Portfolio and Interview Guide
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Portfolio and Interview Guide

Applicants who wish to apply to LCI Melbourne must submit a portfolio and attend an interview.

SELECTION INTERVIEW AND PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION

A selection interview and portfolio presentation is an informal, friendly discussion about your ambitions, interests and any relevant work experience. It is an opportunity to showcase a selection of your best creative work. You will be interviewed by one or two people, who will ask questions relating to LCI Melbourne's Selection Criteria.

THE PORTFOLIO

While not expected to be of professional quality, the portfolio should show your ability to generate design ideas.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A STUDENT PORTFOLIO

  • Varied developmental ideas including drawing (any media the applicant prefers)
  • Evidence of development of ideas towards design or arts output
  • Use of various media aligned to their field of practice
  • Any work in preferred field demonstrating enthusiasm for the subject
  • Evidence of an understanding of what the program offers
  • A concise portfolio indicating self-curation and critical ability

WHAT HAPPENS AT AN INTERVIEW

  • Interview candidates + portfolios arrive at given time
  • Portfolio reviewed by academic and admissions staff team prior to interviews
  • Individual interviews (approx 15 mins) at appointed times
  • In interview, aspects of the portfolio will be discussed to establish what understanding the applicant has of (a) the field of interest and (b) the LCI Melbourne Program

TYPICAL QUESTIONS

    • Why have you chosen this program?
    • What will you be doing next in your current work?
    • Which do you think is the most successful project in your portfolio and why?

    WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR AT AN INTERVIEW

    • Ability to research a variety of concepts and arrive at a design solution
    • Demonstration of an enthusiasm for design and arts
    • Sensitivity in 2D or 3D development
    • Required IELTS Score: 6.0 (international students)

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