Studying in New York City – the school, level of…

Så er det blevet tid til anden del af min Q&A i forbindelse med min uddannelse i New York. Denne gang besvarer jeg spørgsmål omkring uddannelses niveauet samt kvaliteten af skolen og undervisningen. Pt ser tingene en smule anderledes ud grundet Covid-19, men generelt foregår det som beskrevet nedenfor. Hvis du vil læse første del om selve uddannelsen og ansøgnings processen, så kan du finde den her.

Hvordan er skolen generelt?

Jeg har ikke nok grundlag til at kunne sammenligne med andre skoler som FIT og Parsons herovre, men jeg er super glad for skolen og finder de fleste af mine fag rigtig spændende. Jeg glæder mig oftest til undervisningen og synes de afleveringer og opgaver vi bliver stillet, er virkelig interessante. Kvaliteten af professorer varierer lidt, så det kan være godt at forhøre sig omkring hvem folk anbefaler, inden du vælger fag og professor. Jeg har læst min akademiuddannelse som designteknolog på TEKO/VIA Design i Herning, og den uddannelse var jeg også virkelig glad for, hvis jeg skal give min bedste danske sammenligning ift. skole.

Hvordan er uddannelses niveauet?

Jeg har egentlig aldrig set mig selv som typen der ville læse en kandidat. Det med at sidde til lange forelæsninger i et auditorium, have en masse selvstudie, og slutte af med en jeg-ved-ikke-hvor-lang afhandling, har bare aldrig tiltalt mig. Jeg er nok lidt for lidt teoretisk til at kunne se den type uddannelse virke for mig. Derfor frygtede jeg også at jeg ville få svært ved at følge med på studiet her. Især når alt foregår på engelsk. Det har dog ikke været et problem. Jeg tror at netop denne type kandidat uddannelse er mig, fordi den er mere praktisk baseret end den er research baseret. En af mine kolleger nævnte for nyligt, at hvis bare man er god til at skrive essays og analysere cases, så skal man nok komme igennem en MPS eller en MBA degree.

Hvordan er undervisningen? Mængden af f.eks. opgaver og afleveringer?

Fordi det er en Master of Professional Studies, så får du den praktiske del med, og undervisningen gør brug af rigtig mange real-life cases samt gæste speakere fra mode- og marketing branchen. Vi berører emner som PR, social media, cause marketing, new media marketing, consumer insights etc. Jeg har undervisning fire gange om ugen (10 timer). På kandidaten ligger dine timer eftermiddag og aften. Du fordeler selv dine timer over mandag til torsdag og vælger om du vil møde 15-17:30 eller 18:30-21. På mit første semester, fordelte jeg mine timer over 3 dage, så jeg have to korte og en lang dag. På mit andet semester har jeg valgt at have fire korte dage. Der er en del cases-studies og afleveringer løbende.

Hvordan er fordelingen mellem amerikanere og internationale, og hvordan er klasse størrelsen?

Der er en god blanding af amerikanske og internationale studerende. Måske et svagt overtal af amerikanere. Mange af de internationale studerende er fra Indien og Kina. Der er typisk er mellem 10 og 20 elever i mine klasser.

Tredje Q&A kommer til at omhandle min finansiering af uddannelse, husleje i New York mm. så stay tuned for den del.


It’s time for the second round of my ‘Studying in New York Q&A’. This time around I’ll answer your questions about the level of education plus quality of the school and the courses etc. Obviously Covid-19 has changed how some things work at the moment but overall, what I posted below describes pretty well how I experience LIM College. If you are interested in more details about what I am studying, the application process etc, you can go read about that part here.

How is the school overall?

I’m not in a position to really compare LIM to other schools like Parsons and FIT but I am truly happy attending LIM and I find most of my courses super interesting. For reference, I did my AP graduate in Branding & Marketing Management at VIA Design in Denmark and I really loved that education. Most often I am really excited for my classes and I find the assignments really insightful. You definitely have your preferred professors so I will recommend doing some research before choosing your course and professor.

How is the level of the education?

I have to say that I have never really seen myself as someone who would pursue a Master’s degree. I actually really feared that I would struggle so badly with the level of studies. Especially when the courses are not taught in my native language. But that hasn’t been the case at all. I think that I found the right place with an MPS because it’s focused more on the practical rather than research. I remember one of my coworkers telling me that as long as you are good at writing essays and analyzing cases then you will be fine doing an MPS or MBA degree.

How do the classes work? Workload, assignments etc.

Because the degree is a Master of Professional Studies, you get a good combination of real-life cases and theory. All professors come from the marketing/fashion business industry and bring a lot of insight from the industry into the classroom. We touch on topics such as PR, Social media, cause marketing, new media marketing, consumer insights etc. I have classes four days a week (10 hours). Classes are Monday through Thursday and lies from 3-5:30 pm or 6:30-9 pm. In my first semester I chose to have classes three days a week which meant that I would have one long and two short school days. This semester I have chosen to have four short days instead. There are quite a few case studies and assignments throughout the semesters.

How is the distribution between American natives and International students, and what is the class size?

I think there’s a good mix of American natives and international students. The majority of the international students come from China and India. My classes usually have between 10 and 20 people.

My third Q&A will be about tuition and living expenses so stay tuned for that, guys! And feel free to ask any questions you may have about the education.

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