Monday, 29 September 2008

Induction week

Induction week was the second at the college. I felt I was beginning to settle in and appreciate being round other art & design practitioners. Monday was the briefing of my PPD1 Module. This was an intense session discussing what I was to do in the module. A Module Handbook was given and tutors said I will be given one for every module. It includes marking boundries, information on the brief and how to get top marks. Overall a very helpful pieceof documentation. Tuesday I had my CAD induction which was pretty straight forward. I was told how to log into the PC's and MAC's available to us as students and what services were on offer. On wednesday I had a library induction, this was very helpful and I am very excited for the new library to open at blenheim walk, the magazines available are amazing & of a wide variety and the way in which I would search for a book seems easy enough. The briefing for Creative Design Realisation took place on Friday. This module seems interesting and I am really excited to get on with the project. It includes a lot of pattern cutting which I am relatively new too. I also love the idea that I can look for a garment I like and the tutors will guide me with making it. I feel I will learn alot in this module. I also had my Industrial Machinery induction, this was mindbloing I never realised there were so many different types of sewing machine. I had a chance to use the normal straight stitch machines using solely the needle on paper. This exercise gave me confidence on how to control the foot pedal of the machine. Overall another great week.

Photos From Manchester

Here are a few photos i took whilst visiting various places in Manchester! My home town.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Freshers Week!!

Ok, so last week was freshers week. Time to meet people and time to get to know this place. It began on saturday 13th september, i moved in and met everyone. It was great! Then monday came we met the course tutors, all seem pretty ace. We then enroled and the day was over. The week had lots more introductions and talks. Firstly with the principal. He told us general information about the college and what they expect of us. On tuesday I also had a tutorial with Ian, we discussed how i was feeling and he confirmed i had signed everything i needed to. Wednesday we had a trip to my hometown. Manchester! It was fun we looked at contemporary, retro and designer fashions through stores like Harvey Nichols, Afflecks Palace and Retro Rehab. We visited Magma, a excellent magazine and book store specialising in the arts. For the rest of the week it was made up of a group quiz. Unfortunately we did not win. Then a Health and Safety meeting to clarify everything we needed to know. Friday I chose my Electives. First choice is Experimental drawing then followed by Photography. I feel i will benefit most of one of these. The head of the school invited us for a talk in which he talked through degree scoring and submissions of work. All was very interesting, now I know what i have to aim for to get a first. Then Week one, freshers was over!