Matt Longden

"What I love about the course is the working environment you get being in the studio space. The staff and students are all really nice and there is always someone willing to help you, whether it be a student or a tutor."

Matt Longden

Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design - BA (Hons) Top-up

“What I love about the course is the working environment you get being in the studio space. The staff and students are all really nice and there is always someone willing to help you, whether it be a student or a tutor.

“While I’ve been on the course, I worked on a ‘live’ international competition brief based in America working in conjunction with a top cosmetic brand, Sephoria. The brief required a professional and creative approach and the standards mirrored those required within the retail design industry. This opportunity allowed me to review my perspective on the design industry and I now have a more global outlook to design and employment.

“My long term goal is to move back to Australia on a permanent basis and have my own design practice. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone; it’s helped with both my skills base and personal development. The staff are on hand and the support enables you to reach your full potential.”

Prior to going off travelling, Matt had completed a Foundation Degree in Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design at Hugh Baird College. So, when he returned after three years in Australia and New Zealand, he chose to complete the BA (Hons) top up here too. Both course are validated by the University of Central Lancashire.

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