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  • When I applied, I applied for every course that I possibly could within

  • Interior Design in Melbourne.

  • And made sure I checked VTAC. I read everything I could on VTAC.

  • I checked it pretty much daily.

  • With VTAC, when you're applying, the deadlines are so important

  • so check the requirements.

  • To prepare for my course, I ... my school didn't offer photography as an option

  • so I knew I had to study outside of school. I looked at a lot of YouTube videos and

  • anything that I could find that would help me boost my skills. So by the time

  • I got to the end of Year 12 I was pretty prepared for what I needed to

  • do at university.

  • For my Preselection kit, I checked VTAC to make sure that I knew exactly what I

  • needed for my course and interview. I had to answer a few questions, too,

  • for the teachers to get to know me and enter a certain amount of images

  • of my work.

  • It's really critical to understand there are many ways to get to where you

  • want to be. If you don't get into the program you want the first time around,

  • if you've applied broadly, you've got choice.

  • I would really also advise you to attend the Open Day.

  • So that's a really important moment where different programs

  • open their doors up to prospective students and that's a

  • really great way to get a sense of what each course is really like.

  • So design courses, for instance, are really different across different

  • organisations, so by attending each Open Day you will really start to understand those differences.

  • Yeah, I think the common mistakes with the students presenting their work

  • through folio, is that they rely on the subjects they might have just done in school.

  • Now, those subjects are important but we also want to see work that's

  • particular to you, so your own hobbies, your own interests, you know, let

  • them shine through the work because that's what's really going to set you apart

  • from the others and that's what really makes you interesting to us, that we see

  • you're already engaged with the design community.

  • When you're putting your folio together, I think it's really good to think about

  • who you are what you're passionate about, what you're interested

  • in and then use that to assemble the kind of folio that best represents you.

  • I think the best way to present a folio is to really communicate your own

  • work and that doesn't mean an expensive folder or any of those kind of formats

  • just present your own work in a really good way. Keep it simple and to the point.

  • We want to see your work, we want to see what you're interested in. We want to see

  • your creative ability.

When I applied, I applied for every course that I possibly could within

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    ben posted on 2017/05/29
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