Our remaining 2020 applicant interviews will now be conducted online. Read more about our online and phone interviews
If your application has been successful, you'll be invited to an interview through the Applicant Portal. Interviews can be held in-person (at Falmouth, during an Open Day or at a regional event), over the phone or online. Read more about different ways of attending interviews.
These sessions offer us a chance to get to know you, see your work and find out about your interests. They also give you the opportunity to get to know us, find out more about the course, get a sense of what it's really like to study at Falmouth and meet staff and students from your department.
What is a university interview like?
When you're invited to an interview at Falmouth you can be interviewed either individually or in a small group. There'll be at least one member of staff there.
Depending on the course that you're applying for, the session will also include a welcome talk from the course team, a tour of the department, facilities and the campus. You'll have the opportunity to meet staff and students from the course you're applying for and ask any questions you have.
For some courses, you will be asked to prepare a portfolio of your work to bring with you. If that's the case you may be asked to discuss your portfolio during the interview. Alternatively, your portfolio may be reviewed without you being present.
What should I wear?
Wear something that's comfortable and looks like you. We're interested in who you are and what you will bring to the course. Don't let your outfit worry you.
What should I bring?
It's a good idea to bring a drink and your portfolio if you've been asked to bring one. If your interview is on campus we'll send you a campus map and details on how to find us. If you're being interviewed off-campus we'll send you details of how to find us at our regional locations.
How long will it be?
The length of your interview will depend on the type of interview you select. We have larger on campus days that last around 3 hours as well as smaller campus and regional interviews that last 1-2 hours. Online interviews are around 30 minutes.
What questions will I be asked?
We'll ask you why you want to study your course, what you feel you'll bring to the university and what your ambitions are for growth and the future.
Types of interview
All our interviews will now be conducted online, below are some tips for making the most of your online interview:
Check you are able to connect ok at least an hour before your interview and do a test with someone if you can.
Make sure you read the interview information page for your course(s), you can find a direct link in your interview invitation on the Applicant Portal, this will show you what you need to do to prepare and also provide guidance for your portfolio.
If you need to send a portfolio link or a link to a performance, check the link works and doesn't require any logins to access it beforehand.
If you have any questions around student life or what it's like to be a Falmouth student then have a chat with one of our students
You can take a look around our campuses and facilities using our 360 Virtual Tour
We are here to help so if you have any questions about your online interview please contact us:
T: +44 (0)1326 213730
WhatsApp: +44 (0)1212 852937
You'll be invited to attend an interview on one of our campuses at a specific date and time. We understand that you may not be able to make the first date we send you so you can easily re-arrange to a day and time you can attend.
We're holding regional interviews in Bristol, Birmingham, London and Manchester. You can book on to one of these days through the Applicant Portal – we recommend you do this as soon as possible as spaces fill up fast.
You'll be interviewed by a member of the course team from the department you've applied to and get the chance to chat to student ambassadors. You'll also be able to take a vitural tour of our campuses.
What's a university audition like?
It's good to know what to expect from auditions. We've given you some examples to help you prepare and feel confident going in.
Music Performance & Music Technology
Bring some recorded examples of your music. You can include statements about how and why you made your work. It's also a good idea to bring your own instrument as you'll often be asked to give a short live performance.
Acting, Dance & Theatre Performance
At an audition for these types of courses you'll often be expected to deliver a short monologue from memory. If it's a course that involves dancing you may be asked to perform a short phrase of dance which you have choreographed yourself.
Want to know more?
There is course-specific information on what to expect from your audition on the course page. You can find this under the 'how to apply' section.
Already been asked to interview?
If you've already been asked for an interview you can find course specific interview information under the 'How to apply' section of the relevant course page.