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.
As well as preparing your portfolio, have a think about how you would answer questions such as:
- Why do you want to do the Press and Editorial Photography course?
- What are your perceptions of the course?
- Why have you chosen to study at Falmouth University?
- How do you cope with working under pressure and to tight deadlines?
- What do you hope to achieve from the course?
- Choose one piece of work from your portfolio and talk us through your reasons why you created that particular image?
- If you could go anywhere in the world to create a photographic story, where would you go?
You should also familiarise yourself with the BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography course page
The successful applicant will evidence their enthusiasm and commitment to visual storytelling and photography by presenting a considered online portfolio / Falmouth Challenge that demonstrates their technical skills, creativity and good sense of visual awareness. A well-written and heartfelt personal statement coupled with the ability to communicate well during the interview. Because of the creative nature of our course, BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography takes a holistic approach to each individual applicant and what we most look for is a passion for the subject matter and an eagerness to learn. You will be able to demonstrate your skills and commitment according to the following criteria:
Criteria to be assessed
Entry requirements: Show us your attainment so far and that you meet the desired requirements to study at degree level evidenced by
Course specifics: Tell us why you want to study Press and Editorial Photography at Falmouth
Research: Identify and articulate an understanding of photography and visual storytelling
Communication: An essential part of your education and your future, this is a core skill and we wish to see your potential in this area.
Motivation: Demonstrate that you are self-motivated, hard-working and driven to tell visual stories If you are invited to an 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.
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.