In September, the entire college is moving from its various existing campuses to a single campus in Kings Cross, which is potentially very exciting, allowing for a lot more cross-course collaboration. As part of that move however, the college administration has decided that print-making and book-binding, which have always been a core part of the course, are no longer integral to a graphic design degree, and it’s relocating them to a separate site in Archway.
The students are determined to do all they can to stop that happening, and rightly so. Hands-on printing experience is hugely valuable, as is the fact of having a physical space where students can see each others’ work. Making it any more difficult for students to learn the physical side of graphic design is extremely shorts-sighted.