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.
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.
Please bring with you, either of the following:
A portfolio of your own work
Two items such as an image, sound file, website or artefact that has stimulated or inspired you to work in the area of technical theatre arts. The items could be taken from a production or event that you have attended
Don’t worry if you do not have a portfolio of work to show. We’re equally interested in you and your potential to succeed in a Technical Theatre Arts environment, regardless of experience.
Before Skype interviews, we ask that candidates submit an attachment or link to images, videos, sound files or websites that stimulate your interest in working within the area of Technical Theatre Arts.
The links can be to either of the following:
A portfolio of your own work
Two items such as an image, sound file, website or artefact that has stimulated or inspired you to work in the area of technical theatre arts. The items could be taken from a production or event that you have attended.
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.
If you're not bringing a portfolio, think carefully about the two items you’ll be bringing. You’ll be asked to describe why you have chosen them an how they relate to your area of personal interest.
If your items include digital audio and/or visual images, please bring them with you rather than relying on an internet connection. We can provide laptop, screen and speakers for playback. Please note that physical artefacts such as photos, pictures, props or pieces of writing are equally valid for your items.
Your interview day is also your chance to find out all you need to know to make an informed decision about your future. It’s important that you get a feel for what studying at Falmouth will be like, so have a think about questions that you’d like to ask us.
Have a good look around the AMATA pages of the Falmouth University website and have a think about what sparks your interest in studying with us. You’ll be asked this at your interview!
- Enthusiasm for and a demonstrable interest in live performance, Technical Theatre Arts and associated creative industries.
- Willingness and ability to work hard and, when necessary, over long hours. As is often required in a performance context.
- Ability to work in diverse environments and with a variety of people.
- Interview conversation
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.