How to Prepare for your Fine Art Interview | Newcastle University

How to Prepare for your Fine Art Interview | Newcastle University


– Hello and welcome. This video is gonna give you tips on preparing for your interview. When you come for interview, you’re gonna bring your actual portfolio with original work in it. Bring as much work as you can, we’ll look at everything that you bring. It’s probably gonna have more work in it than you originally sent to us, for example you’re gonna be able to include whole sketch books,
not just pages from them. Whatever you bring, we’re gonna look at, including work that might
be on tablets, on laptops, we’re interested in work that might be from the non fine art
parts of your programme, like fashion or design or media or just work that you’ve
made outside of your studies. You’re gonna be interviewed by two members of staff and a student. And before the interview,
the student will take you on a tour of the department. You’ll get all sorts of advice about how to put your portfolio together, you know, you’ll want us to
look at certain things first, just forget it. When we get your portfolio,
which we’re gonna look at before you come into the interview, we’re gonna take it apart, we’re gonna spread it across a long table so it’ll all be in a bit of a mess when you come into the interview. Try not to put things into plastic folders because we’re gonna take the
work out of them as well. Just use them if you really need to protect some quite delicate work. The interview will last about 25 minutes. We make them as informal as possible. We think they’re relaxed
and conversational but we’re not being interviewed, you are and so we understand you may
still find it quite stressful. Try not to worry about this, we’re used to interviewing lots
of different kinds of people so just try to be yourself. We’re gonna start the
interview by asking you to choose a piece of work to talk about. So that might be the most
recent piece of work, it might be something you
think is really successful, it could be something that hasn’t worked but is really interesting to talk about. And we’ll have work that we
want to ask you about as well. We’re also gonna ask you about what exhibitions
you’ve seen recently, what books you’re reading,
what films you’ve been to see, and importantly, we’re gonna ask you if you’ve got any questions for us. And my advice about that
is do your research, have a look at the
website, talk to friends about what questions they might have asked because when we ask you that question, if you don’t write them down, they’ll just disappear out of your head. We’ll also want to know why
do you want to study fine art? And why do you want to come to Newcastle? So here are five tips on
preparing for the interview: bring as much work with you as possible, make that be a really big range of work, prepare some questions to ask us, be prepared to talk about why you want to study here in Newcastle, and most importantly of all,
just relax and be yourself. So you can find more
information on our website, you can get in touch with us direct with any questions you’ve got and thanks for watching and good luck.

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