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This information is extremely important so please take the time to read it carefully.

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What do I need to bring to my interview?

Please bring a portfolio of creative work and be prepared to talk about your interest and passion for animation and storytelling. You can find out more about preparing a portfolio, here.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at our MediaCityUK building (postcode M50 2HE). For more information about travelling to MediaCityUK, please click here. To help find your way around MediaCityUK, download this handy map.

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Kristin Marshall k.marshall2@salford.ac.uk.

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What do I need to bring to my interview?

Please bring a portfolio of creative work and be prepared to talk about your interest and passion for animation and storytelling. You can find out more about preparing a portfolio, here.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at our MediaCityUK building (postcode M50 2HE). For more information about travelling to MediaCityUK, please click here. To help find your way around MediaCityUK, download this handy map.

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Kristin Marshall k.marshall2@salford.ac.uk.

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at the interview?

You will be given a presentation about the course. You will then have an individual interview that will last around 20 minutes. During this interview, you will be asked to present a portfolio of your work and you will get the opportunity to talk to a member of staff about the pieces you have selected.

Preparing your portfolio

Your portfolio is likely to be made up of the work you have undertaken on your current or most recent course. You may also include work done in your own time if you feel it is relevant. Your portfolio should demonstrate your work in one or more of the following areas: traditional art and design; 2D/3D art; animation; games design; level design; or programming. You can present your portfolio in a digital or physical format. If you have any questions about your portfolio, please contact Mick Lockwood on m.g.lockwood@salford.ac.uk.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at our MediaCityUK building (postcode M50 2HE). For more information about travelling to MediaCityUK, please click here. To help find your way around MediaCityUK, download this handy map.

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Mick Lockwood on m.g.lockwood@salford.ac.uk.

Thank you for applying for a place on one of the above courses and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at my interview?

On arrival, you will meet the course leader and/or admissions tutor and be given an introduction to the programme. The introduction will give you more information about what you can expect as a student here, both during your timetabled classes and through extracurricular opportunities. You will also  get the chance to ask any questions you may have.

After the introduction you will have an audition. This will take the form of three dance classes. You will also be asked to prepare solo performance. See below for more details.

Following the audition, there will be an informal interview. Your interviewer will be interested in: why you have applied for this course; what your aspirations are for the future; and which choreographers and companies influence you the most.

Audition

Your audition will take the form of three dance classes: ballet, contemporary and creative/choreography. In the creative/choreography class, you will be given a short phrase to learn and a creative task to develop it. Don’t worry if you haven’t studied these styles before; the classes are  there so we can assess your general alignment and see how you pick up material.

For your solo performance, we would like you to prepare a contemporary or dance fusion piece (incorporating contemporary and other styles) of 1 minute 30 seconds long. If you choose to use music or sound, please bring this with you on CD or as an MP3 on a device like a smartphone, tablet or MP3 player .  

Please dress appropriately for your audition. Remove all jewellery and wear clothes that are comfortable to move in and show a clear body line. You can wear ballet shoes for the ballet class if you like, but if you don’t have them socks are fine. You should dance in bare feet for the contemporary  class.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at the New Adelphi reception for registration between 12.30 and 12.55pm. After you have registered you will be directed to a seating area where a member of the dance team will collect you at 1pm.

Before you travel, we recommend that you download a campus map  or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Salford Crescent train station is only a few minutes’ walk away and has regular trains to and from central Manchester.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful  on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Lisa Cullen on l.cullen@salford.ac.uk.

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at the interview?

You will be asked to present a portfolio of your work and you will get the opportunity to talk to a member of staff about the pieces you have selected. You will also have the chance to talk about your interests and ambitions. Typical questions might include:

  • Why do you want to study this subject?
  • Tell me about your favourite piece of work in your portfolio?
  • Which designers/artists are you interested in and why?

Preparing your portfolio

Your portfolio is likely to be made up of the work you have undertaken on your current or most recent course. This normally includes sketchbooks, notebooks, research, development work and final pieces. You may also include work done in your own time if you feel it is relevant.

Your portfolio should demonstrate that you:

  • Are enthusiastic about your subject
  • Have strong visual communication skills
  • Can solve problems and develop ideas
  • Have experience of working with a range of media and materials
  • Have an awareness of the work of contemporary artists and designers

It can include drawing, painting, photography, computer-generated work, objects and artefacts. It is therefore worth spending some time preparing your portfolio, and perhaps asking your current teacher or lecturer for assistance.

Don’t worry about having a lot of finished work; your interviewer will usually be more interested in your ideas and development work. Above all, your portfolio should show a good level of commitment to your studies and evidence of your art and design skills. The work you present should be organised, clean and well-presented.

If you have applied for more than one course, please make this clear at the interview as one interview usually covers all courses within the School of Arts & Media.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at the New Adelphi building, University Road, M5 4WT.

Before you travel, we recommend that you download a campus map  or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Salford Crescent train station is only a few minutes’ walk away and has regular trains to and from central Manchester.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Matthew Morriss on m.morriss@salford.ac.uk.

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at the interview?

You will be asked to present a portfolio of your work and you will get the opportunity to talk to a member of staff about the work you have selected. You will also have the chance to talk about your interests and ambitions. Typical questions might include:

  • Why do you want to study this subject?
  • Tell me about your favourite piece of work in your portfolio?

Preparing your portfolio

Your portfolio is likely to be made up of the work you have undertaken on your current or most recent course. You may also include work done in your own time if you feel it is relevant.

Tutors like to see that you can develop your ideas, so you should also include sketchbooks, notebooks, research, models, photographs and other development work. This can be presented in a variety of physical or digital formats, including blogs.  

Your portfolio should demonstrate that you:

  • Are enthusiastic about your subject
  • Have strong visual communication skills
  • Can solve problems and develop ideas
  • Have experience of working with a range of media and materials
  • Have an awareness of the work of contemporary designers

It is worth spending some time preparing your portfolio, and perhaps asking your current teacher or lecturer for assistance.

Don’t worry about having a lot of finished work; your interviewer will usually be more interested in your ideas and development work. Above all, your portfolio should show a good level of commitment to your studies and evidence of your skills. The work you present should be organised, clean and well-presented.

If you have applied for more than one course, please make this clear at the interview as one interview usually covers all courses within the School of Arts & Media.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at our MediaCityUK building (postcode M50 2HE). For more information about travelling to MediaCityUK, please click here. To help find your way around MediaCityUK, download this handy map.

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Mark Scargill on m.n.scargill@salford.ac.uk.

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at the interview?

You will be asked to present a portfolio of your work and you will get the opportunity to talk to a member of staff about the pieces you have selected. You will also have the chance to talk about your interests and ambitions. Typical questions might include:

  • Why do you want to study this subject?
  • Tell me about your favourite piece of work in your portfolio?
  • Which designers/artists are you interested in and why?

Preparing your portfolio

Your portfolio is likely to be made up of the work you have undertaken on your current or most recent course. This normally includes sketchbooks, notebooks, research, development work and final pieces. You may also include work done in your own time if you feel it is relevant.

Your portfolio should demonstrate that you:

  • Are enthusiastic about your subject
  • Have strong visual communication skills
  • Can solve problems and develop ideas
  • Have experience of working with a range of media and materials
  • Have an awareness of the work of contemporary artists and designers

It can include drawing, painting, photography, computer-generated work, objects and artefacts. It is therefore worth spending some time preparing your portfolio, and perhaps asking your current teacher or lecturer for assistance.

Don’t worry about having a lot of finished work; your interviewer will usually be more interested in your ideas and development work. Above all, your portfolio should show a good level of commitment to your studies and evidence of your art and design skills. The work you present should be organised, clean and well-presented.

If you have applied for more than one course, please make this clear at the interview as one interview usually covers all courses within the School of Arts & Media.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at the New Adelphi building, University Road, M5 4WT.

Before you travel, we recommend that you download a campus map  or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Salford Crescent train station is only a few minutes’ walk away and has regular trains to and from central Manchester.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have a question about the content of the course, please contact Sally Donaldson on 0161 295 4750.

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at the interview?

You will be asked to present a portfolio of your work and you will get the opportunity to talk to a member of staff about the pieces you have selected. You will also have the chance to talk about your interests and ambitions. Typical questions might include:

  • Why do you want to study this subject?
  • Tell me about your favourite piece of work in your portfolio?
  • Which designers/artists are you interested in and why?

Preparing your portfolio

Your portfolio is likely to be made up of the work you have undertaken on your current or most recent course. This normally includes sketchbooks, notebooks, research, development work and final pieces. You may also include work done in your own time if you feel it is relevant.

Your portfolio should demonstrate that you:

  • Are enthusiastic about your subject
  • Have strong visual communication skills
  • Can solve problems and develop ideas
  • Have experience of working with a range of media and materials
  • Have an awareness of the work of contemporary artists and designers

It can include drawing, painting, photography, computer-generated work, objects and artefacts. It is therefore worth spending some time preparing your portfolio, and perhaps asking your current teacher or lecturer for assistance.

Don’t worry about having a lot of finished work; your interviewer will usually be more interested in your ideas and development work. Above all, your portfolio should show a good level of commitment to your studies and evidence of your art and design skills. The work you present should be organised, clean and well-presented.

If you have applied for more than one course, please make this clear at the interview as one interview usually covers all courses within the School of Arts & Media.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at the New Adelphi building, University Road, M5 4WT.

Before you travel, we recommend that you download a campus map  or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Salford Crescent train station is only a few minutes’ walk away and has regular trains to and from central Manchester.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have a question about the content of the course, please contact Sally Donaldson on 0161 295 4750.

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at the interview?

You will get the opportunity to meet our tutors and other applicants on this course. During the interview itself, you will be asked to complete a short piece of writing and a practical group task.

If you have applied for more than one course, please make this clear at your interview, as one interview usually covers all courses within the School of Arts & Media.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring two passport sized photographs with your name clearly printed on the reverse.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at our MediaCityUK building (postcode M50 2HE). For more information about travelling to MediaCityUK, please click here. To help find your way around MediaCityUK, download this handy map.

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Robin Ellis – r.ellis@salford.ac.uk

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at the interview?

You will be asked to present a portfolio of your work and you will get the opportunity to talk to a member of staff about the pieces you have selected. You will also have the chance to talk about your interests and ambitions. Typical questions might include:

  • Why do you want to study this subject?
  • Tell me about your favourite piece of work in your portfolio?
  • Which designers/artists are you interested in and why?

Preparing your portfolio

Your portfolio is likely to be made up of the work you have undertaken on your current or most recent course. This normally includes sketchbooks, notebooks, research, development work and final pieces. You may also include work done in your own time if you feel it is relevant.

Your portfolio should demonstrate that you:

  • Are enthusiastic about your subject
  • Have strong visual communication skills
  • Can solve problems and develop ideas
  • Have experience of working with a range of media and materials
  • Have an awareness of the work of contemporary artists and designers

It can include drawing, painting, photography, computer-generated work, objects and artefacts. It is therefore worth spending some time preparing your portfolio, and perhaps asking your current teacher or lecturer for assistance.

Don’t worry about having a lot of finished work; your interviewer will usually be more interested in your ideas and development work. Above all, your portfolio should show a good level of commitment to your studies and evidence of your art and design skills. The work you present should be organised, clean and well-presented.

If you have applied for more than one course, please make this clear at the interview as one interview usually covers all courses within the School of Arts & Media.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at the New Adelphi building, University Road, M5 4WT.

Before you travel, we recommend that you download a campus map  or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Salford Crescent train station is only a few minutes’ walk away and has regular trains to and from central Manchester.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Andrew Wilkins on a.g.wilkins@salford.ac.uk.

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at the interview?

You will be asked to present a portfolio of your work and you will get the opportunity to talk to a member of staff about the pieces you have selected. You will also have the chance to talk about your interests and ambitions. Typical questions might include:

  • Why do you want to study this subject?
  • Tell me about your favourite piece of work in your portfolio?
  • Which designers/artists are you interested in and why?

Preparing your portfolio

Your portfolio is likely to be made up of the work you have undertaken on your current or most recent course. This normally includes sketchbooks, notebooks, research, development work and final pieces. You may also include work done in your own time if you feel it is relevant.

Your portfolio should demonstrate that you:

  • Are enthusiastic about your subject
  • Have strong visual communication skills
  • Can solve problems and develop ideas
  • Have experience of working with a range of media and materials
  • Have an awareness of the work of contemporary artists and designers

It can include drawing, painting, photography, computer-generated work, objects and artefacts. It is therefore worth spending some time preparing your portfolio, and perhaps asking your current teacher or lecturer for assistance.

Don’t worry about having a lot of finished work; your interviewer will usually be more interested in your ideas and development work. Above all, your portfolio should show a good level of commitment to your studies and evidence of your art and design skills. The work you present should be organised, clean and well-presented.

If you have applied for more than one course, please make this clear at the interview as one interview usually covers all courses within the School of Arts & Media.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at the New Adelphi building, University Road, M5 4WT.

Before you travel, we recommend that you download a campus map  or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Salford Crescent train station is only a few minutes’ walk away and has regular trains to and from central Manchester.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course please contact Darren Raven on d.raven@salford.ac.uk.

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at the interview?

You will be asked to present a portfolio of your work and you will get the opportunity to talk to a member of staff about the pieces you have selected. You will also have the chance to talk about your interests and ambitions. Typical questions might include:

  • Why do you want to study this subject?
  • Tell me about your favourite piece of work in your portfolio?
  • Which designers/artists are you interested in and why?

Preparing your portfolio

Your portfolio is likely to be made up of the work you have undertaken on your current or most recent course. This normally includes sketchbooks, notebooks, research, development work and final pieces. You may also include work done in your own time if you feel it is relevant.

Your portfolio should demonstrate that you:

  • Are enthusiastic about your subject
  • Have strong visual communication skills
  • Can solve problems and develop ideas
  • Have experience of working with a range of media and materials
  • Have an awareness of the work of contemporary artists and designers

It can include drawing, painting, photography, computer-generated work, objects and artefacts. It is therefore worth spending some time preparing your portfolio, and perhaps asking your current teacher or lecturer for assistance.

Don’t worry about having a lot of finished work; your interviewer will usually be more interested in your ideas and development work. Above all, your portfolio should show a good level of commitment to your studies and evidence of your art and design skills. The work you present should be organised, clean and well-presented.

If you have applied for more than one course, please make this clear at the interview as one interview usually covers all courses within the School of Arts & Media.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at the New Adelphi building, University Road, M5 4WT.

Before you travel, we recommend that you download a campus map or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Salford Crescent train station is only a few minutes’ walk away and has regular trains to and from central Manchester.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Juli Parr on a.j.parr@salford.ac.uk.

BA (Hons) Journalism (Broadcast) (PP53)
BA (Hons) Journalism and English (PQ53)
BA (Hons) Journalism (Multimedia) (P50Y)

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at my interview?

At the interview you will meet Journalism staff and current students. You will then take part in a short exercise. This will be followed by a group interview.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at our MediaCityUK building (postcode M50 2HE). For more information about travelling to MediaCityUK, please click here. To help find your way around MediaCityUK, download this handy map.

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Sara Eyre on s.eyre@salford.ac.uk.

Music: Creative Music Technology W374/with Foundation Year WH74
Music: Musical Arts W304/with Foundation Year W300
Music: Popular Music and Recording J931/with Foundation Year W341 

Thank you for applying for a place on one or more of the above courses and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at my interview?

You will be given a presentation and tour of our facilities. Depending on the course you have applied for, we will ask you to play a pre-prepared or pre-recorded piece. See below for more details.

We will assess your music theory skills with a 30-minute exam. You are expected to have music theory skills equivalent to grade 5 or above (unless you are applying for a course with a foundation year, in which case it is ok if your grade is lower than this).

You will also have an individual interview. See below for more details.

What do I need to do to prepare for the interview?

Music: Creative Music Technology W374
Music: Creative Music Technology with Foundation Year WH74

You should bring a portfolio of studio-based compositions, recordings and productions on CD or a USB drive. In total, this should be approximately 5 minutes long. We will listen to your portfolio on the day of the interview.

You will also need to prepare two contrasting grade 7 standard pieces that demonstrate your strengths as a performer. We understand that for some performers, a graded repertoire might not be the best way to highlight your unique abilities (for example, if you are a singer/songwriter or an electronic  instrumentalist). In this case you should perform a piece of original material.

You may be asked to perform some technical exercises (chords, scales, arpeggios) and undertake a sight reading activity appropriate to the level of study.

You will then be asked several interview questions based around your experience, influences, ambitions and the approaches used in your pieces.

Music: Musical Arts W304
Music: Musical Arts with Foundation Year W300
Music: Popular Music and Recording J931
Music: Popular Music and Recording with Foundation Year W341

You will need to prepare two contrasting grade 7 standard pieces that demonstrate your strengths as a performer. We understand that for some performers, a graded repertoire might not be the best way to highlight your unique abilities (for example, if you are a singer/songwriter or an electronic instrumentalist).  In this case you should perform a piece of original material.

You may be asked to perform some technical exercises (chords, scales, arpeggios) and undertake a sight reading activity appropriate to the level of study.

You will then be asked several interview questions based around your experience, influences, ambitions and the approaches used in your pieces.

See example...

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at the New Adelphi building, University Road, M5 4WT.

Before you travel, we recommend that you download a campus map  or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Salford Crescent train station is only a few minutes’ walk away and has regular trains to and from central Manchester.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful  on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Dan Price on d.i.price@salford.ac.uk or Paul Cusick on p.c.cusick@salford.ac.uk.

  • BA (Hons) Comedy Writing and Performance (W890) 
  • BA (Hons) Media Performance (W400)
  • BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Practice (W440)
  • BA (Hons) Technical Theatre (Production and Design – W445)

Thank you for applying for a place on one of the above courses and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at my interview?

You will be given a presentation and tour of our facilities. 

Candidates applying for BA (Hons) Media Performance (W400), BA (Hons) Comedy Writing and Performance (W890) and BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Practice (W440) will then be auditioned and take part in a group interview. They will also be asked to provide a sample of academic writing. If you have applied for more than one performance course, please make your interviewer aware of this.

For candidates applying for the BA(Hons) Technical Theatre (Production and Design W445) will be interviewed singularly and asked to provide a sample of academic writing.

If you are attending a morning interview, the latest we will keep you is 1pm. If your interview is in the afternoon, the latest it will finish is 5pm. If you need to leave any earlier than this, please inform the admissions tutor on the day of your interview.

BA (Hons) Media Performance (W400)

You must bring a piece of academic writing to your interview. This can be something you have produced on your current course. Alternatively, you can write a 300 to 500-word essay on a practitioner of your choice, discussing their key ideas and techniques. It is vital that you bring this to your audition/interview.

You must also prepare a two-minute monologue from any play, film or radio script. This can be from any genre and period you choose. You will be asked to read the script you have prepared and, if asked, perform it again in a different style.

During your interview/audition, you may also be required to take part in a short production-based discussion with other candidates after watching an extract from a film or television programme.

You will also take part in a small group seminar where you will discuss your choice of audition piece and your reasons for applying to this course. 

BA (Hons) Comedy Writing and Performance (W890)

You must bring a piece of academic writing to your interview. This can be something you have produced on your current course. Alternatively, you can write a 300 to 500-word essay on a practitioner of your choice, discussing their key ideas and techniques. It is vital that you bring this to your audition/interview. You may also wish to bring examples of your comedy writing.

You must also prepare a two-minute monologue from any play, film or radio script. This can be from any genre and period you choose. You will be asked to read the script you have prepared and, if asked, perform it again in a different style. Alternatively, you can perform a two-minute section from one of your own stand-up routines. If you choose a stand-up piece, you will only be asked to perform this once.

During your interview/audition, you may also be required to take part in a short production-based discussion with other candidates after watching an extract from a film or television programme.

You will also take part in a small group seminar, where you will discuss your choice of audition piece and your reasons for applying to this course. 

BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Practice (W440)

You must bring a piece of academic writing to your interview. This can be something you have produced on your current course. Alternatively, you can write a 300 to 500-word essay on a practitioner of your choice, discussing their key ideas and techniques. It is vital that you bring this to your audition/interview.

You will also take part in an audition. For this, please prepare a two-minute monologue. The text may be drawn from any play of your choice – tragedy or comedy, classical or contemporary. The audition will take the form of a practical workshop and your chosen monologue will be integrated into the practical exercises we explore, rather than performed ‘straight’. This means that your rehearsed piece will be used to generate performance material as part of a collaborative workshop, so come prepared to improvise. You will be expected to have read the whole play your monologue is taken from, and to answer questions relating to themes and character.

You will also take part in a small group seminar, where you will discuss your choice of audition piece and your reasons for applying to this course. 

BA (Hons) Technical Theatre (Production and Design W445)

You must bring a piece of academic writing to your interview. This can be something you have produced on your current course of study. Alternatively, you can write a 300 to 500-word essay on a production of your choice, discussing critically a particular technical element and its impact on the performance. It is vital that you bring this to your interview.

You will also have a one to one interview with a member of staff.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at the New Adelphi building, University Road, M5 4WT.

Before you travel, we recommend that you download a campus map or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Salford Crescent train station is only a few minutes’ walk away and has regular trains to and from central Manchester.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545.

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at the interview?

You will be asked to present a portfolio of your work and you will get the opportunity to talk to a member of staff about the pieces you have selected. You will also have the chance to talk about your interests and ambitions. Typical questions might include:

  • Why do you want to study this subject?
  • Tell me about your favourite piece of work in your portfolio?
  • Which photographers are you interested in and why?

Preparing your portfolio

Your portfolio is likely to be made up of the work you have undertaken on your current or most recent course. This can be a mix of photographic and other creative work. Please also bring at least one sketchbook containing project development and research.

Your portfolio should demonstrate that you:

  • Are enthusiastic about your subject
  • Have strong visual communication skills
  • Can solve problems and develop ideas
  • Have an awareness of the work of contemporary photographers, artists or designers

It should show a good level of commitment to your studies and evidence of your skills. The work you present should be organised, clean and well-presented.

If you have applied for more than one course, please make this clear at the interview as one interview usually covers all courses within the School of Arts & Media.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at the New Adelphi building, University Road, M5 4WT.

Before you travel, we recommend that you download a campus map  or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Salford Crescent train station is only a few minutes’ walk away and has regular trains to and from central Manchester.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Matthew Andrew on m.andrew@salford.ac.uk.

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at the interview?

You will get the opportunity to meet our tutors and other applicants on this course. During the interview itself, you will be asked to complete a short piece of writing and a practical group task.

If you have applied for more than one course, please make this clear at your interview, as one interview usually covers all courses within the School of Arts & Media.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring two passport sized photographs with your name clearly printed on the reverse.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at our MediaCityUK building (postcode M50 2HE). For more information about travelling to MediaCityUK, please click here. To help find your way around MediaCityUK, download this handy map.

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Robin Ellis on 0161 295 6047 or r.ellis@salford.ac.uk.

Thank you for applying for a place on this course and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at the interview?

You will be asked to present a portfolio of your work and you will get the opportunity to talk to a member of staff about the pieces you have selected. You will also have the chance to talk about your interests and ambitions. Typical questions might include:

  • Why do you want to study this subject?
  • Tell me about your favourite piece of work in your portfolio?
  • Which artists are you interested in and why?

Preparing your portfolio

Your portfolio is likely to be made up of the work you have undertaken on your current or most recent course. This normally includes sketchbooks, notebooks, research, development work and final pieces. You may also include work done in your own time if you feel it is relevant.

Your portfolio should demonstrate that you:

  • Are enthusiastic about your subject
  • Have strong visual communication skills
  • Can solve problems and develop ideas
  • Have experience of working with a range of media and materials
  • Have an awareness of the work of contemporary artists

It can include drawing, painting, photography, computer-generated work, objects and artefacts. It is therefore worth spending some time preparing your portfolio, and perhaps asking your current teacher or lecturer for assistance.

Don’t worry about having a lot of finished work; your interviewer will usually be more interested in your ideas and development work. Above all, your portfolio should show a good level of commitment to your studies and evidence of your skills. The work you present should be organised, clean and well-presented.

If you have applied for more than one course, please make this clear at the interview as one interview usually covers all courses within the School of Arts & Media.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at the New Adelphi building, University Road, M5 4WT.

Before you travel, we recommend that you download a campus map  or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Salford Crescent train station is only a few minutes’ walk away and has regular trains to and from central Manchester.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS.

Questions

If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Brendan Fletcher b.a.fletcher@salford.ac.uk

Top 10 Interview Tips

  • Number 1

    Be prepared

    It might be the scout motto, but it also applies to interview situations too. Look carefully through any material that’s sent to you before the interview, so you know what to expect when you arrive.

  • Number 2

    Plan your journey

    Make sure you know where you are going, how you are travelling, and how long it will take. Try to arrive at least 15 minutes early and have our contact details handy in case you need to get in touch.

  • Number 3

    Bring what you need

    Don’t forget to bring any documents you might need, including ID, a passport sized photo, certificates or a portfolio.

  • Number 4

    Do your homework

    Research your course and our University. Read the syllabus and think about what in particular interests you. Read around the subject you’re applying for – in newspaper articles, the internet, or professional publications. We don’t expect you to be an expert (yet!), but we do want to see your enthusiasm.

  • Number 5

    Get personal

    Read over your personal statement. It’s likely that we’ll ask you questions about this in your interview, so review what you have said and make sure you’re prepared to answer questions about it.

  • Number 6

    Practice makes perfect!

    Ask a teacher or careers adviser to give you a mock interview. For extra practice, get a friend or someone you trust to ask you more difficult interview questions.

  • Number 7

    Be yourself…

    We want to know what makes you tick. Tell us why you’re passionate about your subject and why you want to study at the University of Salford. Remember, we want to hear from you – so don’t swallow a thesaurus, put it in your own words.

  • Number 8

    …but also your best self

    Be relaxed but stay professional. Think about what you’re wearing and what it says about you. For professional courses, smart attire is expected.

  • Number 9

    Ask Us Anything

    Listen carefully to what the interviewer is saying and don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s a good idea to come prepared with a list of questions to ask about your course and the University.

  • Number 10

    Contact us

    If you need to speak to us before your interview or on the day, call 0161 295 4545 or tweet us @SalfordUni