DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A 2020 SAE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT?

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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A 2020 SAE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT?

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So you are getting close to finishing year 12, you have decided to study in the creative industries and apply for an SAE scholarship, good for you! Please read on for some tips and tricks to help your scholarship submission stand out from the crowd. 

THE ESSENTIALS 

Before you get stuck into planning your portfolio and personal statement, firstly ensure you meet the eligibility criteria, please see details of eligibility criteria and entry requirements here.

Your Portfolio

  • A portfolio should be a comprehensive representation of your current skills and abilities and reflect your creativity. 

  • Feel free to put more than one example in, but don’t put in everything you have ever created, be discerning and choose your best works. 

  • Please ensure your Dropbox or Google Drive link that houses your portfolio is on a public setting. We are unable to evaluate your work if we are unable to access it. Get someone NEW to check that they play properly.  Relying on your own check or someone you regularly share with may not show up a permissions error.

  • Keep it interesting! The selection panel wants to be excited about your work and your potential.
  • Your work doesn’t have to be the most technically advanced yet, that's why you are coming to study with us, but it does need to showcase your passion for your chosen field, and your creative approach to the themes.

  • Keep it short, but varied. Cut together the “best bits” of several things if that is appropriate.


500 Word Personal Statement 

  • Provide information about your background and motivations behind your work. 

  • Be honest with your goals and ambitions. 

  • Demonstrate your leadership qualities - what would you bring to campus life?

  • Please proofread your statement, this is very important. Grammatical and spelling errors will overshadow the content (get someone to check it over for you just to be sure). 

  • Stick to the word limits. Try not to be under too much and definitely don’t go over. 


THE EXTRAS

While the portfolio and personal statement are the two minimum resources you are required to supply to us, there are a few optional extras you can provide to support your application. 

  • References - who can support you and knows what a legend you are? Choose academic, professional and personal referees (but not your parents!)

  • Your resume, and other supporting documentation such as awards or qualifications but please ensure they are relevant.


Some bonus tips 

  • Don’t be afraid to sell yourself, if ever there is an opportunity to talk yourself up, this is it! 

  • Make it unique, just like you. 

  • Go the extra mile, the selection panel will be able to see the effort you have put in. 

  • Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get chosen, talent and skills are something that can be developed and finding your voice can be a learning journey. Don’t give up! 


Ready to show us what you’ve got?

2020 Scholarship applications close in less than 2 weeks! (October 31, 2019)
For further information and details on how to apply, please visit sae.edu.au/admissions/scholarships/


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The #saecrew is made up of professional staff, lecturers, tutors, students and graduates representing facets of the creative media industries and beyond.

 SAE offers courses in Animation, Audio, Design, Film and Games. We also offer postgraduate certificates, diplomas and master programs.

If you are interested in a future in the creative industries, why not join the #saecrew.

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