Although each year students who have come through HND in the past or latterly FD go straight into industry, there are those who want to complete their education to BA(Hons).
In the final Higher National Diploma year (2010) two lads who both came to WSA from St John Rigby made that choice.
Will Rawson who often arrived in the studio pink faced having 'legged-it' from Swinley to make the 9.15 lock-out went on to the University of Salford for a two year top-up, James Davies went on to ManMet to complete his BA(Hons) graphics course.
Both have achieved success, would admit the two years at WSA were essential to get them ready for the stresses of university. Will has completed his BA - and although at the time of going to press the editor is aware of his grade, there is still a little time before the result becomes official, James has also reached the end of his course but wants to go into teaching (don't do it James) and has applied to go to Hallam University to study for his PGCE. James had the ability, and was approached at his final show at WSA by industry to go straight into the big world of design, but decided not to . . . and although he dodges around what should be his natural progression he couldn't avoid being mentioned in D&AD 'dispatches' for an excellent piece of work. Come on James, don't fight it, industry, not education needs you! http://www.dandad.org/awards/student/2012/categories/18/graphic-design/08346/james-davies