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Art Interview Questions

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for your interview, you should also review typical fine artinterview questions asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interviewing skills section of the SU Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Quinncia or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Below are sample Fine Art interview questions.

General Art Questions:
-How long have you known you wanted to be an artist?
-What media do you prefer and how did you come to use it as your primary one?
-When did you first become interested in art?
-Were you making art in high school?
-How did you get involved with a gallery?
-How do you show your work if not in galleries?
-Where do you get ideas for your art?
-Do you research images, sketch from life etc?
-What percentage of your income do you make from art?
-Do you have any advice for someone in high school who is studying art?
-Does the place you live influence your art?
-Tell us about yourself.
-What do you enjoy outside of your art?
-Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
-What is a goal you would like to accomplish?
-Why did you choose Salisbury University to study art?
-How will your educational background help you be successful in this position?
-How would you describe your communication skills?
-What drives you to work in the field of fine arts?
-Do you prefer to work with a team or as an individual?

Teaching Art Questions:
-What are some of the knowledge and skills that an art teacher needs in order to be effective in the classroom?
-What qualities do you bring to this position that would benefit students?
-Why do you want this position?
-Tell how you would communicate with your parents. Give examples of ways that you would involve them in their child's learning.
-Describe your style in handling discipline problems with students.
-What projects and art show have you been involved with in teaching art?
-Give a brief summary of your experience with or knowledge of:
Computer education and how you utilize it in the classroom.
-What projects will you utilize with students in developing the students' skills?
-Have you used thematic units in teaching? Is so, describe what they were and how you were involved in the development of these units?
-Describe your philosophy of teaching art.
-Describe your assessment philosophy.

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