Visual Arts Interviews
To apply for the Bachelor of Visual Arts or Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) you must lodge an application with the NSW University Admissions Centre (UAC); or the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).
To be eligible for selection to the Bachelor of Visual Arts or Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary), and in addition to satisfying normal entry requirements of the University, you are asked to have an interview to present a portfolio of work. The interview provides you with the opportunity to question staff about all aspects of the course and to demonstrate evidence of aptitude for and commitment to your proposed area of study.
Applicants for the Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) please note: You will be required to meet the relevant ATAR, OP or equivalent, in addition to the successful review of your portfolio.
Candidates will be selected for the program on the basis of:
- the quality of the portfolio
- the potential for development
- familiarity with contemporary art practice
- communication skills.
Your e-portfolio should be representative of your artmaking especially over the past two years, and include images of:
- 2D and/or 3D works such as paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints HSC major works, thematic projects
- journal and sketch book pages
- any other material.
Applicants are also asked to:
- complete the Visual Arts Admission Questionnaire for 2013
- provide a curriculum vitae (CV) listing art-related activities, general experience, employment history, and other courses undertaken.
Interviews will be conducted at Sydney, Lismore and by telephone on the following days:
- Sydney – Monday, November 12, 2012 as scheduled
- Lismore and telephone – Monday, November 19 to Friday, November 23, 2012 as scheduled
All applicants will be sent an information letter from mid-October onwards with interview details and options.
Applicants who have not been contacted by end of October should call the Interview Co-ordinator on +61 2 6620 3831.
Applicants who apply for their course after November 2, 2012 will need to contact the Interview Co-ordinator on +61 2 6620 3831 to arrange an interview.
Applicants who choose Sydney as their preferred interview location are required to bring their portfolio of work on DVD/CD, their CV and completed Visual Arts Admission Questionnaire with them on the day.
Applicants who choose Lismore as their preferred interview location are required to bring their portfolio of work, thier CV and completed Visual Arts Admission Questionnaire with them on the day.
Applicants who choose telephone as their preferred interview option are required to submit an e-portfolio of their work, their CV and completed Visual Arts Admission Questionnaire prior to this scheduled day.
Please contact the School of Arts and Social Sciences:
t: +61 2 6620 3831
Or call the University's toll free number:
t: 1800 626 481
Updated: 22 October 2012