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Jewellery Interview and Folio Advice

Information for your Jewellery folio presentation and interview.

Your interview will be an informal discussion around your creative practice, technical skills and what you hope to gain from studying jewellery at Melbourne Polytechnic. It’s also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the program, teaching staff or the institution.

In the Zoom meeting interview you and the interviewing teacher will discuss your folio of work. This
should include a minimum of 5 pieces of work. You do not need to present any jewellery items.
Your folio may include drawings, paintings, 3D objects, sculpture, photography etc. Your folio should
demonstrate ideas, skill and evidence of artistic ability as well as a potential for growth. If you have
completed a jewellery short course please include work that you made during your course.

Click here to book your Certificate III interview.

Click here to book your Advanced Diploma interview.

Here are a few tips:

  • Digital folios are requested while interviews are taking place on Zoom. Please photograph
    your work and email files to jewellery@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au once you have
    received your Zoom interview invitation.
  • Save files to be easily recognised as yours. E.g. samsmith_folioimage01.pdf
  • In the interview, one or two people will look at your folio and ask questions about the
    technical and conceptual aspects of your work. You may be asked about recent exhibitions
    you have seen, your favourite artists, who you have spoken to about the industry you want
    to work in, and what your plans are upon completion of the course. The interview staff are
    very approachable and understand that you may be nervous. They are interested in seeing
    your work and in answering any questions you might have about the course.
  • We are looking for candidates who demonstrate a commitment and enthusiasm for the arts
    and their chosen course area. Motivation and dedication are regarded highly.
  • We'd love to see images of your sketch books as well as any of your finished jewellery or
    artwork.

Good Luck!

If you have any further questions after the interview, please call the Jewellery Department on
03 9269 8980 and we will be happy to answer your enquiry.

We look forward to meeting you.

Click here to book your Certificate III interview.

Click here to book your Advanced Diploma interview.

Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design MEM60211
Visual Art - Full Time - Fairfield, Prahran
VTAC Visual Art - Full Time - Fairfield, Prahran
Our Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design MEM60211 is a two year, full-time dynamic course.
Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture - Apprenticeship MEM30619
Visual Art - Apprentice, Part Time - Fairfield
Visual Art - Apprentice, Part Time - Fairfield
Turn your passion for creating beautiful jewellery into a rewarding career. Our nationally accredited MEM30619 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture runs at our Jewellery Centre - learn techniques, knowledge and expertise from our dedicated teachers.
Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture - Non-apprenticeship MEM30619
Visual Art - Full Time - Fairfield
Visual Art - Full Time - Fairfield
Turn your passion for creating beautiful jewellery into a rewarding career.
Certificate II in Engineering - Jewellery MEM20105
Visual Art - Part Time, Pre Apprentice - Fairfield, Prahran
Visual Art - Part Time, Pre Apprentice - Fairfield, Prahran
Acquire the strong foundation you need in jewellery making. Turn your designs on paper into pieces of art. Whether you have the ambition of becoming an artisan jeweller, working in the industry, or one day owning your own business - this is a great introductory course to get you started.
Wax Working for Jewellery
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Are you wanting to bring your Wax Working Jewellery ideas to life? Our Wax Working for Jewellery short course will teach participants a range of wax working skills whilst using wax carving, forming, shaping and joining techniques whilst also learning about the Lost Wax Casting process. This course is suitable for beginners and participants that have some knowledge.
Intermediate Jewellery
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Our Intermediate Jewellery course provides the inspirational progressive step for participants who have completed the Introductory Jewellery course or who have basic jewellery skills.
Introductory Jewellery
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Do you have a sparkling desire to handcraft your own jewellery? Our teachers will expertly guide you to develop the basic skills that will get you started on your jewellery-making journey. Learn the techniques of making simple jewellery; filing, fabrication and soldering skills.
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