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We know interviews can be stressful. Not to mention presenting your portfolio or body of work to a complete stranger for the first time. To assist with your interview preparation we have provided some information that will hopefully make the experience more enjoyable and rewarding for you. If you have any specific questions in advance of your interview please feel free to call LCAD direct on +613 9495 6622 or email admin@lcad.edu.au.

Considerations

The following guide has been created to make your interview as rewarding as possible.

What to expect

As part of the LCAD application and enrolment process, prospective students will be required to attend an interview with our Course Coordinator or delegated teaching staff in order to discuss their suitability and review their portfolio of work and previous experience. If you are an international student not currently residing in Australia we will contact you to arrange a remote interview via Zoom. Interviews are held one on one with our Course Coordinator and typically take around 40 minutes to complete.

What is covered?

Interviews typically cover your previous education, prior experience, folio of work/artwork, interview discussion, appropriateness of the course or qualification against the evidence supplied by the prospective student. Typically we like to discuss what area of art you are interested in and why, if you have practiced art/design outside of learning institution, what you think the course can offer you, what projects/folio pieces best represent you and your vision for the future, where do you look for inspiration and what you feel are the most important aspects of your work/practice.

What should I prepare?

We encourage you to research your course or subject and be prepared to answer specific questions about your area of interest and creative background. You should also ensure that your folio of work/artwork is up to date and presented well. Our courses and single subjects are popular and prospective students invest a great deal of time and energy into presenting their work. We also encourage you to arrive a little early to your interview so that you can immerse yourself in the environment and find your feet.

What should I talk about?

The one thing that you can guarantee is that the interviewer is going to ask you about your folio of work/artwork. While we are interested to hear about what you have done, we are equally interested to hear about why and how it was done. This should provide you with an opportunity to talk about who and what has influenced you, the methods and techniques you have used and what you have learnt along the way.

What should I bring to the interview?

Prospective students will be required to bring their own artwork or artwork folio, their High School Certificate (or other higher award, Certificate IV or higher). If you have not completed Y12 or cannot find your High School Certificate you may be required to sit a language, literacy and numeracy CSPA test at an arranged time.

Can I ask questions?

Yes of course! We encourage you to ask questions and make the most of your interview experience.

What about international students?

International students must have at least one interview with LCAD. If you are an international student not currently residing in Australia we will contact you to arrange a remote interview via Zoom. If this is not possible then email interviews will be conducted (which is often more than one). Please note that all international students will also require a 5.5 IELTS test score for English or equivalent if English is their second language.