My Interview …

So today I have been to Manchester and back, and I think the interview went pretty well!! So a very good day indeed.

There was only two of us being interviewed this afternoon – which shocked me! – but apparently they only have between 35 and 40 students per year as students in total… And considering the amount of people who apply (something stupid like 400) I am feeling rather proud and confident that I was given the opportunity to attend an interview there.

The women who interviewed us gave us a quick talk/presentation on the course as a whole; what sort of work they do each year, competitions and various study trips. Something that was made very clear was that the course was definitely driven more to the architectural side rather than interior furnishings (that would be the worst course for me …). And because of this, I knew I was in the right place.

Even sat in “The Gallery” (a little cafe which holds live music from time to time!) I knew that I was sitting in the right place…

I think everything is coming together slowly now… And all I really need to do is focus on my school work to make sure I get the best possible grades in August – and one’s which I deserve!!

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An Update – My First Interview!

I think it’s about time I gave everyone an update on what I’ve been up to this last week and why I haven’t been posting!!

For the first part of this week I have been gathering together all of my recent work to put into a portfolio. After this was all together and looking as sleek as possible, I set off for my first interview at De Montfort (Leicester) on Tuesday.

It was a great experience, but probably one of the most nerve-racking at the same time! The man who was interviewing me asked why I wanted to study interior design and why DMU. I told him, and we talked about interior design as a whole for about ten minutes – it was very informal, almost like a chat, which was such a relief.

Having had our conversation I was feeling very confident about my portfolio of work I’d brought along with me and felt quite pumped up to express my passion.

After going through the whole thing, he told me that he really admired my work and the variety of things I’d bought along. He said I would bring a lot to the course and that he is going to recommend me a place. This doesn’t mean I have a place, but it means that I am almost there!!

Going back to DMU felt incredible. Other than possibly Manchester Metropolitan, it is definitely one I can clearly picture myself studying at.

With the first interview out of the way, I am now feeling a lot more confident for the others!

(I will be uploading some pictures of my portfolio over the weekend).

My First 3D Model is Born

Today, I decided it was about time to create my first three dimensional model – with the inspiration from some modern buildings.

Having collected a bag of matchsticks from school and cardboard from Christmas – I was sorted.

I started with the walls and initial structures…

my starting point...

To start with, I didn’t really know where this would lead me, but I had to start somewhere.

Here is the bird’s eye view of the first stages…

overview...

Some of the walls, beams and stilts still look a little off balance, but I soon sorted this out when the ceiling and first floor was put in.

I added an initial ceiling to the ground floor, and then started on the walls of one side of the first floor.

Here is my finished model…

my first ever model is finished!!!

The floors and ceilings are sill a little unbalanced and I’m missing a pillar to hold up the first floor’s ceiling, but for my first model, I think this is a good start!!

Independent SketchBook

I thought I would give you all an insight to a few pages of my sketchbook (so far…)

Some still life sketches (all freehand) :

Two still life sketches

And also some three dimensional sketches which are a must for interior design:

Three dimensional freehand sketches

All of the universities I visited earlier in the year really emphasised a necessity in freehand sketching. Since that De Montfort open day, I have had this sketchbook glare at me everyday and therefore making me sketch more and more.