First day at CSM Kings X

by Anne

We finally started school on Monday, and it was our first time ever to go to the new Central Saint Martins location at Kings X. It’s basically very old brick buildings mixed with steel and glass. Very cool, but far from finished. It’s still quite the building site. As usual, pictures say more than a thousand words, so here we go!

The outside of the main entrance, still a building site...

Your first meeting with the inside of the building. It's huge!

Monday was pretty chaotic. Loads of students and teachers and what not running around like headless chickens trying to work out where to go. The security is pretty darn strict, no entry anywhere without the proper passes. My student card is programmed to allow me entrance to “my” areas, but nothing was working yet, so we all had to go through the security checkpoint manually. (As in some big security dude checking everyone’s cards… It was time consuming to say the least.) But, we finally got in, and still had plenty of time to go before we met the rest of the 2nd year BA Graphic Students for our course intro meet. Gjøvik University College ( my home college in Norway) is so stupidly small… Here, at CSM, we are about 7-800 Graphic Design students, and that makes us the biggest course of the whole site. Which is pretty sweet. We can dominate the location, and the tutors all mentioned this in their welcome speeches.

Here’s some of the inside of the building.

Finally inside our new college campus!

This is actually a coffee stand, inside the building. Gives you an idea how big this place is.

View towards the Library at CSM Kings X

Everything is so new and shiney at this place. Even the bathrooms are flawless!

The whole meeting was one huge confusing information boost. We got to choose what path to walk during this semester, and my choice easily fell on Illustration. I need to become stronger in communicating through images, so I think this will be very interesting. To add some more typography related stuff, i will do a Typography Short Course after the semester is done in mid December. And as study abroad students, we get these courses for free.

One big, quite mind blowing experience later, I was in dire need of a pint. To spare the wallet, I was a good girl and just had a half pint at the Worlds End in Camden. Love that place!



We did get 2 assignments already, one is already handed in, and the second one is in progress. I will do a post on this later. It’s challenging, but fun!