We are really encouraged to try out and experiment with different ideas. The course tutors are very open-minded to ideas and the course itself has very good resources for students, with strong links to the industry.
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What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I came here for an open day before applying for university and had a very good impression of NTU. I also liked the creative and friendly atmosphere of the course.”
What do you enjoy most about your course?
“We are really encouraged to try out and experiment with different ideas, and I enjoy new experiences. There are also many live briefs and guest lectures on the course which gives us the opportunity to understand the real world.”
Has the course included any live projects or briefs?
“Yes, we had a live project competition to design texture patterns for a local hairnet company. The brief was quite open, but it also required professional research into the market and well-executed design.”
Has the course included any industry competitions?
“Yes, we submitted a design for the Penguin Random House Student Design Award competition. In this project, I learned to tell a story from various perspectives, and also tried many different ways of image-making. During the process, I realised that working in the publishing industry could be my ideal job. The most exciting part was that my design got shortlisted in the competition.”
Has the course included any speakers / lecturers from industry?
“Yes, we always have guest lectures from designers, agencies and former graduates. The one I really enjoyed was Michael Johnson’s lecture about branding. I’m interested in this field and his talk gave me a fundamental understanding of branding, and included many inspiring projects.”
What do you think about the course staff?
“They are amazingly friendly and helpful with my work. Our tutors always inspire me with more ideas, and give me clear feedback on what to improve.”
As an international student, what do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“I’m interested in different cultures and Nottingham is a good place to experience many different things such as exhibitions, festivals, and fairs. There are also many independent artistic shops and galleries which can be inspiring for art and design students.”
In a nutshell, why would you recommend your course / NTU to someone looking to study BA (Hons) Graphic Design?
“The course tutors are very open-minded to ideas and the course itself has very good resources for students, with strong links to the industry.”
Where do you hope to be in five years’ time?
“I want to become a professional and creative graphic designer, working in publishing or design agencies.”