I’ve been asked to be super real about my City Varsity course by quite a few people, so I decided to pull together the questions and answer them honestly.
- What were your experiences at City Varsity
Well, seeing as it was a part time class, I can’t say that I had many stand out experiences. It was pretty cool going back to “school” and learning a thing or two.
- What you liked about the course you did
I walked into that class with a pretty good knowledge of photoshop (self-taught) but what I really liked is that Neil, the lecturer, is VERY knowledgable about PS and he taught me SOOO many shortcuts to things I have been doing the long way round for a very very long time.
- Who you would suggest should check out City Varsity.
If you’re looking to experience new things, and add some skills to your CV, especially with regards to the creative arts I would highly recommend City Varsity. I will say though, if you’re in a time consuming industry like events/pr/marketing it is really difficult to squeeze even those 2 evenings a week in.
- What you liked about the vibe on campus
To be honest, because you’re doing your class once the regular students have left, it’s pretty much a ghost town after hours. BUT, the vibe in class is pretty cool.
- A recap of everything
Everything?! Well, i learned all sorts of things – all of it to improve images that might be good, but could be better.
The facilities are good and all aimed towards a pain-free learning experience.
One thing though, it’s quite impersonal. We didn’t have that “Hi, what’s your name, what do you do” conversation at all in class. And I feel that impersonal aspect makes it a bit bleak. Like no one cares who you are, you’ve paid your fees, if you want to learn that’s ok. But if you disappeared off the face of the earth, that’s ok too. Honestly the only major negative thing I could say about it.
- Any funny or interesting stories
Not really a story, but a quote to live by: “If all else fails, find the YouTube tutorial” (this applies to ANYTHING. including, plane building, photo editing, ANYTHING)
I must say, it’s been a great experience at City Varsity and I’m glad I went and did it.
Now, what’s next?! Video editing?! Hmmmm…. actually…
Check out more about the course I did HERE.