Interview Information: Fashion Photography BA(Hons)
Location: Penryn 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?
4. What will happen at my interview?
In-person on campus interviews only
We invite up to 16 applicants to each interview session.
You will experience a ‘taster’ of life as a fashion photography student at Falmouth by spending time in our studios and workshops where you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with current students as well as spend time with academic staff and technicians.
You'll be interviewed in a welcoming group setting but, within that, you'll also be interviewed individually, spending around 20 minutes in conversation with the opportunity to ask questions at any time. You'll be asked to select examples from your portfolio and sketchbooks to support your answers to our questions.
You can expect to be here for about 3 hours.
Skype/telephone interviews only
Skype interviews will be held with one member of academic staff and will be approximately 20 minutes’ duration.
We'll look at and discuss the digital portfolio you'll have uploaded, so please make sure you have access to it too. We ask the same questions and cover the same ground as we do in an in-person interview.
5. How can I prepare for my interview?
Please begin by preparing a portfolio of your work. This should consist of about 15-20 pages. We would like to see current work, even if it's not fashion-related work. We are interested in your ideas and how your research has drawn inspiration from areas outside of the discipline.
We also suggest you mark the outside of your portfolio with your name so you can easily tell which is the front, to save yourself time and make the most of the interview.
Your portfolio should be:
- Selective and well-edited
- Organised, so you can quickly find what you are looking for
Your portfolio should demonstrate your:
- Ability to investigate and develop ideas
- Skills in drawing and mark-making
- Understanding of the photographic process
- Investigations into production methods and skills in fashion or other disciplines
- Ability with IT, if relevant to you
Think about your responses to questions such as:
- Why have you chosen to study Fashion Photography at Falmouth?
- What aspect of fashion photography really engages you?
- What are you looking forward to doing most on the course?
- Which artists, photographers, fashion designers or practitioners have you found relevant to your own practice?
- What else do you get involved in, besides your current studies?
You'll be asked to select examples of your work to illustrate your answers to interview questions, providing evidence of your approach to drawing and developing ideas, and a commitment to and enthusiasm for fashion photography.
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:
Criteria to be assessed
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.