I had previously heard excellent reviews of the fashion work and of the course leaders at Croydon School of Art and it had also been recommended to me by a previous student and friend. I enjoyed the freedom to explore each individual pathway before determining which route was for me – this course was one of the best decisions I have made! I chose to study my course because I wanted an extra year to enable personal development within my technical ability, alongside my critical studies. Furthermore, I wanted to confirm which area of art and design I would like to specialise in. I have enjoyed the critical studies most about my course as it has heightened my thought process and development of ideas, especially in my project work. I also like the accessibility we have to university facilities and extra sessions such as screen-printing and life drawing. Once I have finished my course I want to progress to the university here to do a degree in either Visual Media or Graphic Design.