Visual Arts Folio Requirements


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 interview you will need to present a 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 bring in work that you made during your course.

Here are a few tips:

  • If you have work that is too large to transport bring in photographs.
  • Digital folios are also acceptable. You might choose to present your folio in a digital format. If you are doing this it is recommended that you bring it preloaded onto your own device.
  • 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 your sketch books as well as any completed finished jewellery or artwork.

If you have any further questions after the interview, please call the Jewellery Department on 03 9269 1623 or 03 9269 8980 and we will be happy to answer your inquiry.

Good Luck!

We look forward to meeting you.

Program Leader
Visual Arts jewellery
Caz Guiney

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