21 Design studies reviews at Manchester Metropolitan University
By member547320 On
14th April 20
I studied fashion art direction MA at MMU and I very rarely take the time to write reviews however, I felt this one was to be honest, brutally important.
The course felt like a wild rollercoaster the whole time and I can honestly say that I never felt settled at MMU, I can’t speak for the undergrad courses because I got mixed reviews from other students however I know the people on my course felt very similar to me.
Basically I am writing to tell people contemplating this course to look into it thoroughly and make sure it’s right for you and make sure they have improved their course structure, make sure you get some actual time with your tutors because I never did, I never felt like I really had one... I understand MA’s are supposed to be independent however this one in particular was like teaching and exploring things myself, most of which I did at home without any input from anybody, I never met any industry professionals or people of interest in my year at MMU.
The teaching was good to begin with but had a huge drop off come the second module. It became clear they did not care about us actually learning things when we just brushed over a photography lesson with nothing but our phones. There was no support and I often found myself in a group task doing all of the work, and eventually just giving up like everyone else
This course was very independent and there was a lot of self taught work. However, the support from the staff and the content of work they help you create is amazing. I feel a sandwich year would be really helpful to allow students to find work in industry as since coming out of university it has proven difficult