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.
You will need to visit the Falmouth Challenges page and choose a challenge to answer as a Pitch. You will then present your pitch at your interview.
You can prepare for the interview by:
Considering what attracted you to the course you are applying for. It might help to make sure you again look through the course details on the university website before you attend.
Keeping abreast of the main national news or sports stories in the week running up to your interview.
Thinking about the writing, both fiction and non-fiction, you particularly enjoy consuming and preparing to talk about any writing/reporting you have done.
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||Evidenced by|
Commitment and enthusiasm for this subject area
Study of relevant subjects
Engagement with a school magazine or a personal blog or similar
Knowledge of politics, popular culture and literature
Informed references to current developments across a range of spheres
Capacity to comment intelligently and incisively on recent events in the news and in popular culture
|Potential to succeed in this subject area of study at HE level|
Independence and initiative
Engagement with extra-curricular activities such as part-time jobs or hobbies
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.