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How to Succeed in
Your ART Interview

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Be Yourself, Relax

Take a deep breath to relax & center 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

Rushed artwork can be easily spotted by trained eyes. So set enough time to prepare your art portfolio so that you may feel confident that you have done your best when it comes to presenting it.

Believe in Yourself

Believing in yourself & your work is an important factor in gaining the confidence & trust of others. When you have conviction in your abilities & value what you are doing, it will be evident to those around you & they will be more likely to believe in you & your artwork as well.

Verbal Skills

If you find verbal communication daunting, a common issue many visual artists face, practice speaking in front of a mirror or discuss the processes of your artwork with someone you feel comfortable with. It is important to present yourself with clarity to any interviewer.  

Organise & Label Your Work Clearly

Remember that the interviewers will be sifting through hundreds of art portfolios. Arrange the series of work in a coherent manner. Make your labels short & to the point. Put the ‘wow’ artwork at the start, that will help to draw your audience in, to create curiosity about you & your art. 

Be Punctual

Arrange to get to the interview ahead of schedule time to familiarise yourself with the space.  For online interviews, test your equipment beforehand to avoid any unnecessary technical glitches.  To relax yourself, imagine yourself in a relaxing place.  Be punctual, it 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 & smell clean. Stay away from using strong perfumes or cologne.

Be An Open Learner

A student who is open to experimenting & enthusiastic about learning is attractive to a teacher. An interviewer is more likely to feel you are a suitable candidate when they see someone who is open & keen to learn.

Practise answering these common questions asked during art interviews.

Practise answering these common questions asked during art interviews.

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

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

* What is your inspiration for this piece of work or this series of drawings?

* Why have you chosen to join this art university?

* Why have you chosen art for higher studies?

* 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