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Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School

Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School

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Visual Arts Audition information


GENERAL CRITERIA that candidates will be assessed on for VISUAL ARTS

  • Technical skills 

  • Portfolio quality 

  • Creativity and imagination 

  • Adaptability and knowledge of various Visual Arts genres and styles 

Advice for VISUAL ARTS PORTFOLIO submissions:

Prepare a portfolio with at least 10 examples of original artworks. They should have been created within the last 2 years.

• Your portfolio should show a range of different artworks. These could be in the form of drawings, paintings, prints, graphics, and sculpture. Your portfolio should display your interest and passion for the Visual Arts, as well as your level of current expertise.

• In regard to themes, we recommend that you focus on the main genres of Visual Art. These include portraiture, the figure, landscape, still life, and abstraction. Please avoid submitting artworks based on ‘Anime’. Whilst we appreciate many young students are drawn towards this particular style, it is NOT a feature of the Visual Arts Syllabus. Craft works are also to be avoided.

Please be creative in your portfolio and pay attention to detail.

The presentation should be attached to the application submission as a PDF or PPTX file.

Name your file before attaching to your application submission  e.g John Smith Visual Arts Audition.

Attach the Audition Video self-tape along with other supporting documentation when submitting your application form.

Additional to the Portfolio, attach your Introduction Video following these questions.

During the LIVE INDIVIDUAL audition, students can expect to:

  1. Introduce yourself. Tell us about your prior experiences as a Visual Arts student.

  2. What are your particular skills and  interests in the Visual Arts? What do you want to learn more about?

  3. What would you consider to be the most challenging aspect of artmaking?

  4. What are you most looking forward to as a student of Northmead CAPA High School?