The following information is intended for applicants who have already been invited to an audition and interview, to help them prepare. Please note it may change from year to year.
We invite all applicants who show potential to an audition and interview. We offer a range of 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 audition and 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 audition and 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.
Audition & interview FAQs
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.
Bring two copies of your sheet music in the correct key either in a folder or sellotaped.
Dress appropriately for the audition in clothing suitable for singing, movement and dance. Please do not wear jeans. Outdoor shoes are not allowed in dance studios.
Bring a water bottle.
Professional manner, your unique personality and sense of humour!
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.
Preparation for Audition:
1. Singing: Extracts from two contrasting Musical Theatre songs (one must be pre-1960). Be aware that we may ask to hear both songs in full if needed.
2. Acting: One monologue (max 2 mins). You may choose a text from any period.
3. Dance: workshop in ballet or jazz
Additional advice for applicants doing Skype audition/interview:
Those who are being interviewed online/via telephone will need to record footage of themselves, before the interview, delivering both your songs and monologue from memory, record one sample jazz, tap or ballet routine, and to upload a single link to YouTube or Vimeo.
We are looking for people who are passionate about Musical Theatre and have the energy, commitment and desire to undertake a rigorous physical training together with contextual research and reflection. We would expect to see demonstrable talent in at least two out of the three disciplines of acting, singing and dance. Enthusiasm, positivity, drive and a sense of humour are highly valued, as is the capacity to collaborate creatively with others.
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.