Interview Information: Music 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: email@example.com
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?
You can find details of your interview in the Applicant Portal
You can also see 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.
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?
At Falmouth we really want to get to know you and your music. Whether you're a performer, songwriter, DJ, sound artist, producer or composer, we want to see you at your best, and welcome materials of any style. Please prepare two examples of your music or creative practice. This can be in the form of a recording, a score, a video or a piece of creative writing. The examples of your music or creative practice will need to be uploaded to YouTube, SoundCloud, Bandcamp or any other open access online service. You should also include a 400 word written statement about the portfolio that details how and why you made the work.
4. What will happen at my interview?
We invite a maximum of 15 applicants to each interview session.The session will be filled with a range of activities designed to give you a flavour of life at Falmouth, such as:
- Sample lectures
- Tour of the campus and facilities
- Studio demonstrations and the chance to meet current students
You'll have a one-to-one discussion with a member of the course team, during which you will be able to discuss the recorded examples of your music. There will also be talks about the courses and practicalities relating to finance and accommodation.
The whole process will take around 3 hours.
You will have a one-to-one discussion with a member of the course team, during which you will be able to discuss the recorded examples of your music.
5. How can I prepare for my interview?
Please be prepared to:
- Talk about the recorded examples of music that you have been asked to prepare
- Answer general questions about your background, interests and experience
We would also like you to:
- Think about what you want to tell us during this discussion
- Think of any questions you want to ask us
This is your chance to find out what 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.
We also recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Music page
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:
|Criterion to be assessed||Evidenced by|
|Assessment of portfolio|
|Holistic evidence from application form, two examples of music or creative practice, written statement and interview conversation.|
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.