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.
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 will need to send us a link to your online portfolio
If you don't have a suitable portfolio then you can choose to answer one of our Falmouth Challenges instead in the form of a portfolio. Upload your portfolio online and send us a single link (the link needs to be accessible without a username or password or specific software) through the Applicant Portal
Once we have received it, we will then book a time and date for your interview.
Please be prepared to discuss your work with us and think about your responses to questions such as:
- What do you know about contemporary drawing practice?
- Why have you chosen to study drawing at Falmouth?
- What other hobbies or interests do you have?
We would also like you to think about questions you would like to ask us.
We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Drawing course page
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|
|Drawing ability: observational drawing skills||Portfolio/Falmouth Challenge, drawing books and sketch books, to include drawing from a range of subjects drawn from life, not photographs|
|Drawing ability: developmental|
Portfolio/Falmouth Challenge, drawing books or photographs of final pieces
Development work where drawing has been the starting point
Worksheets, design sheets or three dimensional objects
|Critical understanding and contextual awareness: an interest in and knowledge of the history of Drawing and other visual art and design practices|
Notes in sketch books, journals etc.
|Wider visual ability: creative skills and ideas|
Portfolio/Falmouth Challenge, drawing books and sketch books, to include examples of other creative work you do, such as sculpture, 3D design, painting, fashion design, etc.
|Communication skills: demonstration of a willingness to communicate your thoughts and ideas|
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.
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.