What should you consider when going for an interview?
- Research and learn about the place you are being interviewed for
- Know and understand the subject
- Consider recent events within the subject
- Consider how you present yourself – appearance; don’t over think it, wear something comfortable but remember to be presentable
- Consider what they’ll ask and prepare answers for the questions
- Consider something to ask them so you sound passionate
- Confidence, work with yourself – you know yourself so work to your own advantage, play to your personality
- Perhaps take extra things in case you suddenly realise you need to stand out from the rest
- Be professional – remember that this is your future
- Show that you have thought about your future
- Consider the type of interview, prepare for it
What kind of things might you expect at an interview in the Creative Arts?
- Expect them to ask questions about yourself, your portfolio and your personal statement
- Expect to show development – show your potential
- Constructive criticism
- Need to be aware of specialsm, what’s currently going on
- Problem exercises
- Group interviews
- The interviewer going through your portfolio without you being there
- The interviewer doing something unexpected, such as grabbing your sketchbooks and barely looking at your actual portfolio
- Expect the unexpected
If you could picture yourself in 5 years time, where would you be and what would you be doing?
- I hope to have finished my masters degree, be moving to another country – perhaps Dubai – to go straight into industry.
If you were awarded a grant of £3,000 for a major art project, how would you use the money?
- I would create something current, something relevant to the issues in today’s society – feminism, Trump, global warming – to attract as many people as I could.
- I would want to do something shocking, something that sparks passion or anger in viewers, something that people remember.
Do you have a vision for your work?
- I vision my work being successful in industry. I hope to be unique and stand out.
How do you want other people to respond to your art?
- I want them to appreciate, to ask questions, to have an opinion and be passionate in some way.