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Insights: into uni

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Read myth-busting stories from Insights students who went on to study at UAL. Learn about their life, work, processes, and graduation projects.
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Into uni: Project diaries

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    Photograph: Hannah Balogun
    Project diaries: Hannah’s Letterpress x Illustration

    Designer and Illustrator Hannah gives us the lowdown on how she turned her digital illustrations in to letter press prints.

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    Photographs: Lorraine Brobby.
    Project diaries: Lorraine’s placement at Greatcoats Films

    Creative direction student Lorraine talks to us about her experience working on placement with an influential music video production company.

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    Boys Don’t Cry in the Digital Age exhibition poster. Visual: courtesy of Boys Don’t Cry UK.
    Project diaries: Boys Don't Cry UK

    Good mental health can be hard to maintain. ‘Boys Don’t Cry UK’ is a collective born from personal experience. Marcus tells us more.

  • Woman sitting on a bench with a blue dress and light brown boots
    Neyde dress – Yozanas.com. Photograph: Jay Costa from the Stills Collective
    Project diaries: YOZANAS

    Social entrepreneur Yosana introduces the values behind her emerging brand, Yozanas. 281448

Into uni: Meet

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    Portrait of Ishmael Lartey. BA Hons Fine Art. Central Saint Martins. 2016. Photograph: Kalina Pulit
    Insights introduces: Ishmael

    Fine art student Ishmael talks to use about his influences, making work in sketchbooks and preparing his portfolio for applying to university.

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    Photoshoot shot by Kalina Pulit, Portrait of Renzo. BA Theatre Design. Wimbledon College of Arts. UAL. Photograph: Kalina Pulit.
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    Insights introduces: Tanikha (Renzo)

    Renzo talks to us about how she presented her interests in fine art, film and designing spaces in her portfolio and interviews for the foundation course at Camberwell College of Art.

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    Portrait of Jiho Park. 2019, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins, UAL. Photograph: Adam Razvi.
    Meet: Jiho Park

    Jiho talks to us about how he's managed to blend his interests in architecture, 3D design and jewellery during his foundation course at Central Saint Martins.

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    A RAZVI, Portrait of Saba Ghani. BA (Hons) Graphic Media Design, London College of Communication, UAL. Photograph: Adam Razvi.
    Meet: Saba Ghani

    1st year student Saba talks about her experience studying graphic media design at London College of Communication and how she decided this subject area was right for her.

Into uni: What is

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    Action shot of Stages: Orpheus and Eurydice promenade performance. Photograph: UAL
    What is performance design?

    Central Saint Martins and Camberwell foundation tutor Gary introduces you to the world of performance design via alumni projects.

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    Stefano Colombini. BA Fashion Communication. London College of Fashion. UAL. Photograph: Scandebergs (Stefano Colombini and Alberto Albanese)
    What is creative direction?

    London College of Fashion student Bola presents 6 creatives who are all creative directors, but approach the role in different ways.

  • Lucy Field. The House of Memories. BA Interior and Spatial Design. Chelsea College of Art. UAL. Photograph: Lucy Field
    What is interior and spatial design?

    Camberwell College of Art tutor Nick helps us navigate the real, imagined and ever-expanding worlds of interior and spatial design.

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    Rhea Denenga. Pages from Zone/d magazine. BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Publishing, London College of Communication, UAL. Magazine spread: Rhea Deneng.
    What is journalism?

    London College of Communication tutor Dalia introduces you to journalism via graduate projects from this influential subject area.

Into uni: Graduate projects

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    Credit: Portrait of Charlene Christian screenshot from video Portrait of Charlene Christian screenshot from video, Portrait of Charleen Christian. 2 2019, BA (Hons) Fashion Contour, London College of Fashion, UAL. Still from video: Bola Martins.
    Photograph: UAL
    Graduate projects: Charlene Christian

    Fashion Contour grad Charlene talks about her final year project which focuses on garments for teens.

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    Portrait of Jerry Florez screenshot from video, Portrait of Jerry Florez. BA (Hons) Architecture, Central Saint Martins, UAL. Still from video: Bola Martins.
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    Graduate projects: Jerry Florez

    Architecture grad Jerry talks to us about preserving cultural community over commercial buildings.

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    Portrait ofJack Rooney screenshot from video, Portrait of Jack Rooney. 2018. BA (Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. Still from video: Bola Martins.
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    Graduate projects: Jack Rooney

    Fine art grad Jack introduces his final year project inspired by his grandma and storytelling of a diaspora.

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    Portrait of Omar Hernandez del Canto screenshot from video, Portrait of Omar Hernandez. BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media, London College of Communication, UAL. Still from video: Bola Martins.
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    Graduate projects: Omar Hernandez

    Illustration and visual media grad Omar introduces his final year project that makes something beautiful out of the ominous.

Into uni: Graduating with

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    Credit: Portrait of Trevon Paddy screenshot from video Portrait of Trevon Paddy screenshot from video, Portrait of Trevon Paddy. BA (Hons) Film and Television. London College of Communication. UAL. 2018. Still from video: Romain Potier.
    Photograph: UAL
    Graduating with: Trevon Paddy

    Television and live events grad Trevon talks about setting goals for his year film project.

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    Portrait of Edward Mendoza, Portrait of Edward Mendoza. BA Fashion: Fashion Print, Central Saint Martins, UAL, 2019. Photograph: Adam: Razvi.
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    Graduating with: Edward Mendoza

    Fashion print grad Edward talks about what helped him to transform his fashion print concepts and final collection.

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    Portrait of Chloe Isteed. 2019, BA (Hons) Illustration, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL. Still from video: Romain Potier.
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    Graduating with: Chloe Isteed

    Illustration grad Chloe talks about her final year project and her love of animation which grew from developing her illustration skills.

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    Portrait of Heena Arab screenshot from video, Portrait of Heena Arab. 2019. BA Fashion Styling and Production, London College of Fashion. UAL. Still from video: Romain Potier.
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    Graduating with: Heena Arab

    Fashion styling and production grad Heena talks to us about her experience so far and her project inspired by building a sense of community.