I've been studying Graphic Design for a few years now, and it is something I have developed a huge interest for, and something I thoroughly enjoy doing. However it is one of a few strong interests of mine, which also includes music, photography, and film, and also some smaller interests such as animation, art and literature. I also play a bit of hockey in my spare time for a local club.
My interest in the programme has come about for many reasons. The course itself is a much broader approach than what I had studied previously at Reading, with a more Art School feel, and a more exciting approach to design. Also the studios set up really appeals to me, with the huge windows letting in so much natural light, but the third year studio particularly with the panoramic view of the centre of Manchester would be such a wonderful space to work in.
Manchester itself also draws me in, it seems like an exciting place to be. There is the Warehouse Project and then there's the new Factory Records club, Fac251, opening this weekend. It also has a great history, Factory Records and Peter Saville, The Smiths, The Fall and I believe Nico lived there for a while.