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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
Today i got a reply for the arts institute in Bournemouth saying their not going to give me a interview for a FdA in Professional Photography and said a art foundation course would be better (which is practicaly the same) .
The thing is I REALY want to do the photography course, I'm so p--sed off I want to drop out of 6th form. Is it still possable to do the course like any loop holes, I want to go because Bournemouth have a good Reputation. (p.s I applied throu this course via UCAS route B)

I also have to wait for a reply from Southampton for more of the same course, does it have the same sort of Reputation as Bournemouth?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well, IMO Southampton is a much better place overall. I'm not sure about for photography. I'm supprised Southampton actually do photography, they are a very "academic" sort of place. Do you mean Southampton Institute? As far as I know it's not uncommon for people to have to do foundation degree things that are a year long. I do know people who havent but its unusual.
    Why cant you do the foundation course?

    Bopz
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Southampton Institute yeah,
    Well if they dont let me do a foundation degree in photography , they prob. wont let me in for a arts foundation its the same level/entry(Bournemouth that is). I would rather do a photography course rather then an arts one, because I want to work in that area
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well then you have to go do a foundation course, dont hate it relish it. Its the next step and one you must make. Go do it. Lifes what you make it and all that.
    Also you must make the distinction between the unis as they are VERY differant, i don't mean that in a bad way, just the excell in differant things as such.

    Good luck, go do it.

    Bopz
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Do the foundation year, you'll get a range of skills and can still lean more toward photography and graphics. Then do a degree in photography.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've done a HND at college instead of a foundation year, I know the institute I'm applying to would rather you went through the latter but I know the course I'm currently on is the route I want to go down.

    Foundation years are good because you can switch to any specialism within the arts after it. It gives you an opportunity to sample everything so you're definite in the direction you pursue. All good art schools prefere it in addition to A-Levels, so don't look at it in a bad way.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Neil wrote:
    I've done a HND at college instead of a foundation year, I know the institute I'm applying to would rather you went through the latter but I know the course I'm currently on is the route I want to go down.

    Foundation years are good because you can switch to any specialism within the arts after it. It gives you an opportunity to sample everything so you're definite in the direction you pursue. All good art schools prefere it in addition to A-Levels, so don't look at it in a bad way.


    yup foundation courses are good and teach you a good variety of skills everyone i know who done one landed up choosing better things to do at degree level and they were generally more competant
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hhmmm, I'll try to get into the foundation coure at the arts institute in Bournemouth, besides is a extra year doing the photography foudation(2yrs wheres a art one is just 1yr) realy worth it just for work exp. in NYC. and the entry is just a pass at A level, any one have any tips which will help me get in? thank you :D
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