Interview Information: Theatre & Performance 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: 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?
For your audition you are asked to prepare one monologue from memory, no longer than 2 minutes 30 seconds in length.
You may bring in and incorporate an object into your performance that can easily be brought on and off stage and leaves no mess behind for the following candidates. There will be a chair available.
4. What will happen at my interview?
We invite up to 30 applicants to each interview session.
The day will include a tour of the Performance Centre. You will get to see the rehearsal and performance spaces that our students work in and get a sense of the resources and technical equipment that is available to them. A tour of Penryn campus will give you a sense of the other facilities the University has to offer such as student accommodation, library, canteen and student bar. The audition process will also involve some rudimentary physical and vocal work that will be delivered in a workshop. You will have your audition in a group. Groups are allocated on the day and will vary in size. After the audition there will be time for you to speak to members of the teaching staff, who will answer any questions you might have about the course and the Theatre programme at Falmouth.
You can expect to be here for about 3 hours.
Skype/telephone interviews only
You will be invited to have a Skype 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.
5. How can I prepare for my interview?
Please memorise and prepare for performance one monologue of your choice. You will be asked to perform this at your interview.
The monologue must be no longer than 2 minutes 30 seconds in length.
Those who are being interviewed online/via telephone will need to record footage of themselves, before the interview, delivering both your monologue from memory, and to upload a single link to YouTube or Vimeo.
Remember, the audition day 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) Theatre & Performance course page and the Performance Centre website.
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:
Criteria to be assessed
Voice: your approach to vocalising text; variation; tone; response to the material
Movement: physical engagement
Workshop and/or monologue
Poise: presence, liveliness, responsiveness
Workshop and/or monologue:
Group-work in workshop and/or interview conversation
Written UCAS personal statement
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.