How To Succeed In
Your ART Interview

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Here, we have compiled just a few loose guidelines for you to take note of. All the best!

Be Yourself, Relax

Take a deep breath to relax & centre yourself
before you walk in. The best thing you can do, is to
be natural, authentic & be yourself. The interviewer
wants to relate with the unique individual that is you.

Prepare Your Portfolio

Set time to prepare your portfolio to the
best of your ability so that you are confident
of your work when it comes to presenting it.

Believe in Yourself

When you believe in yourself & your work, others will too.

Verbal Skills

If you feel you have issues with speech, which many visual artists
do, practise in front of a mirror. Hearing your words clearly helps
the interviewer to add another dimension to get to know you &
your work. If you have issues with answering questions, practise
discussing your artwork with someone you feel comfortable with
beforehand. Get them to ask you some questions just to practise.

Organise & Label Your Work Clearly

Remember that the interviewers will be sifting through
hundreds of portfolios. Arrange the series of work
in a coherent manner. Make your labels short & to
the point. Put the ‘wow’ piece as the top piece,
that will help to draw attention to your folio.

Be Punctual

Arrange to get to the interview ahead of schedule time
to familiarise yourself with the space & to relax.
To ease yourself, imagine yourself in a relaxing place.
Being punctual also shows consideration.

Dress Appropriately, Be Clean

Dress how you feel would give a good impression of who you are.
There is no need to wear anything formal but
we recommend that you look and smell clean.
Stay away from using strong perfumes or cologne.

Be An Open Learner

Nothing is more attractive to a lecturer or teacher than a student
who is open to experimenting & enthusiastic about learning new
things. The chances of the interviewer feeling that you are
suitable candidate is when they see someone who is open
& keen to learn from what the college has to offer.

Some key questions that may be asked during an art interview.
Practise answering them!

* Which artists / architects / designers / film makers inspires you?

* Which recent exhibit did you visit & what was your impression of it?

* Why have you chosen art for higher studies ?

* Why have you chosen to join this art university?

* What is your inspiration for this piece of work that you’ve done?

* Why have you chosen to do this series of drawings?

* Tell me more about this piece of work.

* What are your interests in life?

* Who do you admire & why?

Awesome Examples of Art Portfolio Work!

We hope that inspires you to create yours !