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.
- Your portfolio
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.
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
Before your interview you'll need to prepare your portfolio. We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the Fashion Photography BA(Hons) page and 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.
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
Demonstration of a range of creative outputs of either completed work, as a result of organised projects, and/or development of your own independent studio work
Demonstration of effective photographic communication skills, problem-solving skills & ability to draw
|Ability to think critically and demonstrate ideas development|
|Knowledge of fashion photographers, practitioners, other artists and a demonstrated sense of how this knowledge relates to your own work|
|Ability to express ideas verbally, to discuss work and to articulate project strengths and weaknesses|
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.