As the first term ends at Chelsea, FdA Interior Design student Ben Shorrock takes part in our In the Beginning series where we interview first year students about their experience of starting at Chelsea.
Describe you experience at Chelsea so far in 3 words.
Inspiring, Challenging and Stimulating.
Why did you choose to study at Chelsea?
It’s one of the best universities in the world for art and design. London itself is so inspiring. There’s always something to do.
What has surprised you most about your university experience so far?
How challenging the course is but at the same time how much advice you get from the tutors and your course leader.
What projects have you worked on so far in your first term? Which has been your favourite and why?
I have been studying an introduction to Interior Design alongside History and Theory. We learned technical drawing, AutoCAD, portfolio layout and much more. It’s amazing how much you can learn in ten weeks!
What skills have you learned so far?
InDesign, autoCAD, technical drawing, portfolio layout and much more. All of these were new to me so it’s exciting learning.
What sort of accommodation are you living in?
The Highline Building student halls situated in Elephant & Castle. It’s great as its not far from university and it’s such a diverse area to live in.
What do you get up to outside of college time?
I visit exhibitions that will benefit my studies and try to embrace London life as much as I can.
Do you have any money saving tips for getting by as a student in London?
Yes, plan and keep track of what you’re spending. Always try and find a cheaper alternative!
Is there any advice you would give to prospective students thinking of applying to your course?
Never underestimate yourself because you can achieve anything if you set your mind to it, so apply!! The course is so fun and diverse. Being in London is amazing too.
Find out more about the FdA Interior Design course.