(Original post by ca_daisy)
Hiya, I had an interview for the makeup course and I got a place
so just thought I would share my experience for those who have interviews coming up!
It was a one on one interview but there was a group of about 8 of us and we had a tour of the makeup rooms and studios then we were asked to wait whilst the two course tutors took us off individually to interview us.
The tutor I had was really nice and laid back, I have a makeup course background already so I had a small portfolio but she asked me to show her art work also and to be honest she seemed more interested in that!
It doesn't matter if you don't have a makeup background because I think the way they see it is, they can teach you makeup but they want to see evidence that you are already an artistic and creative person. (I just had with me a scruffy sketchbook with life drawings and paintings of the beach where I lived but she seemed to like!)
She did also ask me about makeup, who my influences are and I told her about things I did to keep up to date in the world of makeup such looking on makeup websites, looking at Editorials in Vogue etc, watching films and attending IMATS (international makeup artist show) This is just me personally so just mention why you are passionate about makeup and what inspires you and you should be fine!
It was all such a blur but the only thing I can think of is her asking me why I want to go to AUCB. It seemed she was trying to catch me out and I think she said something like 'You must have applied to others too right?' so I just made sure she knew how much I wanted to go there specifically, how I had done my research and this seemed like the best course for me.
Overall I would suggest:
A strong Makeup/Art portfolio.
A list of films, makeup artists in film, tv or fashion etc that inspire you in the back of your mind just in case you are put on the spot
Also an Artist that inspires you, just in case you are asked about your artwork.
How passionate you are about makeup and being creative
A real enthusiasm for working hard and learning about the industry
Obviously every interview is different and you could get asked completely different questions, especially if you are not interviewed by the same person as me, but I think as long as you are well prepared you should be fine!
Sorry this is really long I just thought it might be useful if you are having an interview, so if you are....good luck!!