design schools

hi,

I was woundering if anyone could help me out with choosing a design school for a masters digree in product design, it doesnt matter where, I browsed alot, & I am interested in umea and i dont think i have a chance there, but i’ll give it a shot anyway, if anyone knows any good design school plz plz plz help.

and also if u could add some tips for a good portfolio, what would be more impressive, 3D or free hand, should there be development sketches?? should there be discreption or should the design speak for itself?? is a big portfolio a good thing?? im a fresh graduate, and im seeking to hear the opinion of the experts.

thank you