Art and Design interviews

To apply for the Bachelor of Art and Design, an application must be lodged with the NSW University Admissions Centre (UAC); or the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

NSW University Admissions Centre (UAC)
Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC)

To be eligible for selection to the Bachelor of Art and Design and in addition to satisfying normal entry requirements of the University, applicants will be invited to an interview to present a portfolio of work. The interview provides the opportunity to question staff about all aspects of the course and to demonstrate evidence of aptitude for, and commitment to their proposed area of study.

Interview dates

Our next round of interviews for STAR Early Entry begin on Monday 28, Tuesday 29  and Wednesday 30 September 2020  at our Lismore campus. For all other applicants, interviews are on 23 -27 November 2020 at our Lismore campus.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews for 2021 commencement of the course may be conducted by phone or online. If this occurs, applicants will need to submit an online portfolio and attend a video interview (via Zoom) or phone interview. Updates will be provided as soon as possible.

If you cannot make these dates, the final round will be held in January 2021. Dates are yet to be confirmed.

Interview requirements

Within each 20 minute interview, applicants will be asked to present a folio of works. Applicants will be selected for the program on the basis of:

  • the quality of the portfolio
  • the potential for development
  • familiarity with contemporary art practice
  • commitment
  • 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:

  • provide a curriculum vitae (CV) listing art-related activities, general experience, employment history, and other courses undertaken.

After the interview

Southern Cross University will contact all applicants of Bachelor of Art and Design after the first UAC and QTAC on-time application closing dates at the end of September, and until the last closing dates in early February.

Applicants who have not been contacted by the end of January should call the University on 1800 005 687.