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)
"why do people with bad breath always want to tell you secrets?"
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!
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 ALLMAKE Badger buy you a drink whilst you're there too so its all good right.........? lol
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
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