The FMB course is really good in my perspective. In 1st year you learn two modules which are split up within your timetable. The lecturers on the course are lovely and have great industry knowledge. The only negative I could say about the course is the fact that I felt when starting the course the content was taught to us very slowly and then we were thrown with two big assignments. Some lectures are a bit pointless but that's just standard with most courses. The trip opportunities are so good. We are already being spoken to about career opportunities.
So far, so good. I had a few issues at the start of the year with the whole making new friends aspect as this course is constantly split around different specialisms so once you make friends you're separated pretty much the following week which is... annoying. I just think with the whole personal tutor thing, even though I know she's there if I need some help with the course or understanding something I feel as though she never gives us the feedback we all expect.
The tutors are so friendly and supportive, any sort of problem you have they will be able to help you. I've heard a few of my other mates going to other universities and that makes this graphics course that extra special :)
I thought I was going to be attending yet another course with all males and the fact the course has females, really gives you sort of motivation to stick at it! The teaching is pretty amazing as there is no tip toeing around something, it's an honest review for your own benefit which is what you want in an arts course! I believe every uni course is over priced, way over priced but the quality of my course considering everything is pretty amazing. Definitely recommend my uni for graphic design to future students who are interested.
I have only just finished term 1 so my judgement of the course is still new.
I have found the course very challenging so far as it isn't quite what I expected, however I am beginning to enjoy it now.
The course is very structured to begin with, introducing you to new ways of thinking, brainstorming and working - which for me was a surprise but I have found that it is benefiting me in ways I hadn't realised.
You do a series of 1/2 week projects which all have a different focus (the client, pattern, type) and everyone has a different idea given to them within each project meaning your focus will be totally different to anyone else's.
I’m extremely disappointed with this course, it’s basically all group work and the only thing I’ve learnt all year is how to create a business card.. the university has access to the adobe cloud yet we’re expected to pay for it, everything is payed for. Even a day trip to London. Makes me wonder where my £9000 is going, after all we only have 10 contact hours a week.