• art & design

    My Thoughts On Art School After One Year

    I’ve been at art school for a full year now and I thought I would do a little recap. I will explain my expectations before starting my graphic design course. How they have changed now I’ve been on the course for a year. And how those changes are both positive and negative. Before starting art school I found it very difficult to get information on what a graphic design course would actually cover. Of course, you can always check the university prospectus. But they seem to be very similar at each university I applied to. What I know now is that a course can vary depending on the university you…

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    Final Week Before Assessment | Art School Diary #13

    The final week before my semester one hand in date was quite hectic. With two projects needing to be finished not to mention an essay which still hadn’t been written. Being my first hand in at art school this was quite stressful, coming into the course from college made it hard knowing what level the lecturers expect you to be, when it comes to your work. But I’m glad to say I coped with the week, CFS problems and all. STAYING ORGANISED I know I just said this week was stressful, but that isn’t quite the truth. One of the most important things I learned at college was time management.…

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    Is Skillshare Premium Worth The Price?

    I’ve been using Skillshare for a good 4 years now. Skillshare is a learning platform where you can find tutorials on a huge number of subjects. I’ve found some really useful tutorials which have helped me with coursework at college and university. Some classes on Skillshare are free but you have to pay to access most of the content on the site. Last year I signed up to a 12-month Skillshare Premium plan. I got a great deal, only paying half of the full price. Looking back over the last year Skillshare has been a really useful resource. I’ve used it to help me with university and personal work. So…

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    Meeting With Disability Services | Art School Diary #12

    This week at university I did more work on my modernist art publication and had a really positive meeting with disability services. From this meeting, they were able to put measures in place to help me with my studies. MEETING WITH DISABILITY SERVICES By this point, I was getting close to the end of the semester and it was really starting to show through my health. My bad days were getting worse and I was having more of them. To the point where I only managed to make it into the studio for a half day the whole week. Fortunately, I also had a meeting with disability services scheduled for…

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    Darkroom & Artist Books | Art School Diary #11

    It might sound a little strange but I came to a realisation this week that I do actually enjoy what I’m doing. Between all the stress of coursework and managing a chronic illness, it seems I forgot to enjoy my time at university. Between learning about the darkroom process this week and working on an editorial project it all just clicked. I really do enjoy graphic design and I’m glad I applied to university. It’s the reason why this flare-up of my CFS is so frustrating. Because I don’t want to be stuck at home all the time. I want to be in the studio working around others and taking…