The following information is intended for applicants who have already been invited to an interview, to help them prepare. Please note it may change from year to year.
We invite all applicants who show potential to an interview. We offer a range of interview 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 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 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.
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.
Please bring a visual from an advertising campaign that inspires you and that is not created by you. You may also wish to bring some preparatory notes about it, to aid your interview conversation.
You may wish to present a selection of your own creative work if you have it, but this is not compulsory.
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.
As we attract applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, we don't presume that everyone will have a portfolio of visual work to show. However, you may wish to present a selection of your own creative work if you have it. This could be almost anything: examples of creative writing; poetry; illustration; photography; design; advertising; cartoons; video; whatever you think will demonstrate your creativity. Be selective about what you show, it's quality that counts, not quantity.
Please prepare by choosing an advertising campaign that inspires you and that isn't created by you. The campaign you choose could be contemporary advertising or from years past. We would like you to bring/ upload a visual from that campaign and be prepared to explain why you chose it, why you think it works so well and who you think the intended audience was. You may also wish to make some preparatory notes about it and bring these with you to aid your interview conversation.
For those coming to an in-person on campus interview, please come prepared to work on a very simple advertising brief, which will be provided on the day. We'll ask you to come up with some ideas in response to the brief whilst you wait for your interview. You won’t be assessed in relation to the work you produce; we hope it's a light hearted and fun exercise designed to give you a taste of the creative process. Pads and pens will be provided.
We recommend you consider any further questions you may have and familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Creative Advertising course page
A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:
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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.