Monday, 26 March 2012
Interviews, interviews, interviews.
We're right in the middle of Interviews for the University of Lincoln Creative Advertising programme at the moment and the standard of work on display this year is satisfyingly high.
It's not just the projects in the folio's that are impressive, the students themselves have been just as entertaining as their work and have made the whole process energetic and inspiring.
We realise that some people get a little nervous before interviews and we don't believe that you get the best out of people when they're feeling that way. That's we try to conduct things in a fun and informal way whilst still asking some searching questions.
So what are we looking for in a portfolio? It's important to remember that we don’t expect anyone to have done any advertising before they join the course (but we don’t mind if you have!). Your portfolio should show your best work (not everything that you’ve ever done) that demonstrates a wide range of media (drawing, painting, collage, photography, sculpture, design, creative writing, textiles etc.), an inquisitive open mind, creative thinking, intelligence and wit. And when we interview you we are very keen to meet students who are good at communicating verbally as well as visually.
Finding out if Lincoln University's Creative Advertising course is the right course for you is very important and so we encourage interviewees to ask the staff and student crew some questions of their own in order to help make up their minds.
So if you're reading this blog post and you happen to be coming to see us with your portfolio over the next few months then consider thinking of some questions beforehand to make the most of your time with us.
We look forward to meeting and seeing the work of the next generation of Creative Advertisers!