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Visual arts interviews

To apply for the Bachelor of Visual Arts an application must be lodged with the NSW University Admissions Centre (UAC); or the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

NSW University Admissions Centre (UAC)
Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC)

To be eligible for selection to the Bachelor of Visual Arts and in addition to satisfying normal entry requirements of the University, applicants will be invited to have an interview to present a portfolio of work. The interview provides the opportunity to question staff about all aspects of the course and to demonstrate evidence of aptitude for and commitment to their proposed area of study.

Interview requirements

Candidates will be selected for the program on the basis of:

  • the quality of the portfolio
  • the potential for development
  • familiarity with contemporary art practice
  • commitment
  • communication skills.

Your e-portfolio should be representative of your artmaking especially over the past two years, and include images of:

  • 2D and/or 3D works such as paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints HSC major works, thematic projects
  • journal and sketch book pages
  • any other material.

Applicants are also asked to:

  • complete the Visual Arts Admission Questionnaire PDF
  • provide a curriculum vitae (CV) listing art-related activities, general experience, employment history, and other courses undertaken.

Interview details

Southern Cross University will contact applicants after the first UAC and QTAC on-time application closing dates at the end of September until the last closing dates in early February.

Interview dates will be posted here by the end of September 2016.

Portfolio interviews for the 2017 intake will be conducted at Lismore and by telephone.

Applicants who choose Lismore as their preferred interview location are required to bring their portfolio of work on USB/DVD/CD together with a CV and completed Visual Arts Questionnaire, on the day. However, it will be possible to also bring small pieces of work.

Applicants who choose telephone as their preferred interview location are required to submit an e-portfolio of their work to bva.interviews@scu.edu.au including a CV and completed Visual Arts Questionnaire, prior to their scheduled interview day.

Applicants who have not been contacted by the end of January 2017 should call the University on 1800 626 481.

Further enquiries

Contact the Future Students team online or by phone.

T: 1800 626 481

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