The following information is intended for applicants who have already been invited to an audition or interview, to help them prepare. Please note this is only valid for 2020-21.
We invite all applicants who show potential to an audition or interview. All interviews will take place online this year to ensure a safe experience. Interviews are two-way: they give you the opportunity to show your creative skills and ask any questions about the course; and they help us to assess further your potential to succeed in your chosen subject.
We'll invite you to an interview through the Falmouth Applicant Portal.
If, in order to attend an online 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
This will enable us to discuss and put in place any support or adjustments you may require, for example, live online captioning, BSL interpreter, adjusted interview time/length, or information in a different format.
Audition & interview FAQs
You can find details of your interview in the Applicant Portal
You can find 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.
Before allocating you an interview date you'll need to upload a link to footage of you singing, acting and dancing.
Your footage needs to include you:
- Singing extracts from two contrasting Musical Theatre songs (one must be pre-1960)
- Performing one monologue (maximum of 2 minutes). You may choose a text from any period.
- Dancing a sample jazz, tap or ballet routine. Please make sure we can see your full body in the dance routine.
Upload the video footage to YouTube or Vimeo and submit a single link through the Applicant Portal
Think about your responses to questions such as:
- Why do you want to study Musical Theatre at Falmouth?
- Which singers/actors/dancers/choreographers have influenced you and why?
- What acting methods have you used to help you prepare your monologue?
- What questions do you have about how Musical Theatre is taught at Falmouth?
Remember, the interview is your chance to find out all 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, so please be prepared to ask as many questions as you need to. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Musical Theatre course page and the AMATA website
You will be invited to have a 20 minute online discussion with one of the academic staff. The purpose of this discussion is to discuss your motivation for selecting the course, to ensure that you have a full understanding of this innovative course and to answer any questions you may have.
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.