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    I have my interview with goldsmiths tomorrow for fine art, has anyone here had theirs for just fine art (not with history of art) yet?
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    (Original post by neworder_)
    I have my interview with goldsmiths tomorrow for fine art, has anyone here had theirs for just fine art (not with history of art) yet?
    Yes, I had mine today via skype. I had two tutors i suppose, and one BA student (if i haven't heard wrong) so, no ****ing idea why the student was there for (maybe for me to ask questions since i wasn't physically present, which is a bit stupid considering the short amount of time...) well, overall , i preferred the slade interview 10000x more (although being physically present is completely different).

    Well, they just asked me to speak about the piece I considered the strongest and then did some standard questions about my practice, if there were any artists that i thought might have similar concerns... nothing "abnormal".

    Then they asked me if i had any questions for them and I did some about the seminars etc and workshops and asked if there would be any staff member there to help if needed. Then the ba student brilliantly intervened (maybe just to make her presence seem less irrelevant) and said "well there's no pottery class if that's what you wanna know". AHAHAH. They sure made an effort to find the perfect specimen of stupid ugly obnoxious ***** to represent the goldsmiths alumni. slade: 10 | goldsmiths -0 (or minus 10).
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    (Original post by ksader)
    Yes I had mine today via skype. I had two tutors i suppose, and one BA student (if i haven't heard wrong) so, no ****ing idea why the student was there for (maybe for me to ask questions since i wasn't physically present, which is a bit stupid considering the short amount of time...) well, overall , i preferred the slade interview 10000x more (although being physically present is completely different).

    Well they just asked me to speak about the piece I considered the strongest and then did some standard questions about my practice, if there were any artists that i thought might have similar concerns... nothing "abnormal".

    Then they asked me if i had any questions for them and I did some about the seminars etc and workshops and asked if there would be any staff member there to help if needed. Then the ba student brilliantly intervened (maybe just to make her presence less irrelevant) and said "well there's no pottery class if that's what you wanna know". AHAHAH. They sure made an effort to find the perfect specimen of stupid ugly obnoxious ***** to represent the goldsmiths alumni. slade: 10 | goldsmiths -0 (or minus 10).
    oh wow i'm quite surprised they asked you standard interview questions, i expected it to be more intuitive like slade tbh. haha i have heard that they get ba students to stand in during the interview, probably she was the only one who was willing to do it and was the only one available! I feel super unprepared for it, hope they don't go all intense on me, have heard that their interviews can be either relaxed or really gruelling.
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    oh wow i'm quite surprised they asked you standard interview questions, i expected it to be more intuitive like slade tbh. haha i have heard that they get ba students to stand in during the interview, probably she was the only one who was willing to do it and was the only one available! I feel super unprepared for it, hope they don't go all intense on me, have heard that their interviews can be either relaxed or really gruelling.
    I mean, for me it was relaxed... i said what i needed to say and was chillin' because, to be honest, if i don't get in in slade i might consider CSM instead...
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    (Original post by ksader)
    Yes, I had mine today via skype. I had two tutors i suppose, and one BA student (if i haven't heard wrong) so, no ****ing idea why the student was there for (maybe for me to ask questions since i wasn't physically present, which is a bit stupid considering the short amount of time...) well, overall , i preferred the slade interview 10000x more (although being physically present is completely different).

    Well, they just asked me to speak about the piece I considered the strongest and then did some standard questions about my practice, if there were any artists that i thought might have similar concerns... nothing "abnormal".

    Then they asked me if i had any questions for them and I did some about the seminars etc and workshops and asked if there would be any staff member there to help if needed. Then the ba student brilliantly intervened (maybe just to make her presence seem less irrelevant) and said "well there's no pottery class if that's what you wanna know". AHAHAH. They sure made an effort to find the perfect specimen of stupid ugly obnoxious ***** to represent the goldsmiths alumni. slade: 10 | goldsmiths -0 (or minus 10).
    I think the Slade is there to relax you as much as poss so that you can easily express who you are as an artist.

    Goldsmiths is all about seeing how battle hardened you are for war, they want to see people who will stand by their work no matter how much **** they're on the receiving end of (and they will be on the end of quite a lot of **** believe me) so that when the critics come along pencils sharpened they dont suddenly realise that the emporers naked and give in. (poor joke but u get my meaning)
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    (Original post by ksader)
    Yes, I had mine today via skype. I had two tutors i suppose, and one BA student (if i haven't heard wrong) so, no ****ing idea why the student was there for (maybe for me to ask questions since i wasn't physically present, which is a bit stupid considering the short amount of time...)
    They have a BA student in all their interviews, they have just as much say as the tutors do as to whether or not you get in
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    Goldsmiths was really relaxed for me, the lady apologised to me because she kept me waiting a tiny bit and she was just like "oh let me carry your portfolio in for you, you've been waiting so long" and I was just oh no you don't have to, but she did it anyways. so maybe some of you will get her( I don't remember her name because -brain-) as she was so nice and sweet haha, but still thoughtful and critical about my work obviously. The BA student in mine was really nice, I think she tried to catch me out with one of her question but I recovered. Although I do have to say we ran out of time and they didn't ask me if I had any questions for them, they just said like brilliant, thank you for coming in. I really hope that, that was because we ran out of time and because they forgot and not because they were just sure that they didn't want me but yeah.

    Although I do have to say before I went in, with exception of the receptionist(?)/lady who organises the interviewees together, everyone seem a bit cold and all the student had this like up tight air to them, or at least some of them did ( there was like one who smiled at me) so I don't who spoilt their coffee supply.

    but overall I think the interview was nice and not really how everybody made it out to be, this is not to say they didn't ask critical questions about my work/artists.. because they did, but yeah it was chill beans.

    In other news I had my interview at Leeds today and that was just so weird, they interviewed me with another interviewee and he didn't mention my work in it at all he just took it in to look at, which I wasn't expecting. (tbf it was for fine art with contemporary cultural studies) but yeah that was a weird experience + me being sleep deprived from the 4 hours drives up there, but this is just me going on a tangent now.

    but yeah not putting that much hope on Slade, because the interview was so subpar, it seems like Goldsmiths or CSM are seeming like really good choices right now. Goodluck to anybody who have upcoming or had Goldsmiths interview tho.

    -okay this is the end of this mini essay
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    (Original post by ieestok)
    They have a BA student in all their interviews, they have just as much say as the tutors do as to whether or not you get in
    So, a ****ing first year goldsmiths BA STUDENT (AHAHAHHAHAHAHAH) is going to evaluate my work based on his/hers vast life and academic experience? (and, of course, they will be very grown up about it and put away jealous infantile feelings and do a very professional and informed evaluation, OF COURSE, BECAUSE THEY ARE SO EXPERIENCED AND LIVED)

    Oh man, I feel so stupid for applying for this place. I feel like apologizing to my work for submitting it for such eyes.

    This interview consisted of an obviously unqualified person so I won't even count that. The other two were polite and asked me basic questions and when I answered they would ask new questions which answers were already embodied in my previous statements, which obviously led me to believe they weren't the most enlightened, sophisticated minds. But it went super smooth, I was so relaxed and in control because, honestly, i don't give a ****.

    Slade tutors on the other hand, I could tell that they completely listen and understood my answers and weren't doing redundant questions, they seemed capable, educated, experienced people.

    BERTIEWALLACE123 I'm starting to be on your anti-goldsmiths boat, dude. I already got a place at chelsea, an interview at kingston and waiting for CSM decision. If Slade doesn't accept me will be CSM a better 2nd choice? Not a fan of the fashion crowd at all but Goldsmiths is out of question obviously. I mean the director of the art department not only is an art critic - probably the most mediocre/ pretentious thing a human being can be labeled as -but a critic of JEFF KOONS- probably the most imbecile artist that ever walked this planet.

    p.s. In my inocent, unraped mind I thought the interview was supposed to be a reading of my work, not administrative crap, but in the end they questioned my ability to pay the fees, i was like, **** yeah, capitalism in my ass :clap2:
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    (Original post by ksader)
    So, a ****ing first year goldsmiths BA STUDENT (AHAHAHHAHAHAHAH) is going to evaluate my work based on his/hers vast life and academic experience? (and, of course, they will be very grown up about it and put away jealous infantile feelings and do a very professional and informed evaluation, OF COURSE, BECAUSE THEY ARE SO EXPERIENCED AND LIVED)

    Oh man, I feel so stupid for applying for this place. I feel like apologizing to my work for submitting it for such eyes.

    This interview consisted of an obviously unqualified person so I won't even count that. The other two were polite and asked me basic questions and when I answered they would ask new questions which answers were already embodied in my previous statements, which obviously led me to believe they weren't the most enlightened, sophisticated minds. But it went super smooth, I was so relaxed and in control because, honestly, i don't give a ****.

    Slade tutors on the other hand, I could tell that they completely understood and listen my answers and weren't doing redundant questions, they seemed capable, educated, experienced people.

    BERTIEWALLACE123 I'm starting to be on your anti-goldsmiths boat, dude. I already got a place at chelsea, an interview at kingston and waiting for CSM decision. If Slade doesn't accept me will be CSM a better 2nd choice? Not a fan of the fashion crowd at all but Goldsmiths is out of question obviously. I mean the director of the art department not only is an art critic - probably the most mediocre/ pretentious thing a human being can be labeled as -but a critic of JEFF KOONS- probably the most imbecile artist that ever walked this planet.
    Why are you shaking tho
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    (Original post by ksader)
    So, a ****ing first year goldsmiths BA STUDENT (AHAHAHHAHAHAHAH) is going to evaluate my work based in his/hers vast life and academic experience? (and they will be very grown up about it and put away jealous infantile feelings and do a very professional and informed evaluation OF COURSE, BECAUSE THEY ARE SO EXPERIENCED AND LIVED)

    Oh man, I feel so stupid for applying for this place. I feel like apologizing to my work for submitting it for such eyes.

    I mean this interview consisted of this obviously unqualified person so I won't even count that. The other two were polite and asked me basic questions and when I answered they would ask questions again which answers were already embodied in my previous statements, which obviously led me to believe they aren't the most enlightened, sophisticated minds.

    Slade tutors on the other hand, I could tell that they completely understood and listen my answers and weren't doing redundant questions, they seemed capable, educated, experienced people.

    BERTIEWALLACE123 I'm starting to be on your anti-goldsmiths boat, dude. I already got a place at chelsea, an interview at kingston and waiting for CSM decision. If Slade doesn't accept me will be CSM a better 2nd choice? Not a fan of the fashion crowd at all but Goldsmiths is out of question obviously. I mean the director of the art department not only is an art critic - probably the most mediocre/ pretentious thing a human being can be labeled as -but a critic of JEFF KOONS- probably the most imbecile artist that ever walked this planet.


    ahhahaa loving the 'SO EXPERIENCE AND LIVED' remark no jk just a gd way of putting it.

    Honestly I can't rate CSM, I looked round and frankly it was as ok (not great) as Goldsmiths, in fact if anything it was less fine arty. I have a numbr of reasons for disliking CSM though, the primary reasons being the lack of studio space, weird location (its behind KC&SP which I just find eurgh) and incredible volume of fashion victims/students who just seemed to radiate shallowness.

    Kingston and Chelsea are in my view far more welcoming institutions. Of the CCW crew Chelsea are kings due to their prime location and more fashionable alumni, and CCW is above Kingston so I'd kind of go for Chelsea if I were you. THAT SAID Kingston is fast becoming a more cutting edge art school and is in a up and coming area so it could be a more progressive investment (if thats the right term) also the accomodation down their is cheaper as is cost of living etc.

    Entirely depends on what sort of an atmosphere, course, future you want.

    I always do this kind of simplification but anyway,

    Chelsea: mroe resepect, better tutors, prime zone 1, BUT expensive and quieter than others

    Kingston: progressive, potentially good investment, edgy scene, cheaper than most BUT out of the way, more students (i think?) poorer quality
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    (Original post by ksader)
    So, a ****ing first year goldsmiths BA STUDENT (AHAHAHHAHAHAHAH) is going to evaluate my work based on his/hers vast life and academic experience? (and, of course, they will be very grown up about it and put away jealous infantile feelings and do a very professional and informed evaluation, OF COURSE, BECAUSE THEY ARE SO EXPERIENCED AND LIVED)

    Oh man, I feel so stupid for applying for this place. I feel like apologizing to my work for submitting it for such eyes.

    This interview consisted of an obviously unqualified person so I won't even count that. The other two were polite and asked me basic questions and when I answered they would ask new questions which answers were already embodied in my previous statements, which obviously led me to believe they weren't the most enlightened, sophisticated minds. But it went super smooth, I was so relaxed and in control because, honestly, i don't give a ****.

    Slade tutors on the other hand, I could tell that they completely listen and understood my answers and weren't doing redundant questions, they seemed capable, educated, experienced people.

    BERTIEWALLACE123 I'm starting to be on your anti-goldsmiths boat, dude. I already got a place at chelsea, an interview at kingston and waiting for CSM decision. If Slade doesn't accept me will be CSM a better 2nd choice? Not a fan of the fashion crowd at all but Goldsmiths is out of question obviously. I mean the director of the art department not only is an art critic - probably the most mediocre/ pretentious thing a human being can be labeled as -but a critic of JEFF KOONS- probably the most imbecile artist that ever walked this planet.

    p.s. In my inocent, unraped mind I thought the interview was supposed to be an reading of my work, not administrative crap, but in the end they questioned my ability to pay the fees, i was like, **** yeah, capitalism in my ass :clap2:
    also what do you have against Jeff Koons?

    They say you hate things/people who resemble you most..... JKJK
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    Why are you shaking tho

    is she/he shaking?


    Am I shaking?
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    (Original post by bertiewallace123)
    also what do you have against Jeff Koons?

    They say you hate things/people who resemble you most..... JKJK
    Yes me and Jeff Koons resemble each other very much, specially on the porn consumption part. But he goes for Cicciolina, i'm more of a Sasha Grey kinda person.
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    (Original post by bertiewallace123)
    is she/he shaking?


    Am I shaking?
    Am I shaking? Who is shaking? Are we all shaking?
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    (Original post by ksader)
    Am I shaking? Who is shaking? Are we all shaking?

    I feel shaken.
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    GOLDSMITHS INTERVIEW -

    I feel I covered everything that I wanted to talk about & feel very satisfied with how it went 25mins long


    First thing they said was that they remembered my portfolio & that they watched one of my YouTube videos!
    & the third year student walked me out & told me I'd done really well & that my work is different


    They stated straight away that they weren't interested in any brief set college work. It was strange how we were standing up - the majority of the interview.


    We all watched the my DVD portfolio together whilst questions asked -


    so what is this ? (Pointing to me in the video interacting with drawing)
    Have you added new work?
    What exhibitions in Jersey/London have you seen?
    favourite fine artists?
    Why this course?


    & the man pointed to my sketchbook and said he had to touch it & looked through every page


    3 weird questions asked I think to provoke a reaction were -


    Are your sketchbook & DVD case sculptures ? (Both covered in bubblegum pink fur & PVC)


    Your sketchbook to me is grubby do you think it is?
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    (Original post by neworder_)
    I have my interview with goldsmiths tomorrow for fine art, has anyone here had theirs for just fine art (not with history of art) yet?
    I have my interview today too!!! I'm travelling across from the border with WALES -.- this is the third time i have had to lug my portfolio across the country just for a short 30 mins of scary stuff 😂😂 what time is your interview?


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    I have my interview today too!!! I'm travelling across from the border with WALES -.- this is the third time i have had to lug my portfolio across the country just for a short 30 mins of scary stuff ����������
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