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    I've been given an interview for the 4th but i'm deffinately not going..
    I honestly can't believe they'd send me the interview pack on the monday for an interview on the friday? - that's really harsh, especially as they ask for a project to be done!
    That's not the reason i'm not going though, i've just lost my motivation for it now and tbh i'm very happy with plymouth uni!
    also i have my plymouth interview the week after and i want to spend my time getting my portfolio ready for that and not rushing!


    Good luck to you guys for friday! - in my route A interview the guy asked about observational drawing and mentioned "drawing on the bus, or on the way too school? etc" - so i think you should deffinately include some of that! (i didn't have much)
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    EddTQ: You sure? You have an extra opportunity, why not grab it anyway?


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    Gah, interview at Bournmouth 2 days after Falmouth, W00t for being far enough away to merit staying the day inbetween! Holiday!

    Good luck, you all best win at interviews! ^^
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    My interview's at 1:30

    Just to be the daft one who doesn't get the brief - are you going to just do three paintings/whatever and leave it at that, or write a little something about each influence?
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    EddTQ: If you explained it to them they would understand, and if you did much at all on the project they would then be pretty damn impressed.
    Stuff like that happens with uni's heh..
    I would try look at it as an opportunity like Quicksilver says.

    I got a letter telling me I had to be at the uni for an interview the same day once haha, although that turned out to be a mistake lol

    Good luck to you others! That extra effort is worth it!
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    I'm With the others EddTQ, At least if you go to that interview and get in you'll know that you CHOSE not to go there, not have regrets later or whatever? And turning around a quick project shows you and them that you can deal with high pressure/short notice commissions (just make sure you TELL them that you had such short notice...)

    um yeah and all you interviewees can meet up after and have a little CA outing and surely you can ALL MAKE Badger buy you a drink whilst you're there too so its all good right.........? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atastrophea View Post
    um yeah and all you interviewees can meet up after and have a little CA outing and surely you can ALL MAKE Badger buy you a drink whilst you're there too so its all good right.........? lol

    im all for THAT....badger...ready your wallet..cause theres quite alot of us!

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    Ha, I'm making my stepdad drive me so I'd have to send him away for a while

    Actually, I was going to do that anyway, embarrassing man that he is.
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    same here...guna scoot my mum off....i hate panicing infront of her....cause lets be honest....im guna be crapping myself!

    can i just ask..has anyone posted anything portfolio wise in the SB or something!? some final benchmarking may be in order lol
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    Nah, I haven't photographed any of my college stuff. A lot of the drawings I've posted recently are in one of the sketchbooks I'm planning on handing in though.
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    Well i sort of have a vague portfolio put up on here, but theres a lot missing from it
    http://lefranart.blogspot.com/

    Also I'll be badger's bodyguard! not paying for everone's beers!
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    bloody! this place got busy, hello everyone! my computer died long ago, i've just built a new dual core 4gig ram to see me through till graduation.

    Lefran sent me here.

    I want to cover a few points.

    EddTQ, the belief that recieving a project on the monday and not being able to do it for friday isn't wise. On the course you will be set over night projects because thats how the industry works, I know people who do work for clients like the guardian and you'll be having a coffee with them, they'll get a phone call and need to have an editorial in for 8am following. What i'm trying to say is 5 days is tonnes of time, i produce 2 colour illos in a good day, i'm sure you can get your project done.

    Portfolio for UWE, take all the observational drawing you consider good, make it big, make it varied. You want to show passion, attention, draftsmanship and flair.
    Make sure your finished work is all up to scratch and mounted, on white i'd say.
    Bring all your sketchbooks, all of them.
    Also, you can edit it down in the room if you think you want to make last minute adjustments.

    further to consider:

    I can't buy you drinks, i'm a broke badger.

    I might be the one interviewing you with a course leader.

    Don't expect university education to be like school education, that is where most people get frustrated, you need to find your own grove here. There is no BEST place to go, there is your place, the place you feel you would benefit the most from being, sounds a bit zen? it is.

    Bristol is awesome.

    And my CA sketchbook is so out of date i wouldn't use any of the work their anymore. I'll try and update my blog soonish
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    Welcome back to the thread Badger! Thanks for those points and to anyone else whos contributed and given their words of wisdom in this thread so far.
    Speaking for myself, I dont know what my chances are of getting in, but regardless i feel better prepared for it by having read peoples thoughts and input here.
    And if your wondering why im posting at 2.10am, yes im up drawing and cramming
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