September 3rd, 2005, 6:36 am

Small NuNu
I'm regret that I come from China :(
In my opinion ,in chinese colleage ,the subject as advertisement art and so on is not good .So I want to study abroad~
Who can give me a suggestion?? :oops:
Who can help me~~~

September 3rd, 2005, 8:06 am

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I've studied art for many years.
Frankly speaking, at that moment I was not very excellent in this field. So I choose this university to learn advertisment.
This choose to me is not a bad thing, I like my major.
But now more and more people are engaging in advertisment. So there is some difficult for us to get a job. In a word, this major fills with challange.
But if you gave me another chance to choose, I would not choose this uni.

October 23rd, 2005, 4:41 am

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You said too exaggerate ,small nunu.I do not agree with your excuse。
I believe that you can do it by yours ability 。So long as you are diligenting.Your better than mine. I have not thought that I can go to college.Because of my high school`s prestige is notorious. 8) :lol: :lol:

Why I chose my school...

November 6th, 2005, 10:21 am


I chose my art school because it was a close commute to my home and the school had a good reputation. I was also, of course, impressed by the artwork on display when I went for my portfolio review; but I was merely 17 back then...& at that age only extreme photo-realism impressed me.
However, looking back now, & if only I knew what I know now, I would've ventured out of state to NY or even Montreal.
I feel as if my former, traditional art school is "going down the tubes". I feel that the instructors (for the most part) are a bunch of dinosaurs & more importantly, OUT OF TOUCH with todays commercial art & design world! When I visit the school's site, I cringe because it is so non-contemporary design. They don't even update it! They've got a former student to design & host it, probably for free to save a few $$ here & there...and it is just a poor representation of what could be. Marketing wise, the school fails.
The quality of the students coming out of there nowadays is poor as well. An instructor who is a working designer / illustrator told me so. They seem to let anybody in who can pay without being selective, as they should.

Look for a school that offers real-life classes & includes the business of art & design as that will be one of your greatest assets when you graduate -- the ability to promote & market your skillset(s).

November 11th, 2005, 8:52 am

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Hey team,
I am currently studing at Brunel Uni nearish London (on placement at the moment) I had the option of a couple of other places, but at the time I joined, Brunel had a wonderful design community due to all the designers being on one site.

Which meant that you learnt alot from each other. You would interact with people from different stages of the course. It was a hudge amount of fun and very useful.

But recently they have moved the design part on to the same campus as the rest of the university, the sense of community has gone and I dont like to say it but I think Brunel design courses are loosing the edge that they were once renouned for.

February 8th, 2006, 6:32 pm

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I determined through talking to other people and my own experiencse that I didn't want to study design at an art/design specific school.

I applied to colleges half for Mechanical Engineering, half for ID, however all the ID schools also offered ME. Those were Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and Syracuse. Syracuse deferred me from the ID program due to my portfolio, which had been ruined by my teacher. (She took our slide photos and took mine with the focus on the camera wrong, all the slides she took were basically unintelligible and I was only able to replace 25% of them for my actual portfolio)

I ended up picking Virginia Tech for a few reasons.

1) Price: Syracuse was $35K a year for 5 years. VT is under 20 a year for 4. A large majority of the students are people going to it as a state school, and its much more of a "working mans" environment.

2) Big School Atmosphere: Most of the people I know at art schools are "artsy" people. They have crazy hair, crazy clothes, listen to bad emo music, etc. I like having a big environment where there is a large diversity. Football season at a big school has given me some of the best moments of my college career.

3) Location: Georgia Tech was too far, Syracuse was too cold. Georgia Tech also had roughly an 80/20 male:female ratio when I applied which was a legitimate concern, if shallow at best.

I'm happy with my decision for the most part. A lot of people seem to really resent the faculty at their colleges and I've never felt that way about my teachers even if I've had different opinions on things. Ron Kemnitzer (president of IDSA) is currently our senior studio professor, which I consider to be a pretty good example of having good faculty.

I don't think our school has very well rooted connections yet however. There are a few ID companies that stay involved with the school, but there typically isn't an outpouring of jobs or internships. The program is very young though.


February 8th, 2006, 6:44 pm

I chose Columbus College of Art and Design because of the scholarship and the ID display when I visited. Probably not the best of reasons but I stayed even after the programs short comings became obvious because i felt like I was improving at a reasonable pace.[/b]

why I chose my school

February 26th, 2006, 1:13 am

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I chose to attend Penn Foster school simply because I work full time and they have a correspondence course that fits into my current schedule of going to school in the evenings (BA in business Admin) and that my job won't let me go to classes during the day.

Graphic design is what I really want to do, to give myself a foundation to my other artistic endeavors, such as comic illustration, animation, website design, etc.

This course meets my needs and affords me the time to learn, without going through the hassle of general ed courses, which suck anyway.

August 12th, 2006, 12:01 am

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Syracuse Univ.
Close to home. 4 hours tops.
A ranked school. Great campus.
Top 10 ID program, can't go wrong.
Love the sports, the people.
5 Yeah program ID unlike other 4 year programs.
Wanted to experience the 5 years.

Choosing a School

September 8th, 2006, 11:55 am

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As a recruiter at a large architectural firm, I would definately emphasize considering a design program that encourages or requires Co-Op's as part of their curriculum. It will definately set you apart from the rest of the crowd of applicants, if you have balanced your education with strong Co-Op's.

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September 13th, 2006, 2:07 am

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Chose UIC - Univ. of IL at Chicago
probably one of the cheapsest...tuitionwise...for design...great Graphic Design Program...and an Industrial Design program that is improving...

I would do it all over again..but would listen a lot more to counselors and scheduling advisors....

Also I would self modivate myself a lot more which is what you HAVE TO HAVE TO DO AT UIC...

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If I knew more about Umea Design Institute, Sweden, I would have not applied.

This school is the worst design school!!!

October 15th, 2006, 10:19 am

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So WHY did you chose it?
What made you change your opinion?
What are you going to do about it?

Be specific and don't just slam the school without reasoning if you don't want your post's deleted. Most people have great things to say about the school, so I think the opposite opinion will be valuable if it is backed up with facts.



Oh No, Umea!!!

November 10th, 2006, 9:05 am

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Before I studied at Umea Design Institute, I had seen many articles on this school on famous design web sites, like core77. So, I thought Umea Design Institute could be the school, where I can learn so many things during my master study. When I was in Umea, I realised that Umea Design Institute has many relationship with media, so this school has used media for advetising Umea Design Institute. Also, some designers grasuating from that school have advertised this school indirectly here. Be careful!!! Umea design institute is the worst!!! Even in Sweden this school is rated on third stage.

About Umea town

November 19th, 2006, 10:05 am

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The town of Umea is located far and far away from Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden. It takes about 13hours to get there by a bus from Stockholm. Umea town is an educational town, small population in a small area. Most big buildings belong to Umea university. Umea is a very calm town and isolated in north of Sweden. The weather in Umea is very unstable and worst, for example, sunny in the morning, raining afternoon, and snowing in the evening in a day. In the winter the sun goes down around 3 or 4p.m., and goes up about 6 or 7a.m. In the summer the sun goes down around 11 or 12a.m., and goes up 2 or 3a.m. This weather condition makes people mad, hardly see people smiling especially in the winter.