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. Your portfolio is the showcase of who you are. We would love to see your most recent creative work.
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.
We recommend you familiarise yourself with the information on the BA(Hons) Post Production & Visual Effects course page. This will give you information about the course you are applying for which will help you prepare.
You'll be expected to talk about the work in your portfolio, so prepare to discuss the content. You should also think about your responses to questions such as:
- Why have you chosen to study Post Production & Visual Effects?
- What sort of animation do you admire?
- What motivates you and what career do you aspire to?
- What knowledge of the industry do you have?
- What has made you consider studying at Falmouth?
You will need to log in to the meeting at 1pm where you will receive an introduction to the course of BA(Hons) Post Production & Visual Effects in the School of Film & Television at Falmouth from a member of the course team, followed by the opportunity to ask questions about the course or the interview. This will finish around 2pm.
This will be followed with a 20 minute interview where you have the opportunity to ask questions about the course and Falmouth University. Your interview will be with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal. You also have the opportunity to ask any questions and chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.
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
Ability to present creative thoughts and responses through a range of media and to articulate the thought processes that lead to the final outcome.
Portfolio / Falmouth Challenge
sketchbooks / journals
Ability to articulate a desire and decision to undertake a sustained period of study at HE level.
Knowledge of the specifics of your chosen course, such as an understanding of how the course is delivered and why this led you to apply to Falmouth.
Demonstrate areas of self-motivation, hard-working, resilience and a dedicated team player.
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.