Our teachers do the auditions (they will be by portfolio this year for Visual Arts – information will be sent to you) and they have a lot of experience in dealing with shy and anxious students. We endeavour to make this process a positive one for students but we are aware that for some of them it is a real challenge. What we value is students’ passion for their chosen specialism and their capacity to grow, and that is what we seek to discover in the audition process. This year particularly, the process might be easier for shy and/or anxious students as they can audition remotely. Shyness and anxiety are no bar to being a part of the RIA program.