Preparing for Your Interview

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Get all the information you need to prepare for your interview

The majority of our interviews will be held online this year, but if you would rather see us in person, you can request to change to an in-person interview. If you choose to be interviewed in-person, you'll need to attend on campus, in Cornwall. We're not able to run our regional interview dates this year due to the ongoing covid situation but we would love to welcome you on campus.

We've also provided some helpful advice to support you below, such as answers to questions like: which interview type is right for you, how to reschedule your interview date, and when you'll know the outcome of your interview.

Find out what you need to do and how to prepare by selecting the course(s) you've applied for below.

Types of interview

If you're offered an interview you'll automatically be scheduled for an online interview. This can be helpful if you have a long way to travel or have already visited the campuses before. You can also visit the campus after your interview if you want to, we'll include details with your offer.

If you would prefer an in-person interview because you find it easier talking in person, then you can choose to have an on-campus interview instead. We're not running our Regional interviews this year due to the ongoing covid situation.

An on-campus interview might be the best option if you haven't visited the campus yet, as you'll also have the chance to look at the facilities and explore Cornwall.

Interview information by course

What do I need to do before my audition?

Before allocating you an audition date, you'll need to send us a short video of you performing two monologues. Once we have received it, we'll then book a time and date for your audition.

  • Please prepare 2 x monologues (1 x written after 2010 and 1 x of your choosing from any period).
  • The monologues should be between 1:30-2:00 minutes each in length.
  • Avoid using free online monologues. If possible, source the monologues from published plays.
  • Monologues can be from TV/Film (But avoid hugely well-known monologues/characters – we want to audition you, not your impersonation of another actor!).
  • Please do not have the text in front of you, even if it's off-camera, as you'll not be able to commit fully to the performance.
  • Try and ensure the place you record the monologues is as clear as possible.
  • Introduce the monologues before performing each one.
  • Please upload video footage of your prepared monologues to Vimeo or YouTube and submit the link through the Applicant Portal.

How can I prepare for my audition?

  • Read the whole play/script beforehand.
  • Get on your feet and rehearse your monologues, out loud and in a suitable space, before your audition/recording.
  • Think about what makes Acting the subject you want to study.
  • Be honest in your UCAS statement (and avoid including any quotes...we want to hear from you, not someone else).
  • If you are unsure about any aspect of the audition/interview then please do get in contact. It's your audition after all.

Remember, the interview is your chance to find out all you need to know to make an informed decision about your creative future. It's important that you get a feel for whether Falmouth is the right place for you, so please be prepared to ask as many questions as you need to. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Acting course page and the AMATA website.

What will happen at my audition?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador online, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team. Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal. You will have an online 20-minute discussion with one of the academic staff. The purpose of this discussion is to have a conversation about your motivation for selecting the course, to ensure that you have a full understanding of what's expected on the course and to answer any questions you may have. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for three hours for a group interview session. You'll be met by a student ambassador who'll take you to a group welcome meeting of AMATA applicants being auditioned/interviewed that day.

You'll then move to a studio space with other BA(Hons) Acting applicants. As part of the audition process, you'll take part in a group practical workshop so please bring clothes that you can move around in (you can change when you get here) as well as trainers (bare feet are fine too). You'll then perform your prepared monologues to the group, these may be workshopped/redirected by staff who are there. Staff will give you an overview of the course and what it's like being an AMATA student, after which you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have. The student ambassadors will then give you a tour of the campus and the facilities. You'll be able to chat with them about student life here at Falmouth as you go round.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

  • An applicant who is open to working and playing with others
  • The ability to take direction with their audition monologues
  • An appreciation of the work needed to train as an actor and the passion to take that work on
  • Curiosity about performance and the wider world.

At AMATA, we're committed to ensuring every applicant and student feels included, valued and respected. We want to encourage applicants from all regions and groups within society as the courses strive to celebrate what individuals have to offer. There's no mould to fit in to and we offer support and guidance throughout your training, working with you to get the most out of your learning.

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Your portfolio is the showcase of who you are. We would love to see your most recent creative work.

Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Animation course website this will give you information about the course you are applying for which will help you prepare.

You'll be expected to talk about the work in your portfolio, so prepare to discuss the content. You should also think about your responses to questions such as:

- Why have you chosen to study Animation?

- What sort of animation do you admire?

- What motivates you and what career do you aspire to?

- What knowledge of the industry do you have?

- What has made you consider studying at Falmouth?

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team. You'll need to log in to the meeting at 1pm where you'll receive an introduction to the course of BA(Hons) Animation in the School of Film & Television at Falmouth from a member of the course team, followed by the opportunity to ask questions about the course at interview. This'll finish around 2pm.

This will then be followed by your interview which will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

Ability to present creative thoughts and responses through a range of media and to articulate the thought processes that lead to the final outcome.

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

sketchbooks / journals

Ability to articulate a desire and decision to undertake a sustained period of study at HE level.

Personal statement

Interview conversation

Knowledge of the specifics of your chosen course, such as an understanding of how the course is delivered and why this led you to apply to Falmouth.

Personal statement

Interview conversation

Demonstrate areas of self-motivation, hard-working, resilience and a dedicated team player.

Personal statement

Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

We would recommend that you read over your personal statement and familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Architecture course page.

Think about your responses to questions such as:

- What do you do in your current studies that relates to Architecture?

- What do you do outside of your academic studies that relates to architecture?

- What work have you seen recently that inspires you?

- Why does architecture interest you?

- Why did you choose the particular topics and themes in your portfolio?

- How did you choose the selected materials and/or processes?

- Why does your porfolio look the way it does (visual language and spatial thinking decisions)?

Your interview also gives you the chance to ask questions about the course and studying at Falmouth, so have a think about some potential questions to ask.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for 3 hours for a group interview session. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

Entry requirements

BA(Hons) Architecture requires a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) in GCSE Mathematics, or an equivalent level qualification.
 
A typical offer will be between 120 and 136 UCAS points for entry to undergraduate courses, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma. We will also consider equivalent level qualifications from around the world or current, relevant experience.

  • Qualifications & predicted grades and/or Experience

Drawing Abilities: Observational

  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks

Drawing Abilities: Developmental

  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks

Critical understanding, contextual awareness in Drawing and the visual arts

  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks
  • Notebooks
  • Interview conversation

Communication skills

  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks
  • Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio or presentation. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

We would recommend that you read over your personal statement and familiarise yourself with the information on the Architectural Design & Technology BSc(Hons) course page.

Think about your responses to questions such as:

- What do you do in your current studies that relates to architecture, technology or design?

- What do you do outside of your academic studies that relates to architecture, technology or design?

- What work have you seen recently that inspires you?

- Why does architecture, technology or design interest you?

- Why did you choose the particular topics and themes in your portfolio?

- How did you choose the selected materials and/or processes?

- Why does your porfolio look the way it does (visual language and spatial thinking decisions)?

Your interview also gives you the chance to ask questions about the course and studying at Falmouth, so have a think about some potential questions to ask.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

Entry requirements

BSc(Hons) Architecture, Design & Technology requires a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) in GCSE Mathematics, or an equivalent level qualification.
 
A typical offer will be between 120 and 136 UCAS points for entry to undergraduate courses, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma. We will also consider equivalent level qualifications from around the world or current, relevant experience.

  • Qualifications & predicted grades and/or Experience

Drawing Abilities: Observational

  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks

Drawing Abilities: Developmental

  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks

Critical understanding, contextual awareness in Drawing and the visual arts

  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks
  • Notebooks
  • Interview conversation

Communication skills

  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks
  • Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

We interview all applicants and are really looking forward to discussing the course with you. We want to focus on you as a person and do not expect you to share any portfolio work, although if you have any materials you have generated relating to activities you have organised, or been involved with, please feel free to mention them during the discussion and/or share an online URL.

We will ask you to deliver a short presentation for an idea you have conceived for a new product, new business, new event, new attraction, new social experience or a new way of approaching an issue or solving a problem and have provided an applicant brief on this - please see below for details.

Applicant Interview Brief: 'Responding to Thematic Projects'

As part of the interview process, you're asked to succinctly 'present' a creative business or experience-based idea in response to one of three theme statements. These relate to key challenges that we believe are important to your chosen degree and future career. The themes are 'society and community', 'environment and sustainability' and 'imagine our future'.

It's important to describe how your idea has been arrived at – we are interested in how you have researched and developed your idea as well as in the idea itself.

The Presentation

Please choose one of the three 'theme statements' below to base your presentation on. You should then think about an idea that relates to that statement in a positive and creative way. The idea can be for a new product, new business, new event, new attraction, new social experience or a new way of approaching an issue or solving a problem.

For your presentation, you should provide an outline of your idea and tell us how, and why, you think that it can make a positive impact. The presentation should last around 2-3 minutes and it should be concise, well-structured and clearly articulate your creative approach. You may choose to produce slides or visuals as part of your presentation, but this is not mandatory.

The Theme Statements

Society and Community

"Three-quarters around the world say their country's society is divided – and the majority think their country is now more divided than it was 10 years ago, especially in Europe. Differences in political views are seen as the greatest cause of tension, followed by differences between rich and poor. However, despite these divisions, the majority of people in most countries agree that people across the world have more things in common than things that make them different."

Source: BBC Global Survey – A World Divided? Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute

Environment and Sustainability

"Environmental growth is the step change needed to put us back on a path to a sustainable future. Our environment has been in serious decline over many centuries. Sadly, the protection policies that have been in place have only slowed the decline -we need to do much more. We need to bring back health and vitality to our land and seas; sharing our spaces with other species and making sure our activities are complimentary to the natural systems we rely on."

Source: Cornwall's Environmental Growth Strategy 2015-2065

Imagine Our Future

"There is no debate that we are living at a time of exceptional innovation. In so many areas, human ingenuity is breaking old barriers to invent new cures for disease, new means of communicating, new ways of organizing business and life. We see innovation occur when people face both terrible challenges and inspirational opportunities. In this context, I believe that understanding why and how to 'use-the-future' becomes all the more important."

Source: Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

How can I prepare for my interview?

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the information on the BSc(Hons) Business & Digital Marketing course page and you may also want to be mindful of any important current news/media stories involving the worlds of business and digital marketing.

You should be able to:

  • Discuss your current/previous studies and how they could map into business and digital marketing
  • Describe any business or marketing experience you've had
  • Discuss your career aspirations and where you would eventually like to work
  • Share any questions you have about the course

All applicants to this course will be required to deliver a short 3-minute presentation as part of the interview process (please see 'what do I need to do before my interview' for more information.

What will happen at my interview?

During your interview, you'll be conversing with an academic from the course, who will be very interested in finding out about your motivation for applying to the course, as well as your academic work and relevant life experiences to date. We are definitely not trying to 'catch you out' and will aim to hold a relaxed discussion about your application.

We will be looking to ascertain whether you are a 'good fit' for the course and know that equally you'll be looking to confirm whether the course is a 'good fit' for you. With this in mind, you may well have questions about the course and we appreciate that this will be an important part of the conversation for you, so we will be happy to respond in order to help you make this important decision.

All applicants to this course will be required to deliver a short 3-minute presentation as part of the interview process (please see 'what do I need to do before my interview' for more information).

Please see below for more specific information about the different interview types

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you will have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you the full details a week before via email. You will need to follow the signs for registration. We would advise you to allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

  • Enthusiasm for and an interest in the course, business and digital marketing
  • Professionalism, team working skills and creativity
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Relevant qualifications and independent learning or work experience
  • Desire and ability to succeed at this level of study
  • Communication skills

We will also look at your personal statement and the reference on your application.

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

We interview all applicants and are really looking forward to discussing the course with you. We want to focus on you as a person and do not expect you to share any portfolio work, although if you have any materials you have generated relating to activities you have organised, or been involved with, please feel free to mention them during the discussion and/or share an online URL.

We'll ask you to deliver a short presentation for an idea you have conceived for a new product, new business, new event, new attraction, new social experience or a new way of approaching an issue or solving a problem and have provided an applicant brief on this - please see below for details.

Applicant Interview Brief: 'Responding to Thematic Projects'

As part of the interview process, you're asked to succinctly 'present' a creative business or experience-based idea in response to one of three theme statements. These relate to key challenges that we believe are important to your chosen degree and future career. The themes are 'society and community', 'environment and sustainability' and 'imagine our future'.

It's important to describe how your idea has been arrived at – we're interested in how you have researched and developed your idea as well as in the idea itself.

The Presentation

Please choose one of the three 'theme statements' below to base your presentation on. You should then think about an idea that relates to that statement in a positive and creative way. The idea can be for a new product, new business, new event, new attraction, new social experience or a new way of approaching an issue or solving a problem.

For your presentation you should provide an outline of your idea and tell us how, and why, you think that it can make a positive impact. The presentation should last around 2-3 minutes and it should be concise, well-structured and clearly articulate your creative approach. You may choose to produce slides or visuals as part of your presentation, but this is not mandatory.

The Theme Statements

Society and Community

"Three-quarters around the world say their country's society is divided – and the majority think their country is now more divided than it was 10 years ago, especially in Europe. Differences in political views are seen as the greatest cause of tension, followed by differences between rich and poor. However, despite these divisions, the majority of people in most countries agree that people across the world have more things in common than things that make them different."

Source: BBC Global Survey – A World Divided? Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute

Environment and Sustainability

"Environmental growth is the step change needed to put us back on a path to a sustainable future. Our environment has been in serious decline over many centuries. Sadly, the protection policies that have been in place have only slowed the decline -we need to do much more. We need to bring back health and vitality to our land and seas; sharing our spaces with other species and making sure our activities are complimentary to the natural systems we rely on."

Source: Cornwall's Environmental Growth Strategy 2015-2065

Imagine Our Future

"There is no debate that we are living at a time of exceptional innovation. In so many areas, human ingenuity is breaking old barriers to invent new cures for disease, new means of communicating, new ways of organizing business and life. We see innovation occur when people face both terrible challenges and inspirational opportunities. In this context, I believe that understanding why and how to 'use-the-future' becomes all the more important."

Source: Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

How can I prepare for my interview?

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the information on the BSc(Hons) Business & Entrepreneurship course page and you may also want to be mindful of any important current news/media stories involving the worlds of business and entrepreneurship.

You should be able to:

  • Discuss your current/previous studies and how they could map into business and entrepreneurship
  • Describe any business and/or entrepreneurial experience you've had
  • Discuss your career aspirations and where you would eventually like to work
  • Share any questions you have about the course

All applicants to this course will be required to deliver a short 3 minute presentation as part of the interview process (please see 'what do I need to do before my interview' for more information).

What will happen at my interview?

During your interview, you'll be conversing with an academic from the course, who will be very interested in finding out about your motivation for applying to the course, as well as your academic work and relevant life experiences to date. We are definitely not trying to 'catch you out' and will aim to hold a relaxed discussion about your application.

We'll be looking to ascertain whether you are a 'good fit' for the course and know that equally you'll be looking to confirm whether the course is a 'good fit' for you. With this in mind, you may well have questions about the course and we appreciate that this will be an important part of the conversation for you, so we will be happy to respond in order to help you make this important decision.

All applicants to this course will be required to deliver a short 3 minute presentation as part of the interview process (please see 'what do I need to do before my interview' for more information).

Please see below for more specific information about the different interview types.

Online

We'll send you the full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you the full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We would advise you to allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

- Enthusiasm for and an interest in the course, business and entrepreneurship

- Professionalism, team working skills and creativity

- Research and analytical skills

- Relevant qualifications and independent learning or work experience

- Desire and ability to succeed at this level of study

- Communication skills

We will also look at your personal statement and the reference on your application.

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

We interview all applicants and are really looking forward to discussing the course with you. We want to focus on you as a person and do not expect you to share any portfolio work, although if you have any materials you have generated relating to activities you have organised, or been involved with, please feel free to mention them during the discussion and/or share an online URL.

We will ask you to deliver a short presentation for an idea you have conceived for a new product, new business, new event, new attraction, new social experience or a new way of approaching an issue or solving a problem and have provided an applicant brief on this - please see below for details.

Applicant Interview Brief: 'Responding to Thematic Projects'

As part of the interview process, you're asked to succinctly 'present' a creative business or experience-based idea in response to one of three theme statements. These relate to key challenges that we believe are important to your chosen degree and future career. The themes are 'society and community', 'environment and sustainability' and 'imagine our future'.

It's important to describe how your idea has been arrived at – we are interested in how you have researched and developed your idea as well as in the idea itself.

The Presentation

Please choose one of the three 'theme statements' below to base your presentation on. You should then think about an idea that relates to that statement in a positive and creative way. The idea can be for a new product, new business, new event, new attraction, new social experience or a new way of approaching an issue or solving a problem.

For your presentation, you should provide an outline of your idea and tell us how, and why, you think that it can make a positive impact. The presentation should last around 2-3 minutes and it should be concise, well-structured and clearly articulate your creative approach. You may choose to produce slides or visuals as part of your presentation, but this is not mandatory.

The Theme Statements

Society and Community

"Three-quarters around the world say their country's society is divided – and the majority think their country is now more divided than it was 10 years ago, especially in Europe. Differences in political views are seen as the greatest cause of tension, followed by differences between rich and poor. However, despite these divisions, the majority of people in most countries agree that people across the world have more things in common than things that make them different."

Source: BBC Global Survey – A World Divided? Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute

Environment and Sustainability

"Environmental growth is the step change needed to put us back on a path to a sustainable future. Our environment has been in serious decline over many centuries. Sadly, the protection policies that have been in place have only slowed the decline -we need to do much more. We need to bring back health and vitality to our land and seas; sharing our spaces with other species and making sure our activities are complimentary to the natural systems we rely on."

Source: Cornwall's Environmental Growth Strategy 2015-2065

Imagine Our Future

"There is no debate that we are living at a time of exceptional innovation. In so many areas, human ingenuity is breaking old barriers to invent new cures for disease, new means of communicating, new ways of organizing business and life. We see innovation occur when people face both terrible challenges and inspirational opportunities. In this context, I believe that understanding why and how to 'use-the-future' becomes all the more important."

Source: Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

How can I prepare for my interview?

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the information on the BSc(Hons) Business & Digital Marketing course page and you may also want to be mindful of any important current news/media stories involving the worlds of business and digital marketing.

You should be able to:

  • Discuss your current/previous studies and how they could map into business and digital marketing
  • Describe any business or marketing experience you've had
  • Discuss your career aspirations and where you would eventually like to work
  • Share any questions you have about the course

All applicants to this course will be required to deliver a short 3-minute presentation as part of the interview process (please see 'what do I need to do before my interview' for more information.

What will happen at my online interview?

During your interview, you'll be conversing with an academic from the course, who will be very interested in finding out about your motivation for applying to the course, as well as your academic work and relevant life experiences to date. We are definitely not trying to 'catch you out' and will aim to hold a relaxed discussion about your application.

We will be looking to ascertain whether you are a 'good fit' for the course and know that equally you'll be looking to confirm whether the course is a 'good fit' for you. With this in mind, you may well have questions about the course and we appreciate that this will be an important part of the conversation for you, so we will be happy to respond in order to help you make this important decision.

All applicants to this course will be required to deliver a short 3-minute presentation as part of the interview process (please see 'what do I need to do before my interview' for more information).

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you will have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

  • Enthusiasm for and an interest in the course, business and digital marketing
  • Professionalism, team working skills and creativity
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Relevant qualifications and independent learning or work experience
  • Desire and ability to succeed at this level of study
  • Communication skills

We will also look at your personal statement and the reference on your application.

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

We interview all applicants and are really looking forward to discussing the course with you. We want to focus on you as a person and do not expect you to share any portfolio work, although if you have any materials you have generated relating to activities you have organised, or been involved with, please feel free to mention them during the discussion and/or share an online URL.

We'll ask you to deliver a short presentation for an idea you have conceived for a new product, new business, new event, new attraction, new social experience or a new way of approaching an issue or solving a problem and have provided an applicant brief on this - please see below for details.

Applicant Interview Brief: 'Responding to Thematic Projects'

As part of the interview process, you're asked to succinctly 'present' a creative business or experience-based idea in response to one of three theme statements. These relate to key challenges that we believe are important to your chosen degree and future career. The themes are 'society and community', 'environment and sustainability' and 'imagine our future'.

It's important to describe how your idea has been arrived at – we're interested in how you have researched and developed your idea as well as in the idea itself.

The Presentation

Please choose one of the three 'theme statements' below to base your presentation on. You should then think about an idea that relates to that statement in a positive and creative way. The idea can be for a new product, new business, new event, new attraction, new social experience or a new way of approaching an issue or solving a problem.

For your presentation you should provide an outline of your idea and tell us how, and why, you think that it can make a positive impact. The presentation should last around 2-3 minutes and it should be concise, well-structured and clearly articulate your creative approach. You may choose to produce slides or visuals as part of your presentation, but this is not mandatory.

The Theme Statements

Society and Community

"Three-quarters around the world say their country's society is divided – and the majority think their country is now more divided than it was 10 years ago, especially in Europe. Differences in political views are seen as the greatest cause of tension, followed by differences between rich and poor. However, despite these divisions, the majority of people in most countries agree that people across the world have more things in common than things that make them different."

Source: BBC Global Survey – A World Divided? Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute

Environment and Sustainability

"Environmental growth is the step change needed to put us back on a path to a sustainable future. Our environment has been in serious decline over many centuries. Sadly, the protection policies that have been in place have only slowed the decline -we need to do much more. We need to bring back health and vitality to our land and seas; sharing our spaces with other species and making sure our activities are complimentary to the natural systems we rely on."

Source: Cornwall's Environmental Growth Strategy 2015-2065

Imagine Our Future

"There is no debate that we are living at a time of exceptional innovation. In so many areas, human ingenuity is breaking old barriers to invent new cures for disease, new means of communicating, new ways of organizing business and life. We see innovation occur when people face both terrible challenges and inspirational opportunities. In this context, I believe that understanding why and how to 'use-the-future' becomes all the more important."

Source: Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

How can I prepare for my interview?

We recommend you to familiarise yourself with the information on the BSc(Hons) Business Management course page and you may also want to be mindful of any important current news/media stories involving the worlds of business and management.

You should be able to:

  • Discuss your current/previous studies and how they could map into business management
  • Describe any business management experience that you've had
  • Discuss your career aspirations and where you would eventually like to work
  • Share any questions you have about the course

All applicants to this course will be required to deliver a short three minute presentation as part of the interview process (please see 'what do I need to do before my interview' for more information).

What will happen at my interview?

During your interview, you'll be conversing with an academic from the course, who will be very interested in finding out about your motivation for applying to the course, as well as your academic work and relevant life experiences to date. We are definitely not trying to 'catch you out' and will aim to hold a relaxed discussion about your application.

We'll be looking to ascertain whether you're a 'good fit' for the course and know that equally you will be looking to confirm whether the course is a 'good fit' for you. With this in mind, you may well have questions about the course and we appreciate that this will be an important part of the conversation for you, so we'll be happy to respond in order to help you make this important decision.

All applicants to this course will be required to deliver a short three minute presentation as part of the interview process (please see 'what do I need to do before my interview' for more information).

Please see below for more specific information about the different interview types

Online

We will send you full details a week before via email. You will be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

  • Enthusiasm for and an interest in the course, business and management
  • Professionalism, team working skills and creativity
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Relevant qualifications and independent learning or work experience
  • Desire and ability to succeed at this level of study
  • Communication skills

We will also look at your personal statement and the reference on your application.

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Before your interview you'll need to prepare your portfolio. We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Commercial Photography BA (Hons) page and think about your responses to questions such as:

- Why do you want to study photography at Falmouth?
- Who do you think are the most interesting photographers?
- What exhibitions have you seen and what did you think about them?
- What campaigns have you seen recently that have had a big impact on you?

You may be asked to pick out your favourite image from your portfolio and to discuss why you like it.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you to allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

  • Creativity

  • Visual awareness

  • Exploring ideas through photography and other media

  • Technical awareness

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Sketchbooks

Journals

Notebooks

Any work in progress that might include other media, drawing etc.

  • Communication skills

  • Evidence of research and writing skills

Your personal statement

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Interview conversation

Workbooks Journals

Notebooks

  • Engagement with photography

  • Awareness of practitioners

  • Interest in any contemporary trends or histories of photography 

Your personal statement

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Interview conversation

Workbooks

Notebooks

Journals

  • Knowledge of photographic genres and the professional photographic world, through reading and/or attending exhibitions

Your personal statement

Interview conversation

  • Potential, interest, aspiration and commitment to study a broad Photography degree at higher education level

Your personal statement

Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Though it's important that you do some coding before you arrive, so that you know whether or not you like it, we teach our students from the very foundations of the computing discipline. So, you don't need to have much prior experience of computer programming before joining us. However, if you do have experience, then we'd love to see your work.

You don't need to submit any materials to us before the interview. Instead, make materials available online and direct us to them during the interview itself. The free video and repository hosting services provided by YouTube and GitHub are recommended. As a suggestion, you could provide one video of a project that you have worked on alongside one source code excerpt.

The best candidates will showcase projects that are relevant to their chosen area of focus and which they've pursued beyond the school context to demonstrate their passion and dedication. Avoid showcasing mark-up (e.g., XML, HTML) as tutors are more interested in any coding experience you might have (e.g. Python, Java, C, C#, C++, etc.). We're aware that many applicants will not have had the opportunity to study computing in a formal educational setting and so will likely be self-taught. As such, we do not evaluate the size or quality of your projects. We're simply exploring your interests and what excites you.

During the interview, we'll ask you to:

  • Explain what computing is, and it's role in your chosen area of focus
  • Distinguish computing from digital literacy and ICT
  • Describe your career interests and/or the potential career trajectories of computing professionals
  • Tell us about your level of comfort with mathematics
  • Demonstrate your computational thinking, problem solving, and technical communication skills through playing a game
  • Draw our attention to projects or achievements that demonstrate your passion for computing and/or your chosen area of focus
  • Optionally, present a video and/or source code repository of your work
  • Reflect upon how you have collaborated effectively with other people to achieve a shared goal
  • Confirm that you understand what the course involves in terms of multidisciplinary teamwork

It's important that you recognise that the interview isn't a traditional 'interview' as such. It's an opportunity for you to have an informal discussion with us so that you can determine whether your interests align with what our computing courses offer and with the specific area of specialism you've chosen.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team. Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. During your interview you will also be asked to play a game. You will also have an opportunity to show us your work, though it is optional to do so. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for around 3 hours, which will include a chat with ambassadors, student games, Q & A's with staff and a 1-1 interview. The 1-1 interview will be around 20 minutes long. We would advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

Criteria to be assessedEvidenced by
Can the candidate accurately define what computing professionals do and satisfactorily explain what they contribute to projects?Interview conversation
Is the candidate sufficiently comfortable with mathematics?Qualifications, predicted grades
To what extent can the candidate apply computational thinking skills?Task (i.e. playing a game) at interview

How appropriate is the candidate's approach to problem solving?

Task (i.e. playing a game) at interview

To what degree can the candidate explain their solution?

Task (i.e. playing a game) at interview

Does the candidate demonstrate the motivational qualities needed to create digital products and services?

Personal statement, reference, school/college achievements, and optional review of work (e.g. demo, video, source code) at interview
Is the candidate sufficiently aware of the level of collaboration required to excel as a professional in industry, and of the challenges teamwork will likely present?Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Though it's important that you do some coding before you arrive, so that you know whether or not you like it, we teach our students from the very foundations of the computing discipline. So, you don't need to have much prior experience of computer programming before joining us. However, if you do have experience, then we'd love to see your work.

You don't need to submit any materials to us before the interview. Instead, make materials available online and direct us to them during the interview itself. The free video and repository hosting services provided by YouTube and GitHub are recommended. As a suggestion, you could provide one video of a project that you have worked on alongside one source code excerpt. The best candidates will showcase projects that are relevant to their chosen area of focus and which they've pursued beyond the school context to demonstrate their passion and dedication.

Avoid showcasing mark-up (e.g., XML, HTML) as tutors are more interested in any coding experience you might have (e.g. Python, Java, C, C#, C++, etc.). We are aware that many applicants will not have had the opportunity to study computing in a formal educational setting and so will likely be self-taught. As such, we do not evaluate the size or quality of your projects. We are simply exploring your interests and what excites you.

During the interview, we'll ask you to:

  • Explain what computing is, and it's role in your chosen area of focus
  • Distinguish computing from digital literacy and ICT
  • Describe your career interests and/or the potential career trajectories of computing professionals
  • Tell us about your level of comfort with mathematics
  • Demonstrate your computational thinking, problem solving, and technical communication skills through playing a game
  • Draw our attention to projects or achievements that demonstrate your passion for computing and/or your chosen area of focus
  • Optionally, present a video and/or source code repository of your work
  • Reflect upon how you have collaborated effectively with other people to achieve a shared goal
  • Confirm that you understand what the course involves in terms of multidisciplinary teamwork

It's important that you recognise that the interview isn't a traditional 'interview' as such. It's an opportunity for you to have an informal discussion with us so that you can determine whether your interests align with what our computing courses offer and with the specific area of specialism you have chosen.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team. Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. During your interview you will also be asked to play a game. You'll also have an opportunity to show us your work, though it is optional to do so. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for around 3 hours, which will include a chat with ambassadors, student games, Q & A's with staff and a 1-1 interview. The 1-1 interview will be around 20 minutes long. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

Criteria to be assessedEvidenced by
Can the candidate accurately define what computing professionals do and satisfactorily explain what they contribute to projects?Interview conversation
Is the candidate sufficiently comfortable with mathematics?Qualifications, predicted grades
To what extent can the candidate apply computational thinking skills?Task (i.e. playing a game) at interview

How appropriate is the candidate's approach to problem solving?

Task (i.e. playing a game) at interview

To what degree can the candidate explain their solution?

Task (i.e. playing a game) at interview

Does the candidate demonstrate the motivational qualities needed to create digital products and services?

Personal statement, reference, school/college achievements, and optional review of work (e.g. demo, video, source code) at interview
Is the candidate sufficiently aware of the level of collaboration required to excel as a professional in industry, and of the challenges teamwork will likely present?Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Think about your responses to questions such as:

- Why have you chosen to study Costume Design at Falmouth?
- What aspect of costume design really engages you?
- What is your favourite film and why?
- What are you looking forward to doing most on the course?
- Which artists, designers or practitioners have you found relevant to your own practice?
- What else do you get involved in, besides your current studies?

You'll be asked to select examples of your work to illustrate your answers to interview questions, providing evidence of your approach to drawing and developing ideas, and a commitment to and enthusiasm for costume design.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you to allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

We would like to see how you:

  • Demonstrate a range of creative outputs of either completed work, as a result of organised projects, and/or development of your own independent studio work.
  • Demonstrate costume ideas which evidence and combine both conceptual thinking and practical skills.
  • Demonstrate effective design communication skills, problem-solving skills and the ability to draw.
  • Investigate visually through drawing, mark-making, composition, colour, form etc.
  • Think critically and imaginatively and demonstrate ideas development.
  • Knowledge of costume design practitioners, other artists/designers and a demonstrated sense of how this knowledge relates to your own work.
  • Talk with interest and engagement about your work and other people's, and assess its strengths and weaknesses.

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

You'll need to visit the Falmouth Creative Projects page and choose a Project to answer as a Presentation or prepare your portfolio if you have one. You will then give your Presentation or present your Portfolio at your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Reflect on and think about how your portfolio or response to the Falmouth Creative Projects relates to your interest in studying Creative Advertising. Bring any notes, if you like, to help you along.

We'd also like to hear from you details of any school/college project or work experience that you might have done before, what you learnt or any relevant skills you feel you have picked up. This is also a chance for you to elaborate on details you might have mentioned in your personal statement.

The interview is very much a two-way street. So we expect you may have questions for us about the course.

We recommend you consider any further questions you may have and familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Creative Advertising course page.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you to allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. All applicants being interviewed on any given date will be asked to arrive for their interview at the same time and should prepared to expect group and individual experiences as part of the session – the interview session will last for around 90 minutes.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessedEvidenced by

Research and problem solving - awareness of and enthusiasm for advertising and marketing. Passion for ideas.

  • Interview conversation
  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Communication and presentation skills - being able to convey ideas clearly, visually and/or verbally.

  • Interview conversation
  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Entry requirements

  • Qualifications and/or experience
  • Personal statement
  • Reference

Collaborative skills - willingness and desire to share ideas and work collaboratively with a partner. Relevant extra-curricular activities or related work experience.

  • Interview conversation
  • Reference

Creative Content – insightful responses to Falmouth Creative Projects.

  • Interview conversation
  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

We interview all applicants and are really looking forward to discussing the course with you. We want to focus on you as a person and do not expect you to share any portfolio work, although if you have any materials you have generated relating to activities you have organised, or been involved with, please feel free to mention them during the discussion and/or share an online URL.

We'll ask you to deliver a short presentation for an idea you have conceived for a new product, new business, new event, new attraction, new social experience or a new way of approaching an issue or solving a problem and have provided an applicant brief on this - please see below for details.

Applicant Interview Brief: 'Responding to Thematic Projects'

As part of the interview process, you're asked to succinctly 'present' a creative business or experience-based idea in response to one of three theme statements. These relate to key challenges that we believe are important to your chosen degree and future career. The themes are 'society and community', 'environment and sustainability' and 'imagine our future'.

It's important to describe how your idea has been arrived at – we're interested in how you've researched and developed your idea as well as in the idea itself.

The Presentation

Please choose one of the three 'theme statements' below to base your presentation on. You should then think about an idea that relates to that statement in a positive and creative way. The idea can be for a new product, new business, new event, new attraction, new social experience or a new way of approaching an issue or solving a problem.

For your presentation you should provide an outline of your idea and tell us how, and why, you think that it can make a positive impact. The presentation should last around 2-3 minutes and it should be concise, well-structured and clearly articulate your creative approach. You may choose to produce slides or visuals as part of your presentation, but this is not mandatory.

The Theme Statements

Society and Community

"Three-quarters around the world say their country's society is divided – and the majority think their country is now more divided than it was 10 years ago, especially in Europe. Differences in political views are seen as the greatest cause of tension, followed by differences between rich and poor. However, despite these divisions, the majority of people in most countries agree that people across the world have more things in common than things that make them different."

Source: BBC Global Survey – A World Divided? Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute

Environment and Sustainability

"Environmental growth is the step change needed to put us back on a path to a sustainable future. Our environment has been in serious decline over many centuries. Sadly, the protection policies that have been in place have only slowed the decline -we need to do much more. We need to bring back health and vitality to our land and seas; sharing our spaces with other species and making sure our activities are complimentary to the natural systems we rely on."

Source: Cornwall's Environmental Growth Strategy 2015-2065

Imagine Our Future

"There is no debate that we are living at a time of exceptional innovation. In so many areas, human ingenuity is breaking old barriers to invent new cures for disease, new means of communicating, new ways of organizing business and life. We see innovation occur when people face both terrible challenges and inspirational opportunities. In this context, I believe that understanding why and how to 'use-the-future' becomes all the more important."

Source: Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

How can I prepare for my interview?

We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Creative Events Management BA(Hons) course page and you may also want to be mindful of any important current news/media stories involving events.

You should be able to:

  • Discuss your current/previous studies and how they could map into events management
  • Describe any events management experience you've had
  • Discuss your career aspirations and where you would eventually like to work
  • Share any questions you have about the course

All applicants to this course will be required to deliver a short three minute presentation as part of the interview process (please see 'what do I need to do before my interview' for more information).

What will happen at my interview?

During your interview, you will be conversing with an academic from the course, who will be very interested in finding out about your motivation for applying to the course, as well as your academic work and relevant life experiences to date. We are definitely not trying to 'catch you out' and will aim to hold a relaxed discussion about your application.

We'll be looking to ascertain whether you're a 'good fit' for the course and know that equally you'll be looking to confirm whether the course is a 'good fit' for you. With this in mind, you may well have questions about the course and we appreciate that this will be an important part of the conversation for you, so we will be happy to respond in order to help you make this important decision.

All applicants to this course will be required to deliver a short 3 minute presentation as part of the interview process (please see 'what do I need to do before my interview' for more information).

Please see below for more specific information about the different interview types.

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

  • Enthusiasm for and an interest in the course and events
  • Professionalism, team working skills and creativity
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Relevant qualifications and independent learning or work experience
  • Desire and ability to succeed at this level of study
  • Communication skills
  • We will also look at your personal statement and the reference on your application.

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date you'll need to send us two examples of your music or creative practice. This can be in the form of a recording, score, a video or a piece of creative writing. The examples of your music or creative practice will need to be uploaded to YouTube, SoundCloud, Bandcamp or any other open access online service. You will then need to send the link to us via the Applicant Portal.

At Falmouth we really want to get to know you and your practice. Whether you're a performer, songwriter, DJ, sound artist, producer, composer or sound designer, we want to see you at your best, and welcome materials of any style.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Please be prepared to:

- Talk about the recorded examples of music that you have been asked to prepare
- Answer general questions about your background, interests and experience

We would also like you to:

- Think about what you want to tell us during this discussion
- Think of any questions you want to ask us

This is your chance to find out what you need to know to make an informed decision about your creative future. It is important that you get a feel for whether Falmouth is the right place for you.

We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Creative Music Technology page

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll be send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll be send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you to allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criterion to be assessedEvidenced by

Musical ability: skills, craft

Creativity and imagination

Potential

Assessment of portfolio

Musical ability: skills, craft

Creativity and imagination

Potential

Interview conversation

Verbal articulation

Engagement with interview questions and discussion

Ability to discuss portfolio examples and/or other musical examples critically

Personal statement

Reference

Qualifications, predicted grades

Written articulation

Music experience

Musical and contextual knowledge

Personal statement

Reference

Qualifications, predicted grades

Sustained engagement, motivation and creative potential

Holistic evidence from application form, two examples of music or creative practice,written statement and interview conversation.

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

You will need to visit the Falmouth Creative Project page and choose a challenge to answer as a Presentation or Portfolio. You will then present your Presentation or Portfolio at your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

As well as completing a Falmouth Creative Project as a portfolio or a presentation, please read the information under 'What are you looking for in a successful applicant?' as it will help you prepare for the interview and understand how we assess your potential. Please think of the interview as a chat – we want to make sure we're the right fit for you as much as we're making sure you're the right fit for our programme.

We'd also like you to start to think about the following questions that we will be asking you in your interview. We don't expect you to have memorised your answers to these, but it would be good if you could do some research and start to think about your answers before the day.

  • Which module are you most excited about and what would be your contribution? (please see the 'What you'll learn' section of the course page on the Falmouth University website for details of the modules).
  • What have you seen or read that has changed your way of thinking – this may or may not include books/films etc. that you have studied.
  • What do you do beyond your studies that contributes to your community?

We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Creative Writing course page.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessedEvidenced by
  • Enthusiasm and some knowledge of the subject.
  • Ability to articulate why you want to study Creative Writing, and discuss what you have been writing/reading more recently.

Interview conversation

Presentation

  • Writing skills.
  • Demonstrated potential to develop as a writer across various genres and forms.

Personal statement

Presentation

  • Enthusiasm and interest in writing as part of the creative industries.
  • Ability to articulate an interest in understanding the role of the writer in today's creative economy, and an interest in hands-on learning.

Interview conversation

Presentation

  • Ability to generate ideas and to think critically and discuss your ideas for writing projects, effectively and with confidence.

Personal statement/Interview conversation

Presentation

  • Commitment and work ethic.
  • Evidence of other activities undertaken beyond formal study, such as own project work, DoE, part-time work, social groups.
Personal statement/Reference/Interview conversation/Presentation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

You'll need to visit the Falmouth Creative Projects page and choose a creative project to answer as a presentation or portfolio of creative writing (maximum 1,500 words). You'll then present this at your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

As well as completing a Falmouth Creative Project, please read the information under 'What are you looking for in a successful applicant?' as it'll help you prepare for the interview and understand how we assess your potential.

We'd also like you to start to think about the following questions that we'll be asking you in your interview. We don't expect you to have memorised your answers to these, but it'd be good if you could do some research and start to think about your answers before the day.

  • Which module are you most excited about and what would be your contribution? (please see the 'What you'll learn' section of the course page on the Falmouth University website for details of the modules).
  • What have you seen or read that has changed your way of thinking – this may or may not include books/films etc. that you have studied.
  • What do you do beyond your studies that contributes to your community?
  • Why do you want to study an online BA in Creative Writing?

We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Creative Writing Online course page.

What will happen at my interview?

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessedEvidenced by
  • Enthusiasm and some knowledge of the subject.
  • Ability to articulate why you want to study Creative Writing, why you want to do this online and discuss what you have been writing/reading more recently.

Interview conversation

Presentation / Portfolio /Performance

  • Writing skills.
  • Demonstrated potential to develop as a writer across various genres and forms.

Personal statement

Presentation / Portfolio /Performance

  • Enthusiasm and interest in writing as part of the creative industries.
  • Ability to articulate an interest in understanding the role of the writer in today's creative economy, and an interest in hands-on learning.

Interview conversation

Presentation / Portfolio /Performance

  • Ability to generate ideas and to think critically and discuss your ideas for writing projects, effectively and with confidence.

Personal statement/Interview conversation

Presentation / Portfolio /Performance

  • Commitment and work ethic.
  • Evidence of other activities undertaken beyond formal study, such as own project work, DoE, part-time work, social groups.
Personal statement/Reference/Interview conversation/Presentation/Portfolio/Performance

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an audition date, you'll need to send us a short video of you dancing. Once we have received it, we'll then book a time and date for your audition.

  • Please record 1-2 minutes of movement material. Use music if you like.
  • Try and ensure the place in which you record the movement is as clear as possible.
  • Introduce the material first.
  • Please upload the video to Vimeo or YouTube and submit the link through the Applicant Portal.

How can I prepare for my interview?

  • Create movement material that reflects how you like to move and practice it (in the space in which you will record it if submitting online). The work you upload needs to show you, clearly, performing a dance work or series of short dance works created by or for you.
  • Think about what makes Dance & Choreography the subject you want to study.
  • Which dancers/choreographers have influenced you and why?
  • What dance performances have you seen?
  • What questions do you have for us?
  • Be honest in your UCAS statement (and avoid including extended quotes; we want to hear from you, not someone else).
  • If you're unsure about any aspect of the audition/interview then please do get in touch.

Remember, the interview and audition day is your chance to find out all you need to know to make an informed decision about your creative future. It is important that you get a feel for whether Falmouth is the right place for you, so please be prepared to ask as many questions as you need to. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Dance & Choreography course page and the AMATA website.

At AMATA we are committed to ensuring every applicant and student feels included, valued and respected. We want to encourage applicants from all regions and groups within society as the courses strive to celebrate what individuals have to offer. There's no mould to fit in to and we offer support and guidance throughout your training, working with you to get the most out of your learning.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you the full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat with our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you the full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for three hours for a group audition session. Each group audition session will include:

  • Warm-up class approx. 45 minutes
  • Creative workshop approx. 1 hour
  • Sharing of your own 1-2 minutes of movement material – please prepare this in advance without music
  • Group discussion
  • One to one interview

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

Physical aptitude, potential and motivation: ability to assimilate movement and respond to information given

  • Technique class and creative workshop or
  • Online examples of dance work

Devising skills: ability to devise and develop movement material and communicate ideas

  • Creative workshop or
  • Online examples of dance work

Collaboration and communication: ability to communicate and work effectively with others

  • Technique class and creative workshop or
  • Online examples of dance work and
  • Interview conversation

Independent thinking, motivation and readiness to think effectively on supplied topic

  • Interview conversation

Overall potential for and demonstrated interest in the Dance & Choreography course

  • Personal statement
  • Interview conversation
  • Technique class and creative workshop or
  • Online examples of dance work

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Though it's important that you do some coding before you arrive, so that you know whether or not you like it, we teach our students from the very foundations of the computing discipline. So, you don't need to have much prior experience of computer programming before joining us. However, if you do have experience, then we'd love to see your work. You don't need to submit any materials to us before the interview. Instead, make materials available online and direct us to them during the interview itself. The free video and repository hosting services provided by YouTube and GitHub are recommended. As a suggestion, you could provide one video of a project that you have worked on alongside one source code excerpt.

The best candidates will showcase projects that are relevant to their chosen area of focus and which they've pursued beyond the school context to demonstrate their passion and dedication. Avoid showcasing mark-up (e.g., XML, HTML) as tutors are more interested in any coding experience you might have (e.g. Python, Java, C, C#, C++, etc.). We're aware that many applicants will not have had the opportunity to study computing in a formal educational setting and so will likely be self-taught. As such, we do not evaluate the size or quality of your projects. We're simply exploring your interests and what excites you.

During the interview, we'll ask you to:

  • Explain what computing is, and it's role in your chosen area of focus
  • Distinguish computing from digital literacy and ICT
  • Describe your career interests and/or the potential career trajectories of computing professionals
  • Tell us about your level of comfort with mathematics
  • Demonstrate your computational thinking, problem solving, and technical communication skills through playing a game
  • Draw our attention to projects or achievements that demonstrate your passion for computing and/or your chosen area of focus
  • Optionally, present a video and/or source code repository of your work
  • Reflect upon how you have collaborated effectively with other people to achieve a shared goal
  • Confirm that you understand what the course involves in terms of multidisciplinary teamwork

It's important that you recognise that the interview isn't a traditional 'interview' as such. It's an opportunity for you to have an informal discussion with us so that you can determine whether your interests align with what our computing courses offer and with the specific area of specialism you have chosen.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team. Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. During your interview you'll also be asked to play a game. You'll also have an opportunity to show us your work, though it's optional to do so. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for around three hours, which will include a chat with ambassadors, student games, Q & A's with staff and a 1-1 interview. The 1-1 interview will be around 20 minutes long. We would advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

Criteria to be assessedEvidenced by
Can the candidate accurately define what computing professionals do and satisfactorily explain what they contribute to projects?Interview conversation
Is the candidate sufficiently comfortable with mathematics?Qualifications, predicted grades
To what extent can the candidate apply computational thinking skills?Task (i.e., playing a game) at interview
How appropriate is the candidate's approach to problem solving?Task (i.e., playing a game) at interview
To what degree can the candidate explain their solution?Task (i.e., playing a game) at interview
Does the candidate demonstrate the motivational qualities needed to create digital products and services?Personal statement, reference, school/college achievements and optional review of work (e.g., demo, video, source code) at interview
Is the candidate sufficiently aware of the level of collaboration required to excel as a professional in industry, and of the challenges teamwork will likely present?Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Please be prepared to discuss your work with us and think about your responses to questions such as:

- What do you know about contemporary drawing practice?
- Why have you chosen to study drawing at Falmouth?
- What other hobbies or interests do you have?

 We would also like you to think about questions you would like to ask us.

We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Drawing course page

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criterion to be assessedEvidenced by
Drawing ability: observational drawing skillsPortfolio/Falmouth Creative Project, drawing books and sketch books, to include drawing from a range of subjects drawn from life, not photographs
Drawing ability: developmental

Portfolio/Falmouth Creative Project, drawing books or photographs of final pieces

Development work where drawing has been the starting point

Worksheets, design sheets or three dimensional objects

Critical understanding and contextual awareness: an interest in and knowledge of the history of Drawing and other visual art and design practices

Portfolio/Falmouth Creative Project

Notes in sketch books, journals etc.

Personal statement

Interview conversation

Wider visual ability: creative skills and ideas

Portfolio/Falmouth Creative Project, drawing books and sketch books, to include examples of other creative work you do, such as sculpture, 3D design, painting, fashion design, etc.

Interview conversation

Communication skills: demonstration of a willingness to communicate your thoughts and ideas

Portfolio/Falmouth Creative Project

Sketch books

Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

You'll need to visit the Falmouth Creative Projects page and choose a challenge to answer as a Presentation or Portfolio. You'll then present your Presentation or Portfolio at your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

As well as completing a Falmouth Creative Project as a portfolio or a presentation, please read the information under 'What are you looking for in a successful applicant?' as it'll help you prepare for the interview and understand how we assess your potential. Please think of the interview as a chat – we want to make sure we're the right fit for you as much as we're making sure you're the right fit for our programme.

We'd also like you to start to think about the following questions that we'll be asking you in your interview. We don't expect you to have memorised your answers to these, but it'd be good if you could do some research and start to think about your answers before the day.

  • Which module are you most excited about and what would be your contribution? (please see the 'What you'll learn' section of the course page on the Falmouth University website for details of the modules).
  • What have you seen or read that has changed your way of thinking? This may or may not include books/films etc. that you have studied.
  • What do you do beyond your studies that contributes to your community?

We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the English and Creative Writing course page.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessedEvidenced by

Enthusiasm and some knowledge of the subject


Ability to articulate why you want to study English and Creative Writing, and discuss what you have been reading more recently

Interview conversation

Presentation

Writing skills


Demonstrated potential to develop as a writer across various genres and forms

Personal statement

Presentation

Enthusiasm and interest in writing as part of the creative industries

Interview conversation

Presentation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

You must submit a portfolio of any work you feel shows off your experience with either digital production, live streaming, or relevant practice in an esports context. The portfolio can take the form of a personal website, a written document with images, or PowerPoint slide deck showcasing past work. This could include links to archived streams that you have worked on, any form of video or digital media project that showcases some technical skills or content production experience, or could be a written account of esports events that you have helped to organise or broadcast. You don't need to have worked in an esports context before to do well on the interview but it's useful to show any examples where you have collaborated as a team to produce something or have worked in a similar context that involves media/video production or event organisation in some capacity.

We are aware that many applicants will not have had the opportunity to study esports in a formal educational setting. As such, we do not evaluate the size or quality of your projects. We're simply exploring your interests and what excites you.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to apply in the form of the presentation. The form of the presentation is up to you but can be one of the following:

  • A presentation using PowerPoint similar demonstrating your interest and plans for studying esports at higher education.
  • A plan for creating and broadcasting esports (or other games and media) content using a live streaming platform (such as Twitch).

How can I prepare for my interview?

  • Familiarise yourself with the Games Academy, its courses and teaching philosophy.
  • Familiarise yourself with your specialism and notable games which encompass it.
  • Familiarise yourself with relevant tools such as OBS screen capture software, streaming platforms such as YouTube and Twitch.

If you have a portfolio, narrow it down to that which you regard as your very best work.

Be prepared to say what kinds of events and other media inspire you and why you want to work within the esports industry specifically.

Think about your responses to questions such as:

  • What do you do in your current studies which relates to esports and live streaming?
  • What do you do outside of your current studies which relates to esports and live streaming?
  • Why do you want to take a degree in esports?

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team. Your interview will be hosted on Microsoft Teams with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal.

During the interview, we'll ask you about/to:

  • Your experience working in teams and collaborate with others generally
  • Your current understanding of esports production, live streaming, and content creation
  • Your career interests and the potential career trajectories that you might pursue in esports
  • Draw our attention to projects or achievements that demonstrate your passion for esports and/or your chosen area of focus
  • Confirm that you understand what the course involves in terms of multidisciplinary teamwork It is important that you recognise that the interview isn't a traditional 'interview' as such. It is an opportunity for you to have an informal discussion with us so that you can determine whether your interests align with what the esports course offers.

After the interview section, we'll look at your portfolio or presentation, this'll give us a chance to examine your work and give feedback. Finally, you will be able to ask questions about the course, the Games Academy and Falmouth. You can also chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page (although note that this is the launch year of this course so there will be no existing esports students but there will be Games Academy students present from other courses). Your interview will last 20-30 minutes.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You will need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for around 3 hours, which will include a chat with ambassadors, student games, Q & A's with staff and a 1-1 interview. The 1-1 interview will be around 30 minutes long. We would advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour.

Regional

We'll send you full details a week before via email. Please refer to the email you receive a week before the interview for the details of the venue. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors and have a virtual campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

We are seeking students with:

  • A high degree of motivation to produce esports streams and events
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • An understanding of the requirements of livestreaming and esports production
  • Willingness to work effectively in a team to achieve shared goals

To be specific, we will be looking for students who demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Does the candidate understand what is required of practitioners in the context of esports production?
  • How willing is the candidate to work within a collaborative team?
  • Does the candidate demonstrate good communication skills and awareness of the value of these skills?
  • Does the candidate show an awareness of the requirements of livestreaming and the context of esports?
  • Does the candidate show progress in skills relevant to their degree application choice?

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Think about your responses to questions such as:

- Why have you chosen to study Fashion Design at Falmouth?
- What aspect of fashion design really engages you?
- What are you looking forward to doing most on the course?
- Which artists, designers or practitioners have you found relevant to your own practice?
- What else do you get involved in, besides your current studies?

You'll be asked to select examples of your work to illustrate your answers to interview questions, providing evidence of your approach to drawing and developing ideas, and a commitment to and enthusiasm for fashion design.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for two hours for a group interview session which will include a tour and then an individual 15 minute interview. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and a campus tour.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of a range of creative outputs of either completed work, as a result of organised projects, and/or development of your own independent studio work.
  • Demonstration of fashion ideas which evidence and combine both conceptual thinking and practical skills (Portfolio/Sketchbooks/Falmouth Creative Project to evidence points 1 and 2).
  • Demonstration of effective design communication skills, problem-solving skills and ability to draw.
  • Visual investigation through drawing, mark-making, composition, colour, form, image manipulation, placement, etc. (Portfolio/Sketchbooks/Falmouth Creative Project to evidence points 3 and 4).
  • Ability to think critically and demonstrate ideas development (Portfolio/ Sketchbooks/Falmouth Creative Project).
  • Knowledge of fashion design practitioners, other artists/designers and a demonstrated sense of how this knowledge relates to your own work (Portfolio/Sketchbooks/Falmouth Creative Project/Interview conversation).
  • Ability to express ideas verbally, to discuss work and to articulate project strengths and weaknesses (Interview conversation).

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio or a presentation. Upload your portfolio or presentation online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Before your interview you'll need to prepare your portfolio or choose to answer a Falmouth Creative Project. We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Fashion Marketing BA(Hons) page and think about your responses to questions such as:

- Why have you chosen to study Fashion Marketing Falmouth?

- What aspect of fashion marketing really engages you?

- What are you looking forward to doing most on the course?

- Which brands, designers or influencers have you found relevant to your own critical perspective?

- What else do you get involved in, besides your current studies?

You'll be asked to select examples of your work to illustrate your answers to interview questions, providing evidence of your approach to developing ideas, and a commitment to and enthusiasm for fashion marketing and communications.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for 3 hours for a group interview session. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. The 1-1 interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

Demonstration of a range of outputs of either completed work, as a result of organised projects, and/or development of your own work for yourself or on behalf of organisations such as clubs and charities.

Demonstration of fashion marketing ideas which evidence conceptual thinking and/or commercial application.

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
Written report
Sketchbooks / Research
Social media / Digital Content

Demonstration of effective communication and problem-solving skills.

Visual investigation through composition, image manipulation, placement, typography etc.

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
Written report
Sketchbooks / Research
Social media / Digital Content

Ability to think critically and demonstrate idea development

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
Written report
Sketchbooks / Research
Social media / Digital Content

Knowledge of fashion and awareness of what is happening in the industry through wide reading, observing and opinion forming. Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
Written report
Sketchbooks / Research
Interview conversation
Social media / Digital Content
Ability to express ideas verbally, to discuss work and to articulate project strengths and weaknesses. Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Before your interview you'll need to prepare your portfolio or choose a Falmouth Creative Project to answer. We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Fashion Photography BA(Hons) page and think about your responses to questions such as:

  • Why have you chosen to study Fashion Photography at Falmouth?
  • What aspect of fashion photography really inspires you?
  • What topics or modules are you looking forward to doing the most on the course?
  • Which artists, photographers, fashion designers or practitioners have you found relevant to your own practice?
  • Are there extra curricula activities/hobbies you get involved in, besides your current studies?

You'll be asked to select examples of your work to illustrate your answers to interview questions, providing evidence of your approach to developing ideas. An open and reflective approach is encouraged, along with a commitment to fashion photography.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you to allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

Demonstration of a range of creative outputs of either completed work, as a result of organised projects, and/or development of your own independent studio work.

Demonstration of ideas which evidence an understanding of the discipline and combine both conceptual thinking, storytelling as well as practical skills.

  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks

Demonstration of effective photographic/filmmaking, visual communication skills, problem-solving skills & ability to think outside of the box.

Visual investigation through research, photographic tests, reflecting upon image analysis, composition, colour, form, image manipulation, sequencing, etc.

  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks
Ability to think critically and demonstrate ideas development.
  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks
Knowledge of visual culture, artists, photographers: fashion, portraiture, documentary who have demonstrated sense of how this knowledge relates to your own work.
  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks
  • Interview conversation
Ability to express ideas verbally, to discuss work and to articulate project strengths and weaknesses.
  • Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Think about your responses to questions such as:

- Why have you chosen to study Fashion Styling & Art Direction BA(Hons) at Falmouth?

- What aspects of fashion styling / art direction really inspire you?

- What is your favourite shoot and why?

- What are you looking forward to doing most on the course?

- Which artists, designers or practitioners have you found relevant to your own practice?

- What else do you get involved in, besides your current studies?

You'll be asked to select examples of your work to illustrate your answers to interview questions, providing evidence of your approach to visual language and developing ideas, and a commitment to and enthusiasm for fashion styling and art direction

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you to allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

Demonstration of a range of creative outputs of either completed work, as a result of organised projects, and/or development of your own independent studio work

 
Demonstration of fashion styling/art direction ideas which evidence and combine both conceptual thinking, storytelling and practical skills

  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks

Demonstration of effective design communication skills, problem-solving skills and ability to gather visual research

Visual investigation through collage, photography, styling, composition, colour, form etc.

  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks
Ability to think critically and demonstrate ideas development
  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks
Knowledge of fashion styling/art direction practitioners, other artists/designers and a demonstrated sense of how this knowledge relates to your own work
  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Sketchbooks
  • Interview conversation
Ability to express ideas verbally, to discuss work and to articulate project strengths and weaknesses
  • Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

You'll need to visit the Falmouth Creative Projects page and choose a challenge to answer as a Presentation. You'll then give your Presentation at your interview. Please note that the expected duration of the Presentation should be a maximum of five minutes.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Please read the information under 'What are you looking for in a successful applicant?' as it'll help you prepare for the interview and understand how we assess your potential.

We'd also like you to start to think about the following questions that we'll be asking you in your interview. We don't expect you to have memorised your answer to these, but we're looking for evidence of research and a vision of the kind of work you're interested in.

  • What's important to you? What aspect of film and television are you most excited about studying? What would your contribution be?
  • Outside of film and television, what have you engaged in most recently that has changed your way of thinking?
  • What's your best and worst experience of working in a team?
  • PRESENTATION – up to 5 minutes in line with a Falmouth Creative Project: Pitch a film or TV programme within one of three themes – (1) Society and Community, (2) Imagine our Future or (3) Environment and Sustainability?

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

You'll need to log in to the meeting at 1pm where you'll receive an introduction to Film & Television at Falmouth from a member of the course team, followed by the opportunity to ask questions about the course or the interview. This'll finish at around 2pm. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

Your interview will take place with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20 minutes.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for three hours. You'll join a course briefing for approximately one hour. This'll be followed by your individual interview, which will be around 20 minutes long, and then a campus tour. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

  • Entry requirements: show us your attainment so far and that you meet the desired requirements to study at degree level. Evidenced by qualifications, personal statement, reference, interview conversation.
  • Self and Community: you have something to say, have an awareness of the course and / or industry and can articulate how you will be able to contribute to the community. Evidenced by personal statement, interview conversation, presentation (Falmouth Creative Project)
  • Perspective: you can demonstrate that you engage with forms and influences beyond film and television and can reflect on these insights to further yourself. Evidenced by personal statement, interview conversation, presentation (Falmouth Creative Project)
  • Collaboration: you can navigate group-working scenarios with sensitivity, and you are a self-motivated, hard-working, resilient team player who doesn't give up! Evidenced by personal statement, interview conversation, presentation (Falmouth Creative Project)
  • Creativity and Communication: you can express your ideas clearly and with unique insight, you think outside the box and are passionate about storytelling. You have an understanding of the medium of television and film (including their innovative potential). Evidenced by personal statement, interview conversation, presentation (Falmouth Creative Project)

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Please be prepared to discuss:

- Your reasons for applying to Fine Art at Falmouth
- The work in your portfolio, how it is made and the ideas/artists' work you have used to inform the work
- The critical contexts of your present interests, such as the artists and ideas that have influenced and motivated you
- Your experience and understanding of the art that you have seen in exhibitions
- Your work and experience with insight into your creative practice and in relation to the context of contemporary art

We would also like you to:

- Think about what you want to tell us during this discussion
- Think of any questions you want to ask us (please feel free to write these down and bring them with you)

We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Fine Art course page

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criterion to be assessedEvidenced by
The confidence and curiosity to locate and identify a range of source material for potential development

Your portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Other visual work such as drawing books, sketchbooks etc.

The ability to develop visual ideas through drawing and engagement with materials, working methods and skills

Your portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Other visual work such as drawing books, sketchbooks etc.

Enthusiasm, commitment and an open approach to fine art practice

Your portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Other visual work such as drawing books, sketchbooks etc.

Good knowledge and awareness of the context of contemporary fine art

Your personal statement

Your interview conversation

Evidence of written and visual research of artists' work noted in journals, workbooks etc.

Good communication skills

Your personal statement

Your contribution to the interview conversation

A well-organised and well-presented portfolio of visual work / Falmouth Challenge

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio. We know that Animation is not always taught at secondary level, so we do not expect you to bring any specific work to the interview. However, Animation does not start with a moving object, and your creative eye is the most valuable tool you will ever have. With this in mind, if you have any work that you think demonstrates understanding of personality and character, or if you have created any game or Film/TV projects, then please provide that in your portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a Presentation.

Find a piece of animation which is linked to the Creative Projects in some sort of way. This animation is something you like and consider what it is saying, and how it communicates this. Focus on the character that is expressed and then consider what gives this impression – the devil is in the detail here, so to speak. So cast your eye on the body posture, consider how they move from one position to the next, ask yourself why the animator chose to position the hand that way, or why the back is arched? Try to understand what the animator wanted to tell you and describe how they managed to portray this. Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Familiarise yourself with the Games Academy, its courses and teaching philosophy. Familiarise yourself with notable artists in the games industry and the game art pipelines. Familiarise yourself with relevant tools such as Photoshop, Maya, 3DSMax, ZBrush, Unity and Unreal. If you have a portfolio, narrow it down to at most three pieces which you regard as your very best work. Be prepared to say what kinds of art inspire you and why you want to make art for the games industry specifically.

Think about your responses to questions such as:

- What do you do in your current studies which relates to Game Animation?
- What do you do outside of your current studies which relates to Game Animation?
- Why do you want to take a degree in Game Animation?

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for around 3 hours, which will include a chat with ambassadors, student games, Q & A's with staff and a 1-1 interview. The 1-1 interview will be around 20-30 minutes long. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

We are seeking students with:

- A high degree of motivation to make games
- Good communication skills
- An understanding of the requirements of game development
- Willingness to work effectively in a team to achieve shared goals

To be specific, we will be looking for students who demonstrate the following attributes:

- Does the student understand what is required of game animation?
- How willing is the student to work within a collaborative team?
- How able is the student at communication?
- Does the student show an awareness of the requirements of their specialism in the context of making games?
- Does the student show progress in skills relevant to their degree application choice?

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

We will want to discuss the 3 pieces of your portfolio that you regard as your very best work. Please be prepared to talk about the work that you choose. It is also permissible to bring a single sketchbook to interview or to show your online artstation/deviantart page for discussion in the meeting. Familiarise yourself with the Games Academy, its courses and teaching philosophy.

- Familiarise yourself with notable artists in the games industry and the games art pipelines.

- Familiarise yourself with relevant tools such as Photoshop, Maya, 3DSMax, ZBrush, Unity and Unreal.

- Curate your online art presence to show your work in its best light.

- Be prepared to say what kinds of art inspire you and why you want to make art for the games industry specifically.

Think about your responses to questions such as:

- What do you do in your current studies which relates to Game Art?

- What do you do outside of your current studies which relates to Game Art?

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for around 3 hours, which will include a chat with ambassadors, student games, Q & A's with staff and a 1-1 interview. The 1-1 interview will be around 20-30 minutes long. We would advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

  • Does the student understand what is required of artists in the context of game development?

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Interview conversation

Personal statement

  • How willing is the student to work within a collaborative team?

Interview conversation

Personal statement

  • How able is the student at communication?

Interview conversation

Personal statement

  • Does the student show an awareness of the requirements of making art or animation for games?

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Interview conversation

Reference

Predicted grades

Personal statement

  • Does the student show progress in skills relevant to their degree application choice?

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Interview conversation

Reference

Predicted grades

School/College achievements

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

BA(Hons) Game Development: Art

Before allocating you an interview date, you'll need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we've received it, we'll then book a time and date for your interview.

BA(Hons) Game Development: Design, BA(Hons) Game Development: Audio, BA(Hons) Game Development: Writing, Game Development: Production

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio. We know that Game Development is not always taught at secondary level, so we do not expect you to bring any specific work to the interview. However if you have worked on something creative which you think has relevance to the courses, feel free to bring it along. If you have worked on a game as part of your course or as a passion project, then please upload a link to that, and include this within any supporting statements.

If you have a portfolio, narrow it down to at most three pieces which you regard as your very best work. Your portfolio items could include anything game related that exhibits your passion, drive and current skillset, such as:

- A review, analysis or breakdown of a game you've played.

- A game you have created or designed in any format: For example (e.g. Gamemaker, Unity or Unreal), or non-digital games such as board/card game.

- A game level or mod you've crafted using an existing game engine (e.g. CSGO, Unreal tournament, or skyrim)

- Examples of other creative game-related skills such as programming, 2D art, 3D modelling or animation.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a Presentation. The form of the Presentation is up to you but can be one of the following:

- Presentation using Powerpoint or similar.

- Design Documentation which explains your concept and contains details of the functionality of app/experience/game. This should have some visuals/sketches to illustrate your idea.

- One Page Designs with Elevator Pitch. For guidance on how to construct a one page design, please watch the following - One Page Designs by Stone Librande.

- A small prototype app, experience, game or similar using tools such as Unity, Gamemaker, Renypy, twine or any game engine.

Your response should be based on your chosen programme, so for example if you want to study Games Writing, your Presentation will look at the narrative of a game or experience which addresses one of the Projects. Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

BA(Hons) Game Development: Programming

There is nothing you need to do ahead of your interview.

 

How can I prepare for my interview?

BA(Hons) Game Development: Art

We'll want to discuss the three pieces of your portfolio that you regard as your very best work. Please be prepared to talk about the work that you choose. It's also permissible to bring a single sketchbook to interview or to show your online artstation/deviantart page for discussion in the meeting. Familiarise yourself with the Games Academy, its courses and teaching philosophy.

  • Familiarise yourself with notable artists in the games industry and the games art pipelines.
  • Familiarise yourself with relevant tools such as Photoshop, Maya, 3DSMax, ZBrush, Unity and Unreal.
  • Curate your online art presence to show your work in its best light.
  • Be prepared to say what kinds of art inspire you and why you want to make art for the games industry specifically.

Think about your responses to questions such as:

  • What do you do in your current studies which relates to Game Art?
  • What do you do outside of your current studies which relates to Game Art?

BA(Hons) Game Development: Design, BA(Hons) Game Development: Audio, BA(Hons) Game Development: Writing, Game Development: Production BA(Hons)

- Familiarise yourself with the Games Academy, its courses and teaching philosophy.

- Familiarise yourself with your specialism and notable games which encompass it.

- Familiarise yourself with relevant tools such as game engines like Unity and Unreal.

- If you have a portfolio, narrow it down to at most three pieces which you regard as your very best work.

Be prepared to say what kinds of games and other media inspire you and why you want to work within the games industry specifically.

Think about your responses to questions such as:

- What do you do in your current studies which relates to Game Development?
- What do you do outside of your current studies which relates to Game Development?
- Why do you want to take a degree in Games?

BA(Hons) Game Development: Programming

Though it's important that you do some coding before you arrive, so that you know whether or not you like it, we teach our students from the very foundations of the computing discipline. So, you don't need to have much prior experience of computer programming before joining us. However, if you do have experience, then we'd love to see your work.

You don't need to submit any materials to us before the interview. Instead, make materials available online and direct us to them during the interview itself. The free video and repository hosting services provided by YouTube and GitHub are recommended. As a suggestion, you could provide one video of a project that you have worked on alongside one source code excerpt. The best candidates will showcase projects that are relevant to their chosen area of focus and which they've pursued beyond the school context to demonstrate their passion and dedication.

Avoid showcasing mark-up (e.g., XML, HTML) as tutors are more interested in any coding experience you might have (e.g. Python, Java, C, C#, C++, etc.). We are aware that many applicants will not have had the opportunity to study computing in a formal educational setting and so will likely be self-taught. As such, we do not evaluate the size or quality of your projects. We are simply exploring your interests and what excites you.

During the interview, we'll ask you to:

  • Explain what computing is, and it's role in your chosen area of focus
  • Distinguish computing from digital literacy and ICT
  • Describe your career interests and/or the potential career trajectories of computing professionals
  • Tell us about your level of comfort with mathematics
  • Demonstrate your computational thinking, problem solving, and technical communication skills through playing a game
  • Draw our attention to projects or achievements that demonstrate your passion for computing and/or your chosen area of focus
  • Optionally, present a video and/or source code repository of your work
  • Reflect upon how you have collaborated effectively with other people to achieve a shared goal
  • Confirm that you understand what the course involves in terms of multidisciplinary teamwork

It's important that you recognise that the interview isn't a traditional 'interview' as such. It's an opportunity for you to have an informal discussion with us so that you can determine whether your interests align with what our computing courses offer and with the specific area of specialism you have chosen. 

What will happen at my interview?

BAHons) Game Development: Art, BA(Hons), BA(Hons) Game Development: Design, BA(Hons) Game Development: Audio, BA(Hons), Game Development: Writing BA(Hons), Game Development: Production 

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for around three hours, which will include a chat with ambassadors, student games, Q & A's with staff and a 1-1 interview. The 1-1 interview will be around 20-30 minutes long. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

BA(Hons) Game Development: Programming

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team. Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. During your interview you will also be asked to play a game. You'll also have an opportunity to show us your work, though it is optional to do so. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for around three hours. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your individual interview will be 20 minutes long, with other group activities and a Q&A session.

Regional

We'll send you full details a week before via email. Please refer to the email you receive a week before the interview for the details of the venue. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors and have a virtual campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

BA(Hons) Game Development: Art, BA(Hons), BA(Hons) Game Development: Design, BA(Hons) Game Development: Audio, BA(Hons) Game Development: Writing, Game Development: Production BA(Hons)

We are seeking students with:

- A high degree of motivation to make games
- Good communication skills
- An understanding of the requirements of game development
- Willingness to work effectively in a team to achieve shared goals

To be specific, we will be looking for students who demonstrate the following attributes:

- Does the student understand what is required of game development?
- How willing is the student to work within a collaborative team?
- How able is the student at communication?
- Does the student show an awareness of the requirements of their specialism in the context of making games?
- Does the student show progress in skills relevant to their degree application choice?

 

BA(Hons) Game Development: Programming

 

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

  • Can the candidate accurately define what computing professionals do and satisfactorily explain what they contribute to projects?

Interview conversation

  • Is the candidate sufficiently comfortable with mathematics?

Qualifications

Predicted grades

  • To what extent can the candidate apply computational thinking skills?

Evidenced by task (i.e., playing a game) at interview

 
  • How appropriate is the candidate's approach to problem solving?

Evidenced by task (i.e., playing a game) at interview

  • To what degree can the candidate explain their solution?

Evidenced by task (i.e., playing a game) at interview

  • Does the candidate demonstrate the motivational qualities needed to create digital products and services?

Personal statement

References

School/college achievements

Optional review of work (e.g., demo, video, source code) at interview

  • Is the candidate sufficiently aware of the level of collaboration required to excel as a professional in industry, and of the challenges teamwork will likely present?

Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Before your interview you'll need to prepare your portfolio. We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Graphic Design BA(Hons) page.

We want to understand why you might wish to study graphic design and why at Falmouth. We'd like to be able to see that you have some of the basic building blocks of creative thinking, visual language, and evidence of craft skills and drawing.

We also know that when you work as a designer, you work as part of a team. So we're interested to hear from you as a person: how you're motivated, the activities and interests you have, and the experiences that led you to want to be a designer.

Think about your responses to questions such as:

- Who do you admire?
- What work have you seen recently that inspires you?
- Why does graphic design interest you?
- What particular aspect of the subject do you enjoy most?
- Why Falmouth?

 We'll also ask you questions about the work in your portfolio such as:

- What have you learnt on this project?
- Why did you choose this idea?
- Why does it look the way it does (visual language decisions)? 

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for three hours. You'll join a course presentation for approximately one hour, followed by a tour of Graphics and then your interview which will be around 20 minutes long. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed Evidenced by
Visual Language:
What skills knowledge and aptitude do you have for telling the visual story of your work?

Quality of drawing/mark-making, typography, composition, and materials

You may also have begun to think about the context of your work and the relevance it would have to a specific target audience
Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Sketchbooks

Personal notebooks
Design Process:
The journey of your projects

Depth of your creative enquiry

Quality of your ideas
Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Sketchbooks

Personal notebooks
Research:
How have you investigated the questions of your project work or explored the facts and information that led you to the start and insight for your ideas?
Critical thinking and ability to contextualise

Ability to provide a rationale for your intended project direction
Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Sketchbooks

Personal notebooks

Interview conversation
Entry requirements:
Show us your attainment so far and that you meet the desired requirements to study at degree level
Qualifications and/or experience

Personal statement

Reference
Communication:
Demonstration of your emergent potential in both visual and verbal articulation
Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Sketchbooks

Personal notebooks

Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you'll need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

Please provide examples of work that range from ideas generation and progression (visual problem solving), experiments with a range of materials and processes, evidence of a drawing practice (from both observation and imagination) and finished pieces.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Please also prepare by thinking about your responses to questions such as:

  • Why have you chosen to study illustration at Falmouth?
  • How does your work provide evidence that you can think conceptually?
  • What is illustration and how does it differ from other creative practices?
  • What do you see yourself doing after graduation?

We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Illustration course page

The Falmouth Illustration subject promotional website is here. It's recommended you take a look and do some research on our alumni: http://www.wunderkammeronline.com.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

  • Visual problem-solving ability with a specific focus on ideas generation
  • Examples may include 'mind maps', word associations, thumbnail sketches, reflective analysis and research

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Development sketchbooks

Worksheets

  • Development of 'visual language' in drawing, lide drawing, media, mark-making experimentation, reflective analysis and finished pieces
  • Examples may encompass drawing (experimental and/or academic), 'wet' media (paint), printmaking, photography, moving image, 3D assemblage, collage or any combination of the above

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Development sketchbooks

Worksheets

 
  • Good contextual understanding of what illustration is
  • Contexts may include 'editorial', 'narrative', 'information Illustration', 'advertising' etc.

Your personal statement

Interview conversation

 
  • Confidence in your own abilities and prepared for the challenges of Higher Education
  • Good communication skills

Your personal statement

Interview conversation

 
  • Theoretical understanding of issues pertaining to the visual arts

Your personal statement

Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you'll need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

Please provide examples of work that range from ideas generation and progression (visual problem solving), experiments with a range of materials and processes, evidence of a drawing practice (from both observation and imagination) and finished pieces.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Please also prepare by thinking about your responses to questions such as:

  • Why have you chosen to study illustration at Falmouth?
  • How does your work provide evidence that you can think conceptually?
  • What is illustration and how does it differ from other creative practices?
  • What do you see yourself doing after graduation?

We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Illustration course page

The Falmouth Illustration subject promotional website is here. It's recommended you take a look and do some research on our alumni: http://www.wunderkammeronline.com.

What will happen at my online interview?

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

  • Visual problem-solving ability with a specific focus on ideas generation
  • Examples may include 'mind maps', word associations, thumbnail sketches, reflective analysis and research

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Development sketchbooks

Worksheets

  • Development of 'visual language' in drawing, lide drawing, media, mark-making experimentation, reflective analysis and finished pieces
  • Examples may encompass drawing (experimental and/or academic), 'wet' media (paint), printmaking, photography, moving image, 3D assemblage, collage or any combination of the above

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Development sketchbooks

Worksheets

 
  • Good contextual understanding of what illustration is
  • Contexts may include 'editorial', 'narrative', 'information Illustration', 'advertising' etc.

Your personal statement

Interview conversation

 
  • Confidence in your own abilities and prepared for the challenges of Higher Education
  • Good communication skills

Your personal statement

Interview conversation

 
  • Theoretical understanding of issues pertaining to the visual arts

Your personal statement

Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Though it's important that you do some coding before you arrive, so that you know whether or not you like it, we teach our students from the very foundations of the computing discipline. So, you don't need to have much prior experience of computer programming before joining us. However, if you do have experience, then we'd love to see your work.

You don't need to submit any materials to us before the interview. Instead, make materials available online and direct us to them during the interview itself. The free video and repository hosting services provided by YouTube and GitHub are recommended. As a suggestion, you could provide one video of a project that you have worked on alongside one source code excerpt. The best candidates will showcase projects that are relevant to their chosen area of focus and which they've pursued beyond the school context to demonstrate their passion and dedication.

Avoid showcasing mark-up (e.g., XML, HTML) as tutors are more interested in any coding experience you might have (e.g. Python, Java, C, C#, C++, etc.). We are aware that many applicants will not have had the opportunity to study computing in a formal educational setting and so will likely be self-taught. As such, we do not evaluate the size or quality of your projects. We're simply exploring your interests and what excites you.

During the interview, we'll ask you to:

  • Explain what computing is, and it's role in your chosen area of focus
  • Distinguish computing from digital literacy and ICT
  • Describe your career interests and/or the potential career trajectories of computing professionals
  • Tell us about your level of comfort with mathematics
  • Demonstrate your computational thinking, problem solving, and technical communication skills through playing a game
  • Draw our attention to projects or achievements that demonstrate your passion for computing and/or your chosen area of focus
  • Optionally, present a video and/or source code repository of your work
  • Reflect upon how you have collaborated effectively with other people to achieve a shared goal
  • Confirm that you understand what the course involves in terms of multidisciplinary teamwork

It's important that you recognise that the interview isn't a traditional 'interview' as such. It's an opportunity for you to have an informal discussion with us so that you can determine whether your interests align with what our computing courses offer and with the specific area of specialism you have chosen.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team. Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. During your interview you will also be asked to play a game. You'll also have an opportunity to show us your work, though it is optional to do so. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for around three hours. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your individual interview will be 20 minutes long, with other group activities and a Q&A session.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

Criteria to be assessedEvidenced by
Can the candidate accurately define what computing professionals do and satisfactorily explain what they contribute to projects?Interview conversation
Is the candidate sufficiently comfortable with mathematics?Qualifications, predicted grades
To what extent can the candidate apply computational thinking skills?Task (i.e. playing a game) at interview

How appropriate is the candidate's approach to problem solving?

Task (i.e. playing a game) at interview

To what degree can the candidate explain their solution?

Task (i.e. playing a game) at interview

Does the candidate demonstrate the motivational qualities needed to create digital products and services?

Personal statement, reference, school/college achievements, and optional review of work (e.g. demo, video, source code) at interview
Is the candidate sufficiently aware of the level of collaboration required to excel as a professional in industry, and of the challenges teamwork will likely present?Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we'll then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Before your interview you'll need to prepare your portfolio. We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Interior Architecture page and think about your responses to questions such as:

  • Why have you chosen to study interior architecture at Falmouth?
  • What aspect of interior architecture at Falmouth really engages you?
  • What are you looking forward to most?

We'll be asking you questions that will allow you to select pieces from your portfolio to talk about.

We'll be interested to know if there are interior design practitioners, or other artists or designers, whose work you have found particularly relevant to your practice, and if so how.

We'll also want to know a little about you, and what else you get involved in besides your current studies.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for 3 hours for a group interview session. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criterion to be assessed Evidenced by
Visual investigation
  • Sketchbook(s)
  • Personal notebook
Awareness of and enthusiasm for the subject
  • Personal statement
  • Interview conversation
Good portfolio presentation
  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
  • Interview conversation
Ability to discuss issues individually and in groups Interview conversation
Open mindedness Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Before your interview you'll need to prepare your portfolio. We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Interior Design BA(Hons) page and think about your responses to questions such as:

- Why have you chosen to study interior design at Falmouth?
- What aspect of interior design at Falmouth really engages you?
- What are you looking forward to most?

We'll be asking you questions that will allow you to select pieces from your portfolio to talk about.

We'll be interested to know if there are interior design practitioners, or other artists or designers, whose work you have found particularly relevant to your practice, and if so how.

We'll also want to know a little about you, and what else you get involved in besides your current studies.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for 3 hours for a group interview session. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criterion to be assessed Evidenced by
Visual investigation

Sketchbook(s)

Personal notebook

Awareness of and enthusiasm for the subject

Personal statement

Interview conversation

Good portfolio presentation

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Interview conversation

Ability to discuss issues individually and in groups Interview conversation
Open mindedness Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Before your interview you'll need to prepare your portfolio. We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Interior Design BA(Hons) page and think about your responses to questions such as:

- Why have you chosen to study interior design at Falmouth?
- What aspect of interior design at Falmouth really engages you?
- What are you looking forward to most?

We'll be asking you questions that will allow you to select pieces from your portfolio to talk about.

We'll be interested to know if there are interior design practitioners, or other artists or designers, whose work you have found particularly relevant to your practice, and if so how.

We'll also want to know a little about you, and what else you get involved in besides your current studies.

What will happen at my interview?

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criterion to be assessed Evidenced by
Visual investigation

Sketchbook(s)

Personal notebook

Awareness of and enthusiasm for the subject

Personal statement

Interview conversation

Good portfolio presentation

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Interview conversation

Ability to discuss issues individually and in groups Interview conversation
Open mindedness Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

You will need to visit the Falmouth Creative Projects page and choose a challenge to answer through a portfolio or a presentation.

How can I prepare for my interview?

You can prepare for the interview by:

Considering what attracted you to the course you are applying for. It might help to make sure you again look through the course details on the university website before you attend.

Keeping abreast of the main national news or sports stories in the week running up to your interview.

Thinking about the writing, both fiction and non-fiction, you particularly enjoy consuming and preparing to talk about any writing/reporting you have done.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessedEvidenced by

Commitment and enthusiasm for this subject area

Study of relevant subjects

Engagement with a school magazine or a personal blog or similar

Qualifications

Personal Statement

Reference

Interview conversation

Presentation

Knowledge of politics, popular culture and literature

Informed references to current developments across a range of spheres

Interview conversation

Presentation

Analytical skills

Capacity to comment intelligently and incisively on recent events in the news and in popular culture

Interview conversation

Presentation

Potential to succeed in this subject area of study at HE level

Qualifications

Reference

Interview conversation

Presentation

Independence and initiative

Engagement with extra-curricular activities such as part-time jobs or hobbies

Qualifications

Personal Statement

Reference

Interview conversation

Presentation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Before your interview you'll need to prepare your portfolio. We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Marine & Natural History Photography BA(Hons) page and think about your responses to questions such as:

- Why do you want to do the Marine & Natural History Photography course?
- What are your perceptions of the course?
- Why have you chosen to study at Falmouth?
- What do you think would be the biggest challenge for you in meeting the requirements for this degree?
- How do you cope with working under pressure and to tight deadlines?
- What do you hope to achieve from the course?
- If we offer you a place and you successfully complete the course, where do you see yourself five years from now?
- Are you a member of any conservation groups?
- Choose one piece of work from your portfolio and talk us through your reasons why you created that particular image?

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criterion to be assessed Evidenced by
Technical ability: A reasonable level of technical knowledge and skills appropriate for undergraduate study of photography Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
Visual literacy: A good sense of visual awareness Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
Written communication: A reasonable level of research, writing and analytical skills
  • Personal statement
  • Sketchbooks
  • Workbooks
  • Creative Journals
  • Notebooks
Oral communication: An ability to express ideas and respond to questions in an intelligent and articulate manner Interview conversation
Enthusiasm: A genuine passion for the subject of photography and the natural world Holistic assessment of portfolio, supporting work and interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

You'll need to visit the Falmouth Creative Projects and choose a Project to answer as a Presentation. You'll then give your Presentation at your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Reflect on and think about how your response to the Falmouth Creative Project relates to your interest in studying creative marketing communications. We are not looking for polished digital skills. Instead, we would like to see interesting and thoughtful responses, whichever way you choose to present it. Bring any notes, if you like, to help you along. We would also like to hear from you details of any school/college project or work experience that you might have done before, what you learnt or any relevant skills you feel you have picked up. This is also a chance for you to elaborate on details you might have mentioned in your personal statement.

The interview is very much a two-way street and we expect you may have questions for us about the course. We recommend you think of questions to ask us by familiarising yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Marketing Communications page.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. All applicants being interviewed on any given date will be asked to arrive for their interview at the same time and should prepared to expect group and individual experiences as part of the session – the interview session will last for around 90 minutes.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessedEvidenced by

Research and problem solving - awareness of and enthusiasm for creativity or marketing communications. Knowledge of recent engaging or memorable marketing campaigns.

  • Interview conversation
  • Presentation

Communication and presentation skills - in terms of being able to organise and convey your thoughts and opinions clearly, visually and/or verbally.

  • Interview conversation
  • Presentation

Entry requirements

  • Qualifications and/or experience
  • Personal statement
  • Reference

Collaborative skills - willingness and desire to share ideas and work with others in projects. Relevant extra-curricular activities or related work experience.

  • Interview conversation
  • Reference

Creative Content – interesting responses to the Falmouth Creative Projects, whichever tool you use to express these.

  • Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview? 

Reflect on and think about how your portfolio or response to the Falmouth Creative Projects relates to your interest in studying Media Production. Bring any notes, if you like, to help you along.

We'd also like to hear from you details of any school/college project or work experience that you might have done before, what you learnt or any relevant skills you feel you have picked up. This is also a chance for you to elaborate on details you might have mentioned in your personal statement.

The interview is very much a two-way street. So we expect you may have questions for us about the course.

We recommend you consider any further questions you may have and familiarise yourself with the information on the Media Production course page.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you to allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. All applicants being interviewed on any given date will be asked to arrive for their interview at the same time and should prepared to expect group and individual experiences as part of the session – the interview session will last for around 90 minutes.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessedEvidenced by
Research and problem solving - awareness of and enthusiasm for advertising and marketing. Passion for ideas.
  • Interview conversation
  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
Communication and presentation skills - being able to convey ideas clearly, visually and/or verbally.
  • Interview conversation
  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project
Entry requirements
  • Qualifications and/or experience
  • Personal statement
  • Reference
Collaborative skills - willingness and desire to share ideas and work collaboratively with a partner. Relevant extra-curricular activities or related work experience.
  • Interview conversation
  • Reference
Creative Content – insightful responses to Falmouth Creative Projects.
  • Interview conversation
  • Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date you'll need to send us two examples of your music or creative practice. This can be in the form of a recording, score, a video or a piece of creative writing. The examples of your music or creative practice will need to be uploaded to YouTube, SoundCloud, Bandcamp or any other open access online service. You'll then need to send the link to us via the Applicant Portal. Please also prepare a short live performance piece to perform at your interview.

At Falmouth we really want to get to know you and your music. Whether you're a performer, songwriter, DJ, sound artist, producer or composer, we want to see you at your best, and welcome materials of any style.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Please be prepared to:

- Talk about the recorded examples of music that you have been asked to prepare
- Answer general questions about your background, interests and experience
- Give a live performance

We would also like you to:

- Think about what you want to tell us during this discussion
- Think of any questions you want to ask us

This is your chance to find out what you need to know to make an informed decision about your creative future. It is important that you get a feel for whether Falmouth is the right place for you.

We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Music page

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criterion to be assessedEvidenced by

Musical ability: skills, craft

Creativity and imagination

Potential

Assessment of portfolio/presentation

Verbal articulation

Engagement with interview questions and discussion

Ability to discuss portfolio examples and/or other musical examples critically

Interview conversation

Written articulation

Music experience

Musical and contextual knowledge

Personal statement

Reference

Qualifications, predicted grades

Sustained engagement, motivation and creative potentialHolistic evidence from application form, two examples of music or creative practice, written statement and interview conversation.
Live performance: technical skill, musical awareness, expression and performance presenceInterview and audition performance

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date you'll need to send us your response to the Creative Project. This can be in the form of a video recording, or a piece of business or creative writing. Your response will need to be uploaded to any open access online service. You'll then need to send the link to us via the Applicant Portal.

At Falmouth we really want to get to know you and your practice. Whether you're interested in live music, recorded music, film and synch, publishing, marketing, formats, we want to see you at your best, and welcome materials of any style.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Please be prepared to:

  • Talk about your response to the challenge that you have been asked to prepare
  • Answer general questions about your background, interests and experience
  • We would also like you to:
  • Think about what you want to tell us during this discussion
  • Think of any questions you want to ask us

This is your chance to find out what you need to know to make an informed decision about your creative future. It's important that you get a feel for whether Falmouth is the right place for you.

We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Music Business page.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll be send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll be send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you to allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criterion to be assessed Evidenced by
Music business ability: contextual knowledge/practice
Creativity and imagination
Potential
Ethical and sustainability thinking
Assessment of creative project
& interview conversation
Verbal articulation
Engagement with interview questions and discussion
Ability to discuss examples from creative project and/or other music busines examples critically
Interview conversation
Written articulation
Music business experience and innovation
Musical and contextual knowledge
Personal statement
Reference
Qualifications, predicted grades
Sustained engagement, motivation and creative potential Holistic evidence from application form, two examples of music or creative practice,written statement and interview conversation.

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date you'll need to upload a link to footage of you singing, acting and dancing.

Your footage needs to include you:

  1. Singing extracts from two contrasting Musical Theatre songs (one must be pre-1960)
  2. Performing one monologue (maximum of 2 minutes). You may choose a text from any period.
  3. Dancing a sample jazz, tap or ballet routine. Please make sure we can see your full body in the dance routine.

Upload the video footage to YouTube or Vimeo and submit a single link through the Applicant Portal.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Think about your responses to questions such as:

  1. Why do you want to study Musical Theatre at Falmouth?
  2. Which singers/actors/dancers/choreographers have influenced you and why?
  3. What acting methods have you used to help you prepare your monologue?
  4. What questions do you have about how Musical Theatre is taught at Falmouth?

Remember, the interview is your chance to find out all you need to know to make an informed decision about your creative future. It is important that you get a feel for whether Falmouth is the right place for you, so please be prepared to ask as many questions as you need to. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Musical Theatre course page and the AMATA website

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for 3 hours for a group interview session. Each group interview session will include a jazz class, a monologue presentation and two song presentations. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

We're looking for people who are passionate about Musical Theatre and have the energy, commitment and desire to undertake a rigorous physical training together with contextual research and reflection. We would expect to see demonstrable talent in at least two out of the three disciplines of acting, singing and dance. Enthusiasm, positivity, drive and a sense of humour are highly valued, as is the capacity to collaborate creatively with others.

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Before your interview you'll need to prepare your portfolio. We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Photography BA (Hons) page and think about your responses to questions such as:

- Why do you want to study photography at Falmouth?
- Who do you think are the most interesting photographers?
- What exhibitions have you seen and what did you think about them?
- What campaigns have you seen recently that have had a big impact on you?

You may be asked to pick out your favourite image from your portfolio and to discuss why you like it.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you to allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

  • Creativity

  • Visual awareness

  • Exploring ideas through photography and other media

  • Technical awareness

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Sketchbooks

Journals

Notebooks

Any work in progress that might include other media, drawing etc.

  • Communication skills

  • Evidence of research and writing skills 

Your personal statement

Interview conversation

Workbooks

Journals

Notebooks

  • Engagement with photography

  • Awareness of practitioners

  • Interest in any contemporary trends or histories of photography 

Your personal statement

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Interview conversation

Notebooks

Journals

  • Knowledge of photographic genres and the professional photographic world, through reading and/or attending exhibitions

Your personal statement

Interview conversation

  • Potential, interest, aspiration and commitment to study a broad Photography degree at higher education level

Your personal statement

Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date you'll need to send us two examples of your music or creative practice. This can be in the form of a recording, score, a video or a piece of creative writing. The examples of your music or creative practice will need to be uploaded to YouTube, SoundCloud, Bandcamp or any other open access online service. You will then need to send the link to us via the Applicant Portal. Please also prepare a short live performance piece to perform at your interview.

At Falmouth we really want to get to know you and your music. Whether you're a performer, songwriter, DJ, sound artist, producer or composer, we want to see you at your best, and welcome materials of any style.

How can I prepare for my interview?


Please be prepared to:

- Talk about any recorded examples of music that you have brought with you.
- Answer general questions about your background, interests and experience.
- Give a live performance

We would also like you to:

- Think about what you want to tell us during this discussion.
- Think of any questions you want to ask us.

This is your chance to find out what you need to know to make an informed decision about your creative future. It is important that you get a feel for whether Falmouth is the right place for you.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page

In person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criterion to be assessedEvidenced by
  • Musical ability: skills, craft
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Potential

Recorded Example of your music or creative practice

  • Live performance: technical skill, musical awareness, expression and performance presence
  • Verbal articulation
  • Engagement with interview questions and discussion
  • Ability to discuss portfolio examples and/or other musical examples critically
Interview and audition performance
  • Written articulation
  • Music experience
  • Musical and contextual knowledge
Personal statement
Reference
Qualifications, predicted grades
  • Sustained engagement, motivation and creative potential
Holistic evidence from application form, example of music or creative practice, live performance and interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Your portfolio is the showcase of who you are. We would love to see your most recent creative work.

Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Post Production & Visual Effects course page. This will give you information about the course you are applying for which will help you prepare.

You'll be expected to talk about the work in your portfolio, so prepare to discuss the content. You should also think about your responses to questions such as:

- Why have you chosen to study Post Production & Visual Effects?
- What sort of Post Production or Visual Effects do you admire?
- What motivates you and what career do you aspire to?
- What knowledge of the industry do you have?
- What has made you consider studying at Falmouth?

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We would advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

Ability to present creative thoughts and responses through a range of media and to articulate the thought processes that lead to the final outcome.

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

sketchbooks / journals

Ability to articulate a desire and decision to undertake a sustained period of study at HE level.

Personal statement

Interview conversation

Knowledge of the specifics of your chosen course, such as an understanding of how the course is delivered and why this led you to apply to Falmouth.

Personal statement

Interview conversation

Demonstrate areas of self-motivation, hard-working, resilience and a dedicated team player.

Personal statement

Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

As well as preparing your portfolio, have a think about how you'd answer questions such as:

  • What do you love most about photographic storytelling?
  • Why do you want to do the Press and Editorial Photography course?
  • What are your perceptions of the course?
  • Why have you chosen to study at Falmouth University?
  • What do you hope to achieve from the course?
  • Choose one piece of work from your portfolio and talk us through your reasons why you created that particular image?
  • If you could go anywhere in the world to create a photographic story, where would you go?

You should also familiarise yourself with the BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography course page.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you to allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

The successful applicant will evidence their enthusiasm and commitment to visual storytelling and photography by presenting a considered online portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project that demonstrates their technical skills, creativity and good sense of visual awareness. A well-written and heartfelt personal statement coupled with the ability to communicate well during the interview. Because of the creative nature of our course, BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography takes a holistic approach to each individual applicant and what we most look for is a passion for the subject matter and an eagerness to learn. You will be able to demonstrate your skills and commitment according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

Entry requirements: Show us your attainment so far and that you meet the desired requirements to study at degree level evidenced by

  • Qualifications
  • Personal statement
  • Reference
  • Interview conversation
  • Online portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Course specifics: Tell us why you want to study Press and Editorial Photography at Falmouth

  • Personal statement
  • Interview conversation
  • Online portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Research: Identify and articulate an understanding of photography and visual storytelling

  • Personal statement
  • Interview conversation
  • Online portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Communication: An essential part of your education and your future, this is a core skill and we wish to see your potential in this area.

  • Personal statement
  • Interview conversation
  • Online portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Motivation: Demonstrate that you are self-motivated, hard-working and driven to tell visual stories If you are invited to an interview:

  • School and/or College achievements
  • Personal statement
  • Reference
  • Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Though it's important that you do some coding before you arrive, so that you know whether or not you like it, we teach our students from the very foundations of the computing discipline. So, you don't need to have much prior experience of computer programming before joining us. However, if you do have experience, then we'd love to see your work.

You don't need to submit any materials to us before the interview. Instead, make materials available online and direct us to them during the interview itself. The free video and repository hosting services provided by YouTube and GitHub are recommended. As a suggestion, you could provide one video of a project that you have worked on alongside one source code excerpt. The best candidates will showcase projects that are relevant to their chosen area of focus and which they've pursued beyond the school context to demonstrate their passion and dedication.

Avoid showcasing mark-up (e.g., XML, HTML) as tutors are more interested in any coding experience you might have (e.g. Python, Java, C, C#, C++, etc.). We are aware that many applicants will not have had the opportunity to study computing in a formal educational setting and so will likely be self-taught. As such, we do not evaluate the size or quality of your projects. We are simply exploring your interests and what excites you.

During the interview, we'll ask you to:

  • Explain what computing is, and it's role in your chosen area of focus
  • Distinguish computing from digital literacy and ICT
  • Describe your career interests and/or the potential career trajectories of computing professionals
  • Tell us about your level of comfort with mathematics
  • Demonstrate your computational thinking, problem solving, and technical communication skills through playing a game
  • Draw our attention to projects or achievements that demonstrate your passion for computing and/or your chosen area of focus
  • Optionally, present a video and/or source code repository of your work
  • Reflect upon how you have collaborated effectively with other people to achieve a shared goal
  • Confirm that you understand what the course involves in terms of multidisciplinary teamwork

It's important that you recognise that the interview isn't a traditional 'interview' as such. It's an opportunity for you to have an informal discussion with us so that you can determine whether your interests align with what our computing courses offer and with the specific area of specialism you have chosen.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team. Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. During your interview you will also be asked to play a game. You'll also have an opportunity to show us your work, though it is optional to do so. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for around 3 hours, which will include a chat with ambassadors, student games, Q & A's with staff and a 1-1 interview. The 1-1 interview will be around 20 minutes long. We would advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

  • Can the candidate accurately define what computing professionals do and satisfactorily explain what they contribute to projects?

Interview conversation

  • Is the candidate sufficiently comfortable with mathematics?

Qualifications

Predicted grades

  • To what extent can the candidate apply computational thinking skills?

Task (i.e. playing a game) at interview

 
  • How appropriate is the candidate's approach to problem solving?

Task (i.e. playing a game) at interview

 
  • To what degree can the candidate explain their solution?

Task (i.e. playing a game) at interview

  • Does the candidate demonstrate the motivational qualities needed to create digital products and services?

Personal statement

Reference

School/college achievements

Optional review of work (e.g. demo, video, course code) at interview

  • Is the candidate sufficiently aware of the level of collaboration required to excel as a professional in industry, and of the challenges teamwork will likely present?

 

Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What is the interview process?

We interview all applicants and are really looking forward to discussing the course with you. We want to focus on you as a person and do not expect you to share any portfolio work, although if you have any materials you have generated relating to activities you have organised, or been involved with, please feel free to mention them during the discussion and/or share an online URL.

We'll ask you to deliver a short presentation for an idea you have conceived for a new product, new business, new event, new attraction, new social experience or a new way of approaching an issue or solving a problem and have provided an applicant brief on this - please see below for details.

Applicant Interview Brief: 'Responding to Thematic Projects'

As part of the interview process, you're asked to succinctly 'present' a creative business or experience-based idea in response to one of three theme statements. These relate to key challenges that we believe are important to your chosen degree and future career. The themes are 'society and community', 'environment and sustainability' and 'imagine our future'.

It's important to describe how your idea has been arrived at – we're interested in how you have researched and developed your idea as well as in the idea itself.

The Presentation

Please choose one of the three 'theme statements' below to base your presentation on. You should then think about an idea that relates to that statement in a positive and creative way. The idea can be for a new product, new business, new event, new attraction, new social experience or a new way of approaching an issue or solving a problem.

For your presentation you should provide an outline of your idea and tell us how, and why, you think that it can make a positive impact. The presentation should last around 2-3 minutes and it should be concise, well-structured and clearly articulate your creative approach. You may choose to produce slides or visuals as part of your presentation, but this is not mandatory.

The Theme Statements

Society and Community

"Three-quarters around the world say their country's society is divided – and the majority think their country is now more divided than it was 10 years ago, especially in Europe. Differences in political views are seen as the greatest cause of tension, followed by differences between rich and poor. However, despite these divisions, the majority of people in most countries agree that people across the world have more things in common than things that make them different."

Source: BBC Global Survey – A World Divided? Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute

Environment and Sustainability

"Environmental growth is the step change needed to put us back on a path to a sustainable future. Our environment has been in serious decline over many centuries. Sadly, the protection policies that have been in place have only slowed the decline -we need to do much more. We need to bring back health and vitality to our land and seas; sharing our spaces with other species and making sure our activities are complimentary to the natural systems we rely on."

Source: Cornwall's Environmental Growth Strategy 2015-2065

Imagine Our Future

"There is no debate that we are living at a time of exceptional innovation. In so many areas, human ingenuity is breaking old barriers to invent new cures for disease, new means of communicating, new ways of organizing business and life. We see innovation occur when people face both terrible challenges and inspirational opportunities. In this context, I believe that understanding why and how to 'use-the-future' becomes all the more important."

Source: Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

How can I prepare for my interview?

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Sustainable Festival Management course page and you may also want to be mindful of any important current news/media stories involving sustainability and festivals.

You should be able to:

  • Discuss your current/previous studies and how they could map into festival management
  • Describe any festival management experience you've had
  • Discuss your career aspirations and where you would eventually like to work
  • Share any questions you have about the course

All applicants to this course will be required to deliver a short three minute presentation as part of the interview process (please see 'what do I need to do before my interview' for more information).

What will happen at my interview?

During your interview, you'll be conversing with an academic from the course, who'll be very interested in finding out about your motivation for applying to the course, as well as your academic work and relevant life experiences to date. We're definitely not trying to 'catch you out' and will aim to hold a relaxed discussion about your application.

We'll be looking to ascertain whether you're a 'good fit' for the course and know that equally you'll be looking to confirm whether the course is a 'good fit' for you. With this in mind, you may well have questions about the course and we appreciate that this will be an important part of the conversation for you, so we'll be happy to respond in order to help you make this important decision.

All applicants to this course will be required to deliver a short three minute presentation as part of the interview process (please see 'what do I need to do before my interview' for more information).

Please see below for more specific information about the different interview types.

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You will be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you will have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

  • Enthusiasm for and an interest in the course, sustainability and festivals
  • Professionalism, team working skills and creativity
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Relevant qualifications and independent learning or work experience
  • Desire and ability to succeed at this level of study
  • Communication skills
  • We will also look at your personal statement and the reference on your application

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio or a presentation. If you opt for Presentation it should be a well rehearsed 10 minute pitch where you present your ideas in response to the Project. This could be an idea for a product, service or business that tackles a global issue, using design thinking to empower and protect people and planet. You should use presentation slides (PDF, PowerPoint or handouts) to provide a visual context to your presentation.

Upload your portfolio or presentation online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Before your interview you'll need to prepare your portfolio or presentation. We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Sustainable Product Design BA(Hons) page and think about your responses to questions such as:

- Why have you chosen to study Sustainable Product Design at Falmouth?
- What aspect of Sustainable Product Design at Falmouth really interests you?
- Tell me how and when you use research to develop your design ideas?
- Can you show me a range of how you communicate your design ideas?
- Can you tell me about how you have made a prototype of a design?
- What are you currently involved in besides your current studies?
- What are your ambitions?

You'll be given the opportunity to use pieces from your portfolio or presentation to illustrate your answers.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed

Evidenced by

Presentation:

sketching; visualising ideas; graphical presentation; creative exploration and development; verbal presentation

Portfolio

Sketchbook(s)

Prototypes/model making

OR

Presentation

Contextualisation:

Knowledge of 3D/product design practitioners or other artists/designers; sense of how this knowledge relates to own work; awareness of social and environmental issues

Portfolio

Sketchbook(s)

Interview conversation

OR

Presentation

Design thinking:

Design process; idea development; investigation of materials and production methods; technical skills; research and analytical skills

Portfolio

Sketchbook(s)

Prototypes/model making

Interview conversation

OR

Presentation

Personal qualities:

commitment and/or enthusiasm for this subject area; motivation; communication skills; creative thinking

Personal statement

Reference

Extra-curricular activities

Interview conversation

Qualifications relevant to, and perceived aptitude for, the course of study

Qualifications

Reference

Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

We interview all applicants and are really looking forward to discussing the course with you. We want to focus on you as a person and do not expect you to share any portfolio work, although if you have any materials you have generated relating to activities you have organised, or been involved with, please feel free to mention them during the discussion and/or share an online URL.

We'll ask you to deliver a short presentation for an idea you have conceived for a new product, new business, new event, new attraction, new social experience or a new way of approaching an issue or solving a problem and have provided an applicant brief on this - please see below for details.

Applicant Interview Brief: 'Responding to Thematic Projects'

As part of the interview process, you are asked to succinctly 'present' a creative business or experience-based idea in response to one of three theme statements. These relate to key challenges that we believe are important to your chosen degree and future career. The themes are 'society and community', 'environment and sustainability' and 'imagine our future'.

It's important to describe how your idea has been arrived at – we're interested in how you have researched and developed your idea as well as in the idea itself.

The Presentation

Please choose one of the three 'theme statements' below to base your presentation on. You should then think about an idea that relates to that statement in a positive and creative way. The idea can be for a new product, new business, new event, new attraction, new social experience or a new way of approaching an issue or solving a problem.

For your presentation you should provide an outline of your idea and tell us how, and why, you think that it can make a positive impact. The presentation should last around 2-3 minutes and it should be concise, well-structured and clearly articulate your creative approach. You may choose to produce slides or visuals as part of your presentation, but this is not mandatory.

The Theme Statements

Society and Community

"Three-quarters around the world say their country's society is divided – and the majority think their country is now more divided than it was 10 years ago, especially in Europe. Differences in political views are seen as the greatest cause of tension, followed by differences between rich and poor. However, despite these divisions, the majority of people in most countries agree that people across the world have more things in common than things that make them different."

Source: BBC Global Survey – A World Divided? Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute

Environment and Sustainability

"Environmental growth is the step change needed to put us back on a path to a sustainable future. Our environment has been in serious decline over many centuries. Sadly, the protection policies that have been in place have only slowed the decline -we need to do much more. We need to bring back health and vitality to our land and seas; sharing our spaces with other species and making sure our activities are complimentary to the natural systems we rely on."

Source: Cornwall's Environmental Growth Strategy 2015-2065

Imagine Our Future

"There is no debate that we are living at a time of exceptional innovation. In so many areas, human ingenuity is breaking old barriers to invent new cures for disease, new means of communicating, new ways of organizing business and life. We see innovation occur when people face both terrible challenges and inspirational opportunities. In this context, I believe that understanding why and how to 'use-the-future' becomes all the more important."

Source: Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

How can I prepare for my interview?

We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Sustainable Tourism Management course page and you may also want to be mindful of any important current news/media stories involving sustainability and tourism.

You should be able to:

  • Discuss your current/previous studies and how they could map into tourism management
  • Describe any tourism management experience you've had
  • Discuss your career aspirations and where you would eventually like to work
  • Share any questions you have about the course

All applicants to this course will be required to deliver a short three minute presentation as part of the interview process (please see 'what do I need to do before my interview' for more information).

What will happen at my interview?

During your interview, you'll be conversing with an academic from the course, who will be very interested in finding out about your motivation for applying to the course, as well as your academic work and relevant life experiences to date. We're definitely not trying to 'catch you out' and will aim to hold a relaxed discussion about your application.

We'll be looking to ascertain whether you're a 'good fit' for the course and know that equally you'll be looking to confirm whether the course is a 'good fit' for you. With this in mind, you may well have questions about the course and we appreciate that this will be an important part of the conversation for you, so we will be happy to respond in order to help you make this important decision.

All applicants to this course will be required to deliver a short three minute presentation as part of the interview process (please see 'what do I need to do before my interview' for more information).

Please see below for more specific information about the different interview types.

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you to allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. Your interview will be around 20-30 minutes long.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

  • Enthusiasm for and an interest in the course, sustainability and tourism
  • Professionalism, team working skills and creativity
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Relevant qualifications and independent learning or work experience
  • Desire and ability to succeed at this level of study
  • Communication skills
  • We will also look at your personal statement and the reference on your application

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date you'll need to upload a link to an online portfolio that contains at least 2 items such as an image, sound file, website or artefect that has stimulated or inspired you to work in the area of technical theatre arts.

The items could be taken from a production or event that you have attended. Alternatively you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects as a portfolio.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Think about your responses to questions such as:

1. Why do you want to study Technical Theatre Arts at Falmouth?
2. Which productions/directors/makers/designers have influenced you and why?
3. What questions do you have about how Technical Theatre Arts is taught at Falmouth?

Remember, the interview day is your chance to find out all you need to know to make an informed decision about your creative future. It is important that you get a feel for whether Falmouth is the right place for you, so please be prepared to ask as many questions as you need to. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Technical Theatre course page and the AMATA website.

What will happen at my interview?

You're able to have an interview either in-person or online. If you have not visited the campus or the Technical Theatre Arts facilities at AMATA on an Open Day, we highly recommend you opt for an in-person interview on campus which will include a tour our extraordinary technical and performance facilities. It'll also give you a much fuller sense of what it might feel like to study and train here.

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team. You'll be invited to have a 20 minute online discussion with one of the academic staff. The purpose of this discussion is to give you an overview of the course and to discuss your motivation for selecting the course, to ensure that you have a full understanding of this innovative course and to answer any questions you may have.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll need to follow the signs for registration. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour. You can expect to be here for up to three hours. You'll be met by a student ambassador who will take you to a group welcome meeting of AMATA applicants being interviewed that day. You'll then move to a studio space with other BA(Hons) Technical Theatre Arts students. Staff will give you an overview of the detail of the course and what it's like being an AMATA student, after which you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have. You'll have a short interview/chat either in small groups or one to one with a member of the Technical Theatre Arts staff. The purpose of this is to have a conversation about your motivation for selecting the course, to ensure that you have a full understanding of what's expected on the course and to answer any questions you may have.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

At AMATA, we're committed to ensuring every applicant and student feels included, valued and respected. We want to encourage applicants from all regions and groups within society as the courses strive to celebrate what individuals have to offer. There's no mould to fit in to and we offer support and guidance throughout your training, working with you to get the most out of your learning.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

Criteria to be assessedEvidenced by
Experience and awareness of the Technical Theatre industry and subject areaInterview conversation
Why Falmouth? – research and awareness of course/institutionInterview conversation
Enthusiasm for, and a demonstrable interest in, live performance, Technical Theatre Arts and associated creative industriesInterview conversation
Willingness and ability to work hard, in diverse environments and with a variety of people, over long hours. – Portfolio/ statementPortfolio and personal statement
Professionalism – dealing with challengeInterview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

You'll need to visit the Falmouth Creative Projects page and choose a challenge to answer as a Presentation. You'll then give your Presentation at your interview. Please note that the expected duration of the Presentation should be a maximum of five minutes.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Please read the information under 'What are you looking for in a successful applicant?' as it'll help you prepare for the interview and understand how we assess your potential.

We'd also like you to start to think about the following questions that we will be ask you in your interview. We don't expect you to have memorised your answer to these, but we're looking for evidence of research and a vision of the kind of work you're interested in.

  • What's important to you? What aspect of film and television are you most excited about studying? What would your contribution be?
  • Outside of film and television, what have you engaged in most recently that has changed your way of thinking?
  • What's your best and worst experience of working in a team?
  • PRESENTATION – up to five minutes in line with a Falmouth Creative Project: Pitch a film or TV programme within one of three themes – (1) Society and Community, (2) Imagine our Future or (3) Environment and Sustainability?

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

You'll need to log in to the meeting at 1pm where you will receive an introduction to Film & Television at Falmouth from a member of the course team, followed by the opportunity to ask questions about the course or the interview. This'll finish at around 14:00. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

Your interview will take place with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20 minutes.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for three hours. You'll join a course briefing for approximately one hour. This'll be followed by your individual interview, which will be around 20 minutes long, and then a campus tour. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

  • Entry requirements: show us your attainment so far and that you meet the desired requirements to study at degree level. Evidenced by qualifications, personal statement, reference, interview conversation.
  • Self and Community: you have something to say, have an awareness of the course and / or industry and can articulate how you will be able to contribute to the community. Evidenced by personal statement, interview conversation, presentation (Falmouth Creative Project)
  • Perspective: you can demonstrate that you engage with forms and influences beyond film and television and can reflect on these insights to further yourself. Evidenced by personal statement, interview conversation, presentation (Falmouth Creative Project)
  • Collaboration: you can navigate group-working scenarios with sensitivity, and you are a self-motivated, hard-working, resilient team player who doesn't give up! Evidenced by personal statement, interview conversation, presentation (Falmouth Creative Project)
  • Creativity and Communication: you can express your ideas clearly and with unique insight, you think outside the box and are passionate about storytelling. You have an understanding of the medium of television and film (including their innovative potential). Evidenced by personal statement, interview conversation, presentation (Falmouth Creative Project)

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal.

Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Before your interview you'll need to prepare your portfolio or choose a Falmouth Creative Project to answer. We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Textile Design BA(Hons) page and think about your responses to questions such as:

- Why have you chosen to study Textile Design at Falmouth?

- What aspect of textile design really engages you?

- What are you looking forward to doing most on the course?

- Which artists, designers or practitioners have you found relevant to your own practice?

- What else do you get involved in, besides your current studies?

You'll be asked to select examples of your work to illustrate your answers to interview questions, providing evidence of your approach to drawing and developing ideas, and a commitment to and enthusiasm for textile design.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it'll last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for three hours for a group interview session. We'd advise you allow time before and after your interview time so you can have a chat with our student ambassadors or any of our support services and have a campus tour.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessed Evidenced by

Demonstration of a range of creative skills (either completed work, as a result of organised projects, and/or development of your own independent studio work)

Demonstration of textile related  ideas which evidence and combine both conceptual thinking and practical skills

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Sketchbooks

Demonstration of a variety of drawing and design communication skills.

Visual investigation using a broad range of media. Observational drawing, mark-making, colour work, pattern, etc.

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Sketchbooks

Ability to think critically and demonstrate ideas development

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Sketchbooks

Knowledge of textile design practitioners, other artists/designers and a demonstrated sense of how this knowledge relates to your own work

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Sketchbooks

Interview conversation

Ability to express ideas verbally, to discuss work and to articulate project strengths and weaknesses Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an audition date, you'll need to send us a short video of you preforming two monologues. Once we have received it, we'll then book a time and date for your audition.

  • Please prepare 2 x monologues (1 x written after 2010 and 1 x of your choosing from any period).
  • The monologues should be between 1.30-2.00 minutes each in length.
  • Avoid using free online monologues. If possible, source the monologues from published plays.
  • Please do not have the text in front of you, even if it's off-camera, as you'll not be able to commit fully to the performance.
  • Try and ensure the place you record the monologues is as clear as possible.
  • Introduce the monologues before performing each one.
  • Please upload video footage of your prepared monologues to Vimeo or YouTube and submit the link through the Applicant Portal.

How can I prepare for my interview?

  • Read the whole play/script beforehand.
  • Get on your feet and rehearse your monologues, out loud and in a suitable space, before your audition/recording.
  • Think about what makes Theatre and Performance the subject you want to study.
  • Be honest in your UCAS statement (and avoid including any quotes. We want to hear from you, not someone else).
  • If you are unsure about any aspect of the audition/interview then please do get in contact. It's your audition after all.

Remember, the interview is your chance to find out all you need to know to make an informed decision about your creative future. It is important that you get a feel for whether Falmouth is the right place for you, so please be prepared to ask as many questions as you need to. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Theatre and Performance course page and the AMATA website.

What will happen at my interview?

Online

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador online, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team. Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal. You will have an online 20-minute discussion with one of the academic staff. The purpose of this discussion is to have a conversation about your motivation for selecting the course, to ensure that you have a full understanding of what's expected on the course and to answer any questions you may have. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

In-person

We'll send you full details a week before via email. On the day you'll need to follow the signs for registration. You can expect to be here for three hours for a group interview session. You'll be met by a student ambassador who'll take you to a group welcome meeting of AMATA applicants being auditioned/interviewed that day.

You'll then move to a studio space with other BA(Hons) Theatre & Performance applicants. As part of the audition process, you'll take part in a group practical workshop so please bring clothes that you can move around in (you can change when you get here) as well as trainers (bare feet are fine too). You'll then perform your prepared monologues to the group, these may be workshopped/redirected by staff who are there. Staff will give you an overview of the course and what it's like being an AMATA student, after which you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have. The student ambassadors will then give you a tour of the campus and the facilities. You'll be able to chat with them about student life here at Falmouth as you go round.

Regional

The regional interviews are not running for this year but you can book an on campus in person interview instead.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

  • An applicant who is open to working and playing with others.
  • The ability to take direction with their audition monologues.
  • An appreciation of the work needed to train as a theatre maker and perfromer and the passion to take that work on.
  • Curiosity about performance and the wider world.

At AMATA, we are committed to ensuring every applicant and student feels included, valued and respected. We want to encourage applicants from all regions and groups within society as the courses strive to celebrate what individuals have to offer. There is no mould to fit in to and we offer support and guidance throughout your training, working with you to get the most out of your learning.

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

What do I need to do before my interview?

Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio.

If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Creative Projects instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.

In this kind of portfolio you'll want to include observational drawings (digital or hand drawn) and a range of design processes and ways of working. You can even include GIFs that you've created as part of the portfolio. You can include a mix of still or moving image work that demonstrates your photography skills, drawing skills, design work and showcase your visual awareness, creativity and storytelling. Aim for about 15-20 pieces of work- show us your favourite work and the work that you think best shows who you are, where you're from and what you are interested in.

You may also include examples of essay writing or creative writing if you feel this is relevant.

Projects that show your process from brief to final outcome are great to include along with visual research and any sketchbooks or journals you might have.

Think of your portfolio like a good story. You'll want a beginning, a middle and an end. It'll showcase your process, including sketchbooks and preliminary work. It's worth putting in a variety of techniques and processes. Remember, it's about quality over quantity.

How can I prepare for my interview?

As well as showing a selection of work, do some research - look at examples of visual communication around you. This could be magazine layouts; adverts; social media campaigns, photographs, exhibitions and identify some work that is the kind of work you would like to make. Its good to be able to talk about this in your interview as it will give us an idea of who you are and what you're interested in.

Think about your responses to questions such as:

  1. Why do you want to study Visual Communications at Falmouth?
  2. Who do you think are the most interesting image makers?
  3. What exhibitions have you seen and what did you think about them?
  4. What campaigns have you seen recently that have had a big impact on you?

What will happen at my interview?

We'll send you full details a week before via email. You'll be welcomed by a student ambassador, who you'll have around 15 minutes to chat with before they virtually take you into your interview with a member of the course team.

Your interview will take place online with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.

What are you looking for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:

Criteria to be assessedEvidenced by
Visual Language:
What skills knowledge and aptitude do you have for telling the visual story of your work?

Quality of drawing/mark-making, typography, composition, and materials

You may also have begun to think about the context of your work and the relevance it would have to a specific target audience
Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Sketchbooks

Personal notebooks
Design Process:
The journey of your projects

Depth of your creative enquiry

Quality of your ideas
Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Sketchbooks

Personal notebooks

Research:
How have you investigated the questions of your project work or explored the facts and information that led you to the start and insight for your ideas?

Critical thinking and ability to contextualise

Ability to provide a rationale for your intended project direction

Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Sketchbooks

Personal notebooks

Interview conversation
Entry requirements:
Show us your attainment so far and that you meet the desired requirements to study at degree level
Qualifications and/or experience

Personal statement

Reference
Communication:
Demonstration of your emergent potential in both visual and verbal articulation
Portfolio / Falmouth Creative Project

Sketchbooks

Personal notebooks

Interview conversation

Following the interview and assessment of your portfolio (or equivalent) the Course Team will consider whether your chosen course will likely suit your needs as a student. In some cases they may consider an alternative course more appropriate based on your conversation or the work within your portfolio. Examples where this might happen include:

  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests your academic interest might be better suited by an alternative course (e.g. you apply for BA(Hons) Photography, but your interest and portfolio have a strong focus on fashion and may align closely with BA(Hons) Fashion Photography).
  • Where the conversation/portfolio suggests that you may need more time to develop your academic interests and/or technical skills in the subject in order to succeed on your chosen award. In this instance we may offer you a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year. This is sometimes the case where students have not had sufficient time to practice relevant creative skills as part of their compulsory education or wish to switch to a creative route.
  • Where you have applied for a four-year honours degree course that includes an integrated foundation year but the conversation/portfolio suggests a depth of understanding/skills that suggest the three year honours degree course would be more appropriate for your needs.

All interviewed applicants can request feedback and, if we choose to offer you a different course to the one you applied for we will explain our rationale.

General FAQs

Q. Where can I find my interview date and time?

You can find details of your interview in the Applicant Portal

Q. How do I attend my interview

You'll receive an email from us with all the details about attending your interview. If it's online, we'll send you information about what platform it will be held on and how to use it. If you're being interviewed in-person we'll send you information on how to get to your interview and what to expect when you're there.

Q. What interview type is right for me?

There are two interview types to choose from:

  • Online
  • In-person on campus

You'll want to choose your interview type depending on what's best for you. 

Q. How do I change my interview to an in-person one?

You'll automatically be given an online interview, but if you'd prefer an in-person interview then you'll be able to change your interview type in the Applicant Portal.

Q. When are the on-campus interviews?

We'll be taking interviews on-campus between November and March and you'll be able to choose the date in the Applicant Portal.

Q. I can't make my interview date, where can I find alternative dates?

You can find a list of alternative dates in the Applicant Portal if you're not able to make the one we've allocated to you. If you do need to reschedule we would advise you do this as soon as you can as dates fill up quickly.

Q. How do I prepare for my interview

You can view a list of our courses and the relevant interview preparation above. We understand that it may be daunting for you to prepare for your interview, but don't worry, we'll support you. If you have any questions you can contact our applicant services team.

Q. When will I know the outcome of my interview?

We aim to make all decisions within five working days of interviews. However, in some cases, we might wait until we have held a batch of interview sessions before we make a decision. All decisions will be made online in your UCAS Track account, or the Applicant Portal if you applied directly with us. We'll also send you an email.

Q. I want to go to university but I'm worried about my grades

We understand that the last two years have been a challenging time for students, so if you're concerned about your grades then please don't worry. At Falmouth, we like to interview all applicants who show potential. Your personal statement, interview, portfolio, performance or presentation are all opportunities to show us your skills, talent and enthusiasm for your subject.

Find your course in the list above to see how you can showcase your work outside of your results.

 

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Reasonable adjustments

If, in order to attend an online interview, you have any individual requirements due to a long-term health condition, specific learning difficulty or disability, please contact the Accessibility Service as soon as possible.

T: 01326 370460
E: accessibility@fxplus.ac.uk

This will enable us to discuss and put in place any support or adjustments you may require, for example, live online captioning, BSL interpreter, adjusted interview time/length, or information in a different format.

Need help?

If you need to speak to someone about your application, just get in touch with our friendly Applicant Services team.

T: +44(0) 1326 213730
E: applicantservices@falmouth.ac.uk
WhatsApp: +44 (0)1212 852937
SMS: +44 (0)1277 420398
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