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    Next September, I am doing an animation and illustration course . I got my interview date today. It's on the 14th of November. However, they sent me stuff about bringing a portfolio in. The thing is, I don't have one! I have drew some facial expressions of my character. They also want to see GCSE art work, but I am not starting my Art IGCSE until January. So shall I just tell them that? They also want to see written work, for example, responses to exhibition visits and artist research.

    Should I draw my 2D characters and write about them to give them some insight of how I think? Idk what I should do. I have no GCSE art work at the moment.

    Do you illustrate in your spare time? Maybe you can find some illustrations created at home that you can include in your portfolio. My son had an interview last year for an animation/filmmaking course, he was home educated so didn't have any school work to share but he had loads of film, illustration and animation work from his home studies. He was accepted onto the course without any issues and started in September, he's loving it. You'll probably find the portfolio really is just to show them that you have enthusiasm for the subject. If you're really enthusiastic about it then you probably create in your spare time, even if you haven't started any courses at school yet. The writing I think is to judge your level of English to make sure you can analyse and reflect on your work and the work of others. Maybe pick an animator or illustrator who you admire and write about them, describe their work and explain what you like about it and why it inspires you. I guess my message is that even if you have no school work to show in a portfolio, take at least something done at home, it won't look good to go with nothing to show them. Good luck with your interview!
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