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Every designer and illustrator has a different process, different perspective, and different areas in which they might like help. A great university programme will recognise that these differences exist, and will take measures to create an environment that helps individuals grow and offers them opportunities to develop their career. At Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts (CSVPA), making these efforts to enhance the educational experience of every individual student is an important part of what we do.
Here's a look at some of the important ways the programmes at CSVPA are designed to support students.
It's difficult to build a productive relationship with tutors if you spend your semesters sitting way at the back of an enormous lecture hall without interacting with them or if you are left to your own devices and only see your tutors once every fortnight. Fortunately, our students have no such problem. Tutors are available in-studio all day, 5 days a week, and students are expected to be in 5 days a week too, so when you are working in the studio, you always have access to expert assistance with your graphic design or illustration work.
Because class sizes are small, there will be no shortage of opportunity for you to get one-on-one assistance when you want it, and you can count on the help to be useful and personalised to you and your unique voice. This combination of availability and personalisation is perfect for encouraging success in your programme and in helping you develop valuable skills for your career.
A person working alone can achieve great things, but when they have a chance to explore their ideas with others who share their passion, truly exceptional work can be created.
That's why one of the biggest benefits of enrolling in a BA in Graphic Design & Illustration programme is the chance to join a community of creative individuals. When there are students and tutors around who are eager to produce great work and explore new possibilities in the world of design and illustration, there's no end to the inspiration and stimulation you can enjoy. And perhaps best of all, working in a close-knit environment means you will likely develop lasting relationships with your classmates and tutors. As CSVPA graduate Kenneth Wilson Gardner Jr. (BA (HONS) Graphics & Illustration) said, “I have enjoyed the people on the course the most—compared to other classes it feels more of a community and with a family vibe. Everyone in my year supports each other and tutors always make time to help you out which is really refreshing.”
The supportive creative community at CSVPA has helped Kenneth Wilson Gardner Jr. hone his skills
This opportunity to receive thoughtful feedback on your work and to share your successes with friends is invaluable and can encourage you to attain new heights in your design or illustration work.
An important advantage of enrolling at CSVPA is that you can enjoy valuable career opportunities throughout your time in the programme. This means that school will not merely be a stop on the way to your career, but rather an integral part of your career as a graphic designer or illustrator.
These opportunities manifest in a number of ways. For example, visits by guest lecturers form an important part of the graphic design and illustration curriculum. Because you will enjoy one-on-one assistance from them, each meeting presents an opportunity to build a new industry contact and experience exciting new ideas from out in the field. For another, all students who complete the course are able to take part in the London Graduate show, providing a valuable opportunity to show off your work to the world.
At CSVPA, you have numerous opportunities to interact with the professional design world
By taking advantage of these and other similar opportunities throughout your studies, you can make your education a truly transformative experience, both for practical skill development and for opening doors to new career opportunities.
Are you interested in attending a graphic design & illustration university?
Contact CSVPA to learn how you can get started.
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