Interview Guide for Applicants
We are excited that you have chosen to start your application with AIE Institute! As part of the application, we may interview you to assess your suitability for the course and establish any support that you may require. Common questions to be asked in the interview relate to teamwork, educational history, what you would want to gain from the course and your long-term career aspirations. You may also show examples of work from your portfolio. The Admissions Panel will advise if they need you to submit further materials.
This guide will help you prepare for your interview.
Applicants can bring in a physical portfolio or digitally on a USB drive or by sharing through an online storage service such as Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive.
Portfolio for Game Programming Major
A programming portfolio should show an aptitude for programming or scripting in any programming language, as demonstrated through samples of work. We would be interested in looking at any projects you have written code for. We would like to see actual code samples as well as the compiled working applications.
Portfolio for Game Design Major
A design portfolio can include any design work you have created, such as a game, a user interface, an industrial product or an object with a specific function. We are seeking to understand the process you have followed o reach the design goal in mind. We would also be interesting is looking at how you have communicated your ideas using written and visual work, which can be instructional, informative or entertaining.
Portfolio for Game Art Major
An art portfolio should display creative ability using a medium the applicant is most familiar with, such as pen, pencil or charcoal or a particular type of software, such as Adobe Photoshop. It should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to take the creative process from concept to presentation and may any form of visual media including digital or physical sketches, paintings, video clips, animation, multimedia, sculpture, photography, life drawing and graphic design.
Points to consider for your interview:
- Your reason for choosing AIE Institute
- Your reason for choosing this course and discipline area
- Your study goals and long-term career goals
- Your perceived academic strengths/ academic weaknesses
- Your ability to work in a team
- Your previous study or experience in game art, game programming or game design. For example, any previous study, knowledge or experience with digital art software, game design related tools, game engines, production, coding, online courses or tutorials or any other related fields.
During the interview, you will have an opportunity to tell us a bit more about yourself and why you think you would be suitable for the course. Please also provide us with any relevant information so we can support you in your learning. If you have any questions or concerns, please do ask us!