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    For a BA Fine Art course, an in-person interview is typical. The problem is I have extreme social anxiety, and although I could attend the course in person because it's a different context, an actual in-person interview terrifies me. Do you know if it would be possible to get a Skype and/or telephone interview instead in my situation? I know that international students can get a Skype interview for BA art related courses at university typically, I think. I am not an international student but still...? Anyone?
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    For a BA Fine Art course, an in-person interview is typical. The problem is I have extreme social anxiety, and although I could attend the course in person because it's a different context, an actual in-person interview terrifies me. Do you know if it would be possible to get a Skype and/or telephone interview instead in my situation? I know that international students can get a Skype interview for BA art related courses at university typically, I think. I am not an international student but still...? Anyone?
    You'll have to ask the uni, but it could be possible. They may ask you to provide a portfolio digitally or via another method. It's definitely worth giving them a ring, or dropping them an email to ask.
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    Hi moon4

    It can be possible - at least for us anyway. I would recommend that when you speak to you each institution that you are interested in, you should try and chat with their Student Services Teams too. They can do their best to manage your expectations and provide support (even if it's just communication internally about what might help you).

    For those incidences where you might not be offered an alternative interview, it could be useful to find out what happens in a face to face to interview in order to help prepare for it.Everyone does interviews slightly differently so you might come across a format that might be sensitive to your anxiety than you imagine.

    Wishing you all the best,
    Lou

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