The following information is intended for applicants who have already been invited to an audition or interview, to help them prepare. Please note this is only valid for 2020-21.
We invite all applicants who show potential to an audition or interview. All interviews will take place online this year to ensure a safe experience. Interviews are two-way: they give you the opportunity to show your creative skills and ask any questions about the course; and they help us to assess further your potential to succeed in your chosen subject.
We'll invite you to an interview through the Falmouth Applicant Portal.
If, in order to attend an online 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
This will enable us to discuss and put in place any support or adjustments you may require, for example, live online captioning, BSL interpreter, adjusted interview time/length, or information in a different format.
You can find details of your interview in the Applicant Portal
You can find a list of alternative dates 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.
Before allocating you an interview date, you will need to send us a link to your online portfolio
If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Challenges instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal
Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.
We would recommend that you read over your personal statement and familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Architecture course page
Think about your responses to questions such as:
- What do you do in your current studies that relates to architecture?
- What do you do outside of your academic studies that relates to architecture?
- What work have you seen recently that inspires you?
- Why does architecture interest you?
- Why did you choose the particular topics and themes in your portfolio?
- How did you choose the selected materials and/or processes?
- Why does your portfolio look the way it does (visual language and spatial thinking decisions)?
Your interview also gives you the chance to ask questions about the course and studying at Falmouth, so have a think about some potential questions to ask.
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
BA(Hons) Architecture requires a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) in GCSE Mathematics, or an equivalent level qualification.
Drawing Abilities: Observational
Drawing Abilities: Developmental
Critical understanding, contextual awareness in Drawing and the visual arts
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.