If you’re in high school and thinking about studying jewellery / making at university, or at any stage in life and considering your next creative move, then you’ll want to get to the university open days.
It’s a great way to get a feel for a place, see the facilities first-hand, and speak with lecturers and in many cases current students.
- NMIT: actually has regular information evenings, next one is 19th June [link]; keep an eye on their academic calendar for announcements of their formal open day
- Monash: 2nd & 3rd August [link]
- RMIT: 10th August [link]
It’s not the end of the world if you can’t make it though – I didn’t and believe I was still able to get a good feel for each university (RMIT and Monash) during my interviews. But if you can possibly do it, try to find the time.