You will need to prepare and submit the following as part of the application:
1. DIGITAL PORTFOLIO
Your portfolio may include photographic or video examples of your best art/craft/sewing and costume-related work; documentation of the development process of some items; and documentation of the inside of finished garments would be appreciated. Portfolios should be no more than 15 pages long and only include your best work.
Please provide these as links in your PDF. The max file upload size is 80Mb.
Please title your digital Portfolio submission as: fullname_portfolio_BFACOSTUME_2024
You will upload your Portfolio in the ‘Course Specific Application Requirements’ attachment section of your online application.
2. GARMENT PROJECT
Make a garment for yourself, a friend or family member using one of the following commercial patterns OR a pattern you have of your own that includes a collar and set-in sleeve:
Please contact NIDA if you are having difficulty obtaining a pattern: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the following in preparing your garment:
- Make the pattern as it exists. Do not alter the basic pattern unless it is for the purpose of a better fit. You may use any fabric or combination of fabrics, decoration and finish that you wish.
- Please do not spend a great deal of money on your materials. We will be looking at your creativity and technical skills rather than the value of the materials themselves. Interpret the design in any way that you wish within the limits of the given shape.
- Photograph the garment being worn by the person for whom it was made; styling is encouraged.
The garment project is an important point of discussion at your interview. NIDA is particularly interested in viewing the finished quality of what you present, but remember, skills can be developed by practice and guidance, and NIDA will provide these if your application is successful.
Your garment project must be sent to arrive at NIDA in advance of your interview.
Please send your garment to:
Student Services (Applications)
215 Anzac Parade
Kensington, NSW Australia 2033
NIDA will post your garment back to you after we have completed our selection.
3. WRITTEN RESPONSE
You will be asked to write a short response to images of a costume provided through a link, which will be emailed to you after applications have closed. We ask that you complete this at a time of your convenience before your interview.