TURN YOUR PASSION INTO A PROFESSION!
The RUBIKA Prep Class Entrance Exam is open to students in their final year of secondary school or those who have completed their A-levels.
Candidates are selected on the basis of a portfolio and an interview. The deadline for registration is 10 days before the chosen date of the competition. An invitation to the interview is sent by email a few days before the date of the tests. If your application is accepted, you will have to fill out your application form within the deadline announced in the email (about two weeks), otherwise your place will be offered to a candidate placed on the waiting list.
CHOICE OF SESSIONS
➔ Friday 24 February 2023 (online)
➔ Thursday 04 May 2023 (online)
➔ Friday 05 May 2023 (online)
From the final year of secondary school
Under 24 years of age
UNDERSTANDING THE TESTS
MOTIVATION INTERVIEW + PORTFOLIO
⌛ 20 MINUTES
The purpose of the interview is to determine your creative potential and the reasons why you wish to enter the Prep Class. To support your application, we ask you to submit a portfolio of personal artwork. This will allow the examiners to get an idea of your existing (or less existing) graphic education and style. Your interests can help you stand out from other applicants, especially if they are reflected in your portfolio. Please note that in view of the courses given in the Prepa Class, it is not compulsory to have a fixed objective for the rest of the course.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE EXAM?
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PUT TOGETHER YOUR APPLICATION
to register, you will need to upload an official-sized passport photo. You will also need to submit a motivation letter and your interests. Make sure you have written them down beforehand.
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CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT
go to the registration form and follow the instructions. Your registration will be effective only after validation and payment of the examination fee. An official invitation will be sent to you at least 8 days before the competition.
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TAKE THE EXAM
On the day of the exam, you will need to bring your invitation and your identity card. At the interview, present your portfolio and your last three report cards. If the interview takes place online, make sure you put your portfolio online and send it to the school beforehand.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are there any practical tests in the exam?
No, the selection of candidates is based on an interview and a study of the portfolio (a file of personal creations).
Is the exam on-site or online?
The Prep Class Entrance Exam is conducted remotely (recruitment for the year 2022-2023).
Can I take the same exam more than once?
A candidate who has failed the competition may retake it the following year, provided they are not over the age of registration (24 years).
What are the conditions for a refund?
You have a legal period of 14 days from the date of your payment to change your mind about your online purchase (entrance exam, stay, …). To exercise your right of withdrawal, please contact RUBIKA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How many students are accepted into the Prep Class?
We accept approximately :
➔ 80 students in RUBIKA Prep Class (4 classes).
Do you have any advice on resources?
Here is a selection of books that will help you progress:
- Michael Hampton – Figure drawing
- Terryl Whitlatch – Animals, Real and imagined
- Scott Robertson – How to draw sketches and environments
- Richard William – Techniques d’animation
- Stephen Silver – The Silver way – Techniques, Tips and Tutorials
- Gary Martin – Encrage de comics : Les secrets des maîtres
- Michel Lauricella – Morpho : Formes synthétiques
- Marcos Mateu-Mestre – Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers
You are also welcome to visit these websites:
What are the expectations for the portfolio?
To enter the Prep Class, you are required to present a portfolio that represents your graphic skills. It may include reproduction drawings, creative drawings… but also other forms of artistic creation.
How can I best prepare myself?
➔ Draw every day: you can easily produce one drawing a day … Creative or observational, it doesn’t matter—draw!
➔ Educate yourself: watch movies, news reports, read books, … This will feed your imagination and creativity!
➔ Inform yourself about the jobs and techniques related to the program you want to enter!