The following information is intended for applicants who have already been invited to an audition and interview, to help them prepare. Please note it may change from year to year.
We invite all applicants who show potential to an audition and interview. We offer a range of options both on campus and regionally in Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and London. Interviews are two-way: they give you the opportunity to show your creative skills and interview us; and they help us to assess further your potential to succeed in your chosen subject. If you are based outside the UK and are unable to come to Falmouth or a regional audition and interview, you can select to be interviewed online or by telephone.
We'll invite you to an interview through the Falmouth Applicant Portal.
If, in order to attend an in-person on campus audition and 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 (text/telephone)
This will enable us to discuss and put in place any support or adjustments you may require, for example, hearing induction loop, BSL interpreter, adjusted interview time/length, ground floor interview room or information in a different format.
Audition & interview FAQs
You can find details of your interview in the Applicant Portal
You can also see a list of alternative dates, locations and interview formats 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.
For your audition you are asked to prepare two contrasting monologues from memory, no longer than approx. 2 minutes in length for each. Be prepared, the audition panel may ask to hear parts of each monologue, or may focus on one monologue.
Bring a hard copy of your text for each monologue in case it is needed. Wear appropriate clothing for the audition and bring your water bottle.
In person on campus interviews
Please refer to the Applicant Portal for how long your visit will last. As part of your interview you will get a chance to meet members of the course team, current students and have a tour of the campus and facilities. Full details will follow in the post around 2 weeks before your interview.
Regional interviews (London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol)
Please refer to the Applicant Portal for how long your visit will last. You will have a chance to meet a member of the course team, current students and have a virtual tour of our campuses. Full details will follow in the post around 2 weeks before your interview.
Open Day interviews
Your interview will take place as part of the open day, please refer to the Applicant Portal for the exact time.
Your interview will take place 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.
Please memorise and prepare for performance two contrasting monologues of your choice. You will be asked to perform one or both at your interview. The monologues must be no longer than 2 minutes each in length.
Those who are being auditioned online/via telephone will need to record footage of themselves, before the audition, delivering both your monologue from memory, and to upload a single link to YouTube or Vimeo.
Remember, the 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) Acting course page and the AMATA website.
Skype/telephone auditions only
You will be invited to have a Skype discussion with one of the academic staff. The purpose of this discussion is 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. Prior to your Skype appointment, you must upload video footage of your prepared monologues to Vimeo or YouTube and submit the link to your application profile.
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
Voice: your approach to vocalising text; variation; tone; response to the material
Movement: physical engagement
Poise: presence, liveliness, responsiveness
Workshop and monologues or online footage of monologues
Workshop and monologues or online footage of monologues and interview
Group-work in workshop and/or interview conversation
UCAS personal statement
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 and we will also email you.