I was very interested in studying Design at COFA, but I was told that there are limited career opportunities, and thus chose Design in visual communications at UTS as my first pref. What do you guys think about the courses at COFA?
i think that if youve chosen anything related to the design/art industry you've chosen a tough life in terms of finding a job, and then once you find a job, keeping that job
that's the good thing about art degrees, in that job opportunties are much more broader cos you can go into sucha huge variety of careers, but the sacrifice you have to make is that your 'dream' career may not be your first career (or you may not even be able to do it at all)
COFA rocks guys! I'm doing digital media at COFA and it's fantastic! yes the campus is small and not even 1/10 of the main campus at kensington, but we have a common room with nice comfy sofas and mattresses, a pool table and table tennis table! it's a small community and so it's easy to find friends and stuff. a very cosy place really! if u're looking to do design or art, cofa is in a very good location to do them. many art galleries around, and two just right opp. and next to cofa! and there are constantly people and students exhibiting in those galleries. cofa rocks man!
dieselboi: think about how you could afford that almost 20 grand.. and that's not including the materials you're going to have to buy for fine arts.
i guess you just have to think about what you want to see oyurself doing in 5 years.. fine arts is a heaps broad area which could lead you into a potentially risky but passionate career, and visual communication could probably get you a job more easily but you might not get the job that you want straightaway