitive to most major design schools, however they offer a multitude of scholarship opportunities.

Rochester Institute of Technology (http://computergraphics.rit.edu/) has a BFA and MFA program in Computer Graphics Design. The curriculum combines knowledge of design theory, methodology and aesthetics with skills in 2D and 3D computer graphics, interactive techniques and interfaces.

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Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby Cyberdemon » October 5th, 2011, 3:15 pm

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RIT is a great school, just invest in a good winter coat. You'll need it from September->July ;-)

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby [dk] » January 4th, 2012, 3:20 am

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Choice: Iowa State University

Back Story: I went to ISU initially for a bachelors in "pre-vet" and after 2 years was very sick of the major and the idea of it as a possible career. While I was a freshman, my dorm was filled with design students and I went to them after looking into the college of design here and started the CORE program that is offered for design students (first year CORE program, then get accepted into your major). I hadn't thought of the possibility of changing schools when changing majors and basically stuck with it. Before completion of the CORE program we were informed that Industrial Design was going to be added to the college of design, I had an understanding of what it was from a friend in architecture who has an uncle in the business and basically knew what I wanted to do. Then... summer I was accepted!

So now I'm currently one of 19 of the first students to be graduating in 2013 with a bachelors in Industrial Design (called INDD here, interior design is ID :() and it's been fun starting as a class with basically nothing, this semester our shop should be completely finished and I'm excited to finally start working with some quality machines!

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby NURB » January 4th, 2012, 9:07 am

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Welcome to the boards, dk! I'm an ISU alum, so it's nice to see a little representation from the new ID program here on Core. Anxious to hear how things are really going there (outside of the CoD published press releases that tend to give a warm fuzzy look to everything...)
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Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby scb » January 4th, 2012, 4:56 pm

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it had a baseball team i could play on, it was a big university (not a small art college), and was far far away from home :-)

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Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby George Thorpe » January 19th, 2012, 7:03 pm


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It is among the best design schools in the UK with strong technical and engineering aspects. It has an excellent Head of School (PT in case you know him) and some excellent staff. It also has great links with industry such as M&S, Boeing and others, companies who get involved throughout the course. It is also a nice compact uni with really nice grounds. Also it has its own indoor climbing wall and 100m track. And it's in London.

http://artanddesignstudent.blogspot.com/

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby Jenni_fers » March 8th, 2012, 5:42 am


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I want a school for not only subject practical knowledge is very important for every student.

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby FlyingDesigns » May 23rd, 2012, 2:14 pm


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1. Largest full-time Industrial Design staff
2. Most sponsored classes of any ID program
3. Best equipped machine shop and tech labs of any ID program
4. Relationship with Gulfstream
5. Yes, I would choose it again

I was at RIT first (2006-2007), and hated it. The machine and lab facilities were terrible and the faculty did not seem noteworthy.

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby Mia_H » October 17th, 2012, 3:39 pm


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-Impressed with past students' work.
-Good number of graduates working in the field.
-Affordable.

Re: Why did you choose your school?

Postby leezard » December 18th, 2012, 1:11 pm


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I originally wanted to be an architect, I applied to three "main" schools and three safety schools. My main schools were Virginia Tech, Auburn, and Penn State.

Virginia Tech: applied to the architecture school, got deferred to regular university (undeclared major) admission, got accepted to the university but not the architecture school.
Auburn: got in no problem
PSU: Accepted but not to the main campus, and their architecture program does not accept transfers even from branch campuses. Crossed that one off my list real fast.

George Mason University, Christopher Newport University, and James Madison University were my safeties. If I didn't get into VT, AU, or PSU I would've gone to one of those and transferred out after a year.

I was all set and ready to go to Auburn to be an architect, I had my deposit sent in and was filling out housing forms when my parents got cold feet about the out of state tuition. So off to VT I went. While re-applying to the architecture school during my freshman year I stumbled across ID by accident and was like "hey this looks a lot cooler than architecture, I think I'll do that instead". Applied to ID, got in, did my four years of ID, graduated with a BS, had a job offer in hand before graduation.

Academics-wise, I might've gone about the college application process differently if I'd known I wanted to do ID from the start. I probably would've applied to Art Center or looked more seriously at RIT (they sent me an acceptance letter with a scholarship and I hadn't even applied... they're THAT desperate for women I guess). While VT is an excellent school for ID, I feel like they fall short in some areas simply because it's a young and still growing program. I might pop on over to the other thread about schools and do a full write-up on my time in the ID program at VT.

Experience-wise, I wouldn't trade my time at Tech for anything. I don't think I would've been happy at an art school full of artsy people. I like having "normal" friends and football games.

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