It’s a way to explore, a way to develop your ideas in a wide variety of directions. We can choose to develop our work in the direction that we want, our course is open to a variety of media. This affords us the luxury to be more free with our ideas than other courses, this freedom should reflect in the nature of our work and through our development thoughts and processes.
As to the question; Are you an Artist or Designer? I believe that I am a Designer at heart with artistic influence, this is due to my feeling the need to design something worth making. Something that has a purpose.