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    I applied for a Graphic Design course at different universities and they all invited me for interview but I’m feeling pessimistic that I may not get accepted because my art portfolio is not as relevant to the course. I’m doing A-level fine art and mostly of my work are paintings and drawings and I don’t have a lot of works that’s been done digitally except for my edited photos. Worse case scenario is that my sketchbook could be useless to bring because all I got in there are painting trials, drawings, non-graphic artists and some photos. What else can I do to make the interviewer feel that I’m worth giving a place to?

    And if ever I get accepted, which I’m feeling pessimistic about, will I find myself struggle on the middle of the class where most of the students studied Graphic design as a subject in 6th form or college?
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    (Original post by Jeojangjeojang)
    I applied for a Graphic Design course at different universities and they all invited me for interview but I’m feeling pessimistic that I may not get accepted because my art portfolio is not as relevant to the course. I’m doing A-level fine art and mostly of my work are paintings and drawings and I don’t have a lot of works that’s been done digitally except for my edited photos. Worse case scenario is that my sketchbook could be useless to bring because all I got in there are painting trials, drawings, non-graphic artists and some photos. What else can I do to make the interviewer feel that I’m worth giving a place to?

    And if ever I get accepted, which I’m feeling pessimistic about, will I find myself struggle on the middle of the class where most of the students studied Graphic design as a subject in 6th form or college?
    If they've given you an interview then they clearly think you could a good fit for the course, just try and show how passionate you are about doing graphic design.
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    (Original post by Jeojangjeojang)
    I applied for a Graphic Design course at different universities and they all invited me for interview but I’m feeling pessimistic that I may not get accepted because my art portfolio is not as relevant to the course. I’m doing A-level fine art and mostly of my work are paintings and drawings and I don’t have a lot of works that’s been done digitally except for my edited photos. Worse case scenario is that my sketchbook could be useless to bring because all I got in there are painting trials, drawings, non-graphic artists and some photos. What else can I do to make the interviewer feel that I’m worth giving a place to?

    And if ever I get accepted, which I’m feeling pessimistic about, will I find myself struggle on the middle of the class where most of the students studied Graphic design as a subject in 6th form or college?
    Fine art is pretty relevant to graphic design, in terms of composition, colour choice, shading/ lighting so that's definitely in your favour I'm not applying for graphic design at uni but do it as a hobby - if you've got access to photoshop (or if not, pixlr.com) maybe have a go at something simple (e.g. simple/ minimal cover design, designing a poster) to get a small portfolio if you're worried
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    (Original post by Jeojangjeojang)
    I applied for a Graphic Design course at different universities and they all invited me for interview but I’m feeling pessimistic that I may not get accepted because my art portfolio is not as relevant to the course. I’m doing A-level fine art and mostly of my work are paintings and drawings and I don’t have a lot of works that’s been done digitally except for my edited photos. Worse case scenario is that my sketchbook could be useless to bring because all I got in there are painting trials, drawings, non-graphic artists and some photos. What else can I do to make the interviewer feel that I’m worth giving a place to?

    And if ever I get accepted, which I’m feeling pessimistic about, will I find myself struggle on the middle of the class where most of the students studied Graphic design as a subject in 6th form or college?
    Hi there,

    Don't be disheartened! You may be studying Fine Art, but you're likely to have transferrable creative skills that could be applied to Graphic Design, and we can teach you the software for digital work.

    In your portfolio, try to show a range - so you mentioned painting, drawings, photos, a few digital examples etc. Put these in to show what you can do, and then watch this video from one of our Graphic Design/Illustration lecturers for advice on how to do your portfolio interview:
    https://vimeo.com/album/4284984/video/193875752

    You also have a good opportunity to explore Illustration in case that's more for you, as our Graphic Design and Illustration students are taught together in the first year to build a foundation of skills, before specialising in one of the pathways. You could apply for Graphic Design, but specialise in Illustration in years 2 and 3 and graduate with an Illustration degree if you decide that's more for you.

    Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds - they're not all Graphic Design college students!

    Hope this helps!

    Feel free to get back in touch with any questions

    Kind regards,

    Rhianna

    School of Creative Arts
    University of Hertfordshire
 
 
 
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