Q: Do you have any advice for international students who are unsure or nervous about becoming or working in the creative arts industry in Australia?
A: With hard work and effort into your work, you will become more confident in yourself and your abilities. What is the phrase? It is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.
- Dr. Colin Perry, Melbourne Academic Manager
On March 31st, Spiible and AIT collaborated on a Free Design Portfolio Workshop for international students studying creative arts in Melbourne. We’d like to thank everyone who attended and for AIT for their informative presentation and help. We hope that everyone had a great time and found that the presentation worthwhile.
For anyone who does not know, AIT stands for Academy of International Technology. They offer a variety of courses in the creative arts industry, including animation courses, game design courses, film making courses, and much more. They have campuses in both Melbourne and Sydney.
Dr Perry spoke about what portfolios are, identified the different kinds and outlined and exemplified ways in which we can make our portfolios stand out from the crowd. For those who were applying for work or applying for a course, this would provide you will many insights that you may choose to apply to your own portfolio. Every individual hoping for a career in the creative industry will need to submit one at least once during their work life, so stay ahead of the herd and be prepared!
Here is a few snippits of things that he mentioned in case you forgot.
- Variety – Your portfiolio should demonstrate that you have a variety of skills not just one!
- Be selective – Exhibit your best only. Do not show them everything.
- Don’t forget digital - Include a digital copy of your best work so the assessors can easily flick through your work
- Experiment with colour and shapes – Think of different ways to exhibit your own unique creative personality when designing your portfolio and stick out from the crowd. While you want to appear different, remember to try not be a nuisance!
For more information about AIT or if you have any questions about living or studying in Australia, feel free to contact Spiible at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to help!