对于申请英国院校的小伙伴来说,2019-2020学年可谓是起起伏伏的一年。英国工签政策的颁布,让很多英国艺术院校成为留学市场最热门的“香饽饽”。人气的暴涨让一部分院校措手不及,比如今年皇艺的申请,先是多次修改DDL,后来在申请那一天又出现网站崩盘的现象。申请人数骤增,竞争力的加大,院校对申请者的要求也水涨船高,除了作品集部分的审核外,最后阶段面试环节院校也提高了对申请者各方面实力的综合考量,以确保挑到最适合的申请者。

今天马克笔设计留学的程老师就总结了英国院校的面试经验和技巧帮助大家顺利地通过最后一关,到达自己最心仪的院校。

我们都知道,申请的第一关是作品集的审核,我们按照不同院校的作品集要求修改我们作品集的格式,英国院校可以提交的格式大致有几类,PDF格式,JPG图片格式,还有网站链接格式。文件的大小每个院校也会有不同的限制,所以看清要求,对应着修改自己的作品集版面是每个申请者要做好的第一步。按要求提交申请之后,我们要做得就是耐心等待,很多学生在等待面试邀请的时候内心都非常着急,每天恨不得刷新几百遍邮件,眼巴巴地等着面试的邮件进来,哈哈哈哈,小伙伴们的心情我们是理解的,但还是要放平心态,在等待的时间里,我们可以好好地重新审视我们的作品集,充分地准备之后的面试。

现在我们就来说说面试这一部分的情况,我们在下面列举了常见的面试问题,面试问题基本分为两大类,我们把提问频率高的问题给大家标出来了,方便大家查看。

第一类是询问个人信息:
1. You have been study (xxx) for how long? And you are going to graduate in June?
2. How have you improved from the beginning of the course /your work till now? Tell me something about.
3. Is anyone teaching you art or helping you?
4. Why you want to change to…(针对跨专业申请)
5. What did you do since you graduated from …?
6. Why not choose to study Masters first without working first? (Some majors explicitly require working experience, and no work experience should be prepared to deal with it.)
7.What advantages do you have that enough for you to apply for … courses? What makes you feel that you are good at …?

第二类问题是综合考察专业技能,第二类问题又可以分成三部分

第一部分是设计制作类:
8. Select one piece of works which you like best? And why?
9. Which is your recent work? And tell me about that.
10. Talk about one of your most challenging projects and why?
11. Where did you get your inspiration from? / What is your starting point?
12. Where do you get the fabric/material?
13. Have you drawn any pictures which relates to this work?
14. How long did it take you to make it?
15. Did you make the real pieces or did you just make them on the computer?
16. Do you like to get the inspirations from difference places such as movie, theatres, cultures, going to museums, histories?
17. Take me through your work/portfolio.
18. Please show me the most creative parts of your design.
19. What medias have you used?
20. Select one piece of works which you think to need to improve?
21. What skills do you want to learn or do you want to improve?
22. What theory related your … project?
23. In your portfolio/project, which part is the most difficult for you? And how do you deal with that?
24. What techniques and/or skills do you want learn/develop?
25.How does the functionality of your work manifest?
26. Choose a project to talk about how you tell a story.Choose a piece of work that you think is the most story-telling. Talk about how your work communicated with the audience? (Interactive Design)
27. Details: There is a reason for the use of each element and the choice of finished materials. Why …?

关于行业调研:
28. Which designer/artist/journalist/blogger… do you like best? Why?
29. Do you know (xxx) (People or Organization)?
30. What happed in (——) industry in this two years? / What is the biggest thing happening in (——) area now?
31. Tell me something about your study plan? (research, context, methodology, equipment) (Master application only)
32. What’s your research question? What will you do? (Master application only)
32. What do you think MFA is about? (Master application only)
33. Many people have studied your study plan. What is different about your research? (Master application only)

关于职业规划:
34. What do you want to be in the future?
35. What is the dream job for you in the 10 years later?
36. Which type of (womenswear) designer do you want to be in the future?
37. What kind of people do you plan to design for in the future?
38. How to survive yourself in the strong competitive environment?

接下来跟大家说说面试时的情况,英国院校给学生发面试邀请的时候,一般会在邮件里写清楚,学生可以选择来英国这边的院校进行面对面的面试,也可以选择在线上用Skype这个软件进行面试。大部分的中国学生还是选择用Skype远程面试的,在skype面试的时候,同学们要注意选择一个网络顺畅的地方,而且要提前调好摄像头的角度和声音的大小,在Skype里同学们可以提前拨打一个自动电话进行自我调试。这些准备工作看起来小,但是每一样都不能少。

如果在面试开始了之后,出现没有声音,没有画面的情况,就会很影响面试流程,也会很大程度上影响面试官对你的第一印象。一切设备都调试好了之后,同学们就可以放平心态,开始准备面试了。一般的英国院校面试时间都在15-20分钟左右,不会过长,皇艺的有些专业除了面试之外,还增加了笔试的环节。比如,皇艺的IDE和产品专业都有过一小时的笔试环节。但是由于今年的申请人数骤增,今年的皇艺取消了面试的环节,而是通过提交的材料去评判。至于以后需不需要面试,我们都不敢确定,所以同学们还是要最好准备。

文章作者:程雅秋
英国皇家艺术学院产品设计硕士
擅长产品服务系统设计、用户体验设计和硬件Arduino交互

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