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.
You'll need to bring or wear suitable practice clothes. For example, tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt.
You'll be asked to work on a phrase of dance movement in bare feet as part of the audition. No sound or props will be needed.
Note: On-campus audition/interviews will be held in small groups and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please bring a face covering and read the University guidance for visiting our campuses safely.
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.
You will be invited to have a 20 min 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.
Before the interview, please upload a link to a short film of your dancing for a minimum of 3 minutes in length. The work(s) you upload need to show you, clearly, performing a dance work or series of short dance works created by or for you.
Think about your responses to questions such as:
1. Why do you want to study Dance & Choreography at Falmouth?
2. Which dancers/choreographers have influenced you and why?
3. What performances or books/journals on dance or choreography have you seen or read?
4. What questions do you have about how Dance & Choreography is taught at Falmouth?
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.
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
Physical aptitude, potential and motivation: ability to assimilate movement and respond to information given
Devising skills: ability to devise and develop movement material and communicate ideas
Collaboration and communication: ability to communicate and work effectively with others
Independent thinking, motivation and readiness to think effectively on supplied topic
Overall potential for and demonstrated interest in the Dance & Choreography course
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.