We invite all applicants to attend an interview or audition, and you'll get your invite through the Applicant Portal. These sessions offer us a chance to get to know you, see your work and find out about your interests. They also give you a chance 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.
We have flexible interview options, like at an open day, a regional interview day, or online.
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
Here at Falmouth we understand that travelling to interview is not always possible. That's why we offer three main types of interview.
You'll be invited to attend an interviews 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 hold interviews at locations across the UK, including Bristol, Birmingham, London and Manchester. You can reschedule to one of these in the Applicant Portal.
If you have applied and registered for an open day you can change your interview through the Applicant Portal to happen at the open day.
What's a university audition like?
It's good to know what to expect from auditons. 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.