Interview Information: Game Art 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?
Artists should bring/upload three images which they regard as their very best work. Please be prepared to talk about the work that you choose. It is also permissible to bring a single sketchbook to interview or to show your online artstation/deviantart page for discussion in the meeting.
4. What will happen at my interview?
In-person on campus interviews only
Upon arrival student ambassadors will arrange an individual interview time with you, lasting around 20-25 minutes. This is usually with an academic member of staff and a current student, when you will have the opportunity to show your portfolio. The interview is not a test, it is simply a way for us to discuss your work and experience, and for you to ask any questions about the course.
Skype/telephone interviews only
You'll have a conversation with one member of the academic team for approximately 15-20 minutes and we aim to make phone and Skype interviews as similar to personal interviews as possible.
5. How can I prepare for my interview?
Construct your portfolio and narrow it down to the three pieces which you regard as your very best work.
Familiarise yourself with the Games Academy, its courses and teaching philosophy.
Familiarise yourself with notable artists in the games industry and the games art pipelines.
Familiarise yourself with relevant tools such as Photoshop, Maya, 3DSMax, ZBrush, Unity and Unreal.
Curate your online art presence to show your work in its best light.
Be prepared to say what kinds of art inspire you and why you want to make art for the games industry specifically.
Think about your responses to questions such as:
- What do you do in your current studies which relates to Game Art?
- What do you do outside of your current studies which relates to Game Art?
6. What are you looking for in a successful applicant?
We are seeking students with:
- A high degree of motivation to make games
- Good communication skills
- An understanding of the requirements of game development
- Willingness to work effectively in a team to achieve shared goals.
To be specific, we will be looking for students who demonstrate the following attributes:
- Does the student understand what is required of game development?
- How willing is the student to work within a collaborative team?
- How able is the student at communication?
- Does the student show an awareness of the requirements of making art or animations for games?
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.