> All applicants onto the BA in Fine Art course are invited to a formal interview. A major part of the interview process is the presentation of a portfolio of work, demonstrating your previous and current creative interests. This will allow you the opportunity to select a collection of your endeavours and show us your achievements to date.
Demonstrating your creativity,
concepts and enthusiasm.
We would recommend:
> Examples of Research.
> Current Work [even if unfinished]
> Independent Work [produced outside of a qualification]
> Sketchbooks [important in showing your idea development]
>Written Work [Essays etc.]
And a range of artwork, which could include:
> Drawing & Painting
> Video, Film, Audio Recordings
> 3D Design | Sculpture
> Graphic Communication
> Digital Imagery
WHAT TO INCLUDE?
It is up to you to select what to include, but consider:
> relevance to the course.
> demonstrate skills.
> demonstrate variety.
> can you talk confidently about the work you select.
WHY DOES THE INTERVIEW REQUIRE A PORTFOLIO?.>
The portfolio is the best way for you to demonstrate your current art interests to a audience. It provides the interviewers with a clear understanding of the way you work, how you use materials and helps us assess your suitability for the Fine Art course .
WHAT IS A PORTFOLIO?.>
A art portfolio is a collection of creative documents, which are collated together. They act as a visual reference to highlight your creative journey.
WHAT IF I HAVE DIGITAL WORK SUCH AS FILM, ANIMATION or VIDEO?
If you have digital work which you would like to include, we would suggest transferring any files onto a USB and bringing this with you. During the interview process there will be the opportunity to show these works via a monitor.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PORTFOLIO AT INTERVIEW?.>
As part of the interview process you will be asked to present and discuss your portfolio to a small panel of individuals. This will be part of a longer interview process which will include other elements such as a tour of the School of Art.
HOW DO I PRESENT MY PORTFOLIO?.>
There is no set requirement or size of portfolio. Whatever is suitable to present the work.
But we suggest:
> Keep it simple and organised.
> Be practical - what you can carry.
> Just bring your best work.
> Bring photographic imagery of large sculptures etc.
> 1 or 2 Small 3-D works are fine.
> Start and end with strong work.
> Have an order - i.e. chronological or grouped projects.
> Be able to talk about the work you have selected.