Positives: The capstone subject is meant to give you experience in your field.
The hours are flexible.
Negatives: The capstone subject gives you experience, but is insufficient to start your career with, volunteering and internships
Many subjects are not related to your career, and do not correlate to careers outside of the course rendering them useless
My advice to future students is: Choose the quickest course that will get you any degree, and gain valuable experience by doing internships which actually further your career
Positives: I enjoy learning about a foreign country and the different culture and language aspects of another country (France).
A bachelor of laws helps develop your analytical and research skills. One of the most positive aspects about a bachelor of laws included the analysis of cases as it can provide a very interesting and unique learning experience.
Negatives: Law can be a difficult and comprehensive degree with a lot of reading and difficult assessment tasks.
Learning another language can be difficult but rewarding
My advice to future students is: To ask for help from instructors and educators available to them when needed in order to reduce stress. As well as completing assignments as early as possible.
Positives: This course is VERY specific and for people that already have a lot of skill in art and design. The course is an amazing opportunity to create and create and create. Most students leave with enough quality assignments to fill two portfolios. The course is quite broad in the first two years - you do a lot of photography, craft, typography, graphic design, film, collage, sculpture and all other forms of art and design. It gives you a very hard and fast lesson about what you like and what you are good at, with a strong academic basis. Design theory easily made up half of the course, and it always felt relevant. It's also a great course for making friends. It is separate from the rest of the uni, in the design building. So you won't be sharing any classes with any law students, but it does mean that you get to know your cohort quite well. Plus the first year is pretty high stress, which forms some strong bonds!
Negatives: The course has a very high drop-out rate because it is really made for people that already have a strong background in design, and many design and art related skills. If you haven't really done any photography, graphic design or sketching, this is not a 101 course for those skills. The first year is a very hard rushed crash course through a lot of theory and assignments which expect you to already have some skill. Also, this is a 3 year course, but students are expected to complete a 4th honours year. It can also be very very expensive. I spent over $800 buying materials for assignments and on professional printing.
My advice to future students is: The advice you get back from assignments is the most in-depth feedback you will ever get for you design work! The tutors and teachers are experienced and give good feedback so listen to it. Also, find a professional printer you like early - it will make life much easier. Don't expect to not have to write essays. Expect at least a few all-nighters! I would also suggest making sure you can use most of the Adobe suite before starting the course (you will need to know it quite well very quickly) and have a pretty good laptop.
Positives: its very rewarding. You get exactly what you expect. If you're interested in law, you will definitely be bombarded with a lot of legal cases and readings. You also get to meet like-minded student with the same interest and passion. Being able to share notes and knowledge is key to survival.
Negatives: It is hard and very competitive. Youre competing with the best of the best. Sometimes its very hard to keep up with the amount of work required. Other negative aspects includes the length of the course. A double degree, especially law, will drag your uni degree out by 2 years at the very least. Of course this is dependent on whether you fail anything.
My advice to future students is: Make sure you do something you want to do. Think ahead about job potentials, market demand etc. Make friends with older students so they can pass you some notes and prac exam papers.
Positives: The positive aspects of my course is that I get the chance to learn about different softwares and express my creativity, my classmates are also really helpful and I have met some really interesting people through this course.
Negatives: The cost is a s big negative aspect because we have to pay for our own materials and for printing. We are students to we shoukd get at least some type of student discount.
My advice to future students is: The advice I would give is, my course is not hard but it's really time consuming, you have to be sure that you love architecture because that is what you will spend most of your days doing.
Negatives: Assignments making criteria are so confusing
My advice to future students is: Read instructions thoroughly
Positives: Great faculty members and teachers who are currently in the field. Ability to network is quite high.
Negatives: During the time I was undergoing the course there were significant cuts to the subjects available. I had completed some subjects as steps to others which were then cancelled, leaving me with a very poor range of subjects, some very specific and not to my taste.
My advice to future students is: Look at other journalism degrees at other universities before applying for this one. Despite outcry from many students they decided to cut subjects which affected a lot of people during the course.
Positives: The course is very interesting it was really a good experience to gaining such amount of information in a good and healthy environment. This could help student to develop their creativity
Negatives: The course was very intense and the students may feel tired
My advice to future students is: The university as well as the major are very recommended but be carefull for the time management
Positives: Very interesting, rich in information and diversity and labs
Negatives: You need to always learn and study new things and be up to date to know every new added features and services
My advice to future students is: Try to get benefit from every detail and be able to learn at every moment
Positives: Good campus
Simulation of Learning is High tech
Negatives: Far location
Higher number of students
My advice to future students is: Study in advance and focus more on practicals than theories...
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