Decisions to be made.
As for Architecture/Interior Design, I've come to this decision:
I found an interesting course at Central Saint Martin: BA in Architecture: Spaces and Objects. Seems like this is the perfect course for me in case I cannot decide between architecture and interior design as it focuses on both of these topics. Although I didn't really get whether I would be both an architect and an interior designer afterwards. But yeah, it's on my list.
LCC offers a really good BA Interior Design course as well. Looks a lot better than the one at Chelsea. So that's in.
Camberwell, Chelsea, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon are out. So much for the London School of Art.
UCL. Excellent links, excellent reputation, there's not much to say. Graduates are now working with Zaha Hadid. Zaha fucking Hadid! Apparently they aren't hosting any open days, so I will have to see how to visit and find out about their facilities. But as it looks right now they are one of the world's leading architecture schools, so I guess I couldn't make any mistakes with applying there.
By now I figured that if I go for Architecture, going into interior design from there is pretty easy. So that shoulnd't be a problem.
Now Glasgow School of Art. Their BA Architecture is four years, that's the first minus. But besides that, also one of the worlds leading schools. Besides Architecture they are also offering a great Interior Design course. Both in.
As for Photography:
Also LCC. I'm visiting the collge in November, by then I will know whether I'll be an Architect, Interior Designer or Photographer.
Glasgow School of Art is offering Fine Art Photography.
Then there is the Tisch Uni in New York. By now I figured I'll just pay the $75 application fee and go for it. I will need a personal statement, Karen will be excited about writing a reference for an american uni and if I really got in there I won't have to worry about employment or anything. The course is amazing, although it would mean 4 years instead of 3. And New York, the city I am absolutely not ready to live in yet.
I could also stay in Bournemouth. But by now, only six weeks since I started my course, I already know that I wouldn't make it here. It's a nice town, but not for three years. It's my BA, I need more resources in the out of school kind of way. Yeah, facilities here are amazing. Staff is great. Really good links to the industry, but where is the inspiration? Where can I go shooting if I want to do some documentary photography? There's not much to see here. Art schools simply have to be in larger cities.
That's it so far. But it's only Saturday. And this list only took me about two hours. So I think I might continue. And so far, no matter for what I will decide, I still have some vacancies in my UCAS application, so maybe Dundee for Photography? Bristol? Northumbria? But with all these I have the problem of small towns.
My interior design books are waiting to be read. Also my photography book is supposed to be back in the library by next Friday. And translations to be made.