So I’m in an ongoing process of trying to gather info about a college where I would like to study ID. I am weighing up Tu Delft, Tu Eindhoven, Ipo Den Haag, Design Academy Eindhoven and NCAD in DUblin.
I believe TU Delft is quite technical and difficult and it doesn’t allow you a chance to start your own projects in the bachelor. My understanding is that in most colles you can work after your bachelors whereas in Tu Delft really you have to go on and do your masters. The plus is that it’s a very good college, good eduation and allows you to learn a variety of things such as psychology, business and really understand the workings of a project.
My understanding is that Eindhoven is more design based. That they come out with less of an understand for the workings of a product thanTu Delft but more appreciation for design and how it works for the consumer. My understanding is that DAE allows you to study to quite a technical depth if you wish. My understanding of DAE is that it also allows you to start on your own projects sooner and provides an opportunity for a wider scope of products. And the teachers are aproachable.
Ipo Den Haag takes 4 years to get a bachelor. I believe it is more hands on and practical but doessn’t really have the name as much.
Tu Eindhoven, well I don’t know much about this but apparently they only started up their ID course recently so it’s a bit chaotic.
NCAD is a very good art college but not exactly known in other countries. They have a broad scope of courses you can study and have good facilities. The ID course seems to be well rounded providing a chance to learn how to make things, appreciate products on a design level but also on a technical level.
I am quite artistic and I want to be a designer but I also want to learn a broad scope of things. I want a college that allows me to go into the computer programmes in depth as well as a college that allows me to focus on things like woodworking and metal work. I want someting that provides me with a borad range of skills and knowledge and provides me with practical knowledge for the working world such as business and the psychology behind design. Due to my hearing loss I need a school where I can approach the teachers quite easily.
What cha think?