Interview Information: Creative Advertising BA(Hons)
Location: Falmouth Campus
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. 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/EU, and are unable to come to Falmouth, you'll be interviewed online or by telephone.
We'll use the Applicant Portal to invite you to an interview:
- Log in to 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:
- Tel: 01326 370460 (text/telephone)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
1. Where can I find my interview date and time? Where can I find alternative dates?
2. How can I find local overnight accommodation?
For a list of local hotels and B&Bs visit the Falmouth Town website
Our campus locations are on our How to Find Us page
3. What do I need to bring with me?
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.
4. What will happen at my interview?
In-person on campus interviews only
We invite up to 20 applicants to each interview session.
Firstly, there'll be an introduction to the course and a workshop briefing, then you will try to come up with some advertising ideas, to get a taster of what students do on the course, whilst you wait for your interview. You won't be under any pressure to 'perform' during the workshop and your ideas will not influence the application decision, the workshop is an enjoyable experience and actually calms any nerves. The interview itself is quite informal and is intended to be more of a conversation than a test. We'll ask you to talk about an advertising campaign that inspires you amongst other things.
Please note: accompanying parents and friends aren't included in the interview process but they can attend the campus tour and other activities on the day.
You can expect to be here for about 3 hours.
Skype/telephone interviews only
The interview will last for approximately 15 minutes. It's quite informal and intended to be more of a conversation than a test. We'll ask you to talk about an advertising campaign that inspires you. There'll also be the opportunity to ask further questions regarding the course and its relationship to the industry.
5. How can I prepare for my interview?
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.
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.
We recommend you consider any further questions you may have and familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Creative Advertising course page
6. 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:
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7. 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 and we will also email you.