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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. With Industry Placement applicants will also be expected to demonstrate existing digital skills, a strong understanding of the animation process and demonstrable industry  experience.

How to find us

On arrival you should report to the reception area at the University of Salford building based at MediaCityUK.  Please download a MediaCityUK map. The University is building number 1 on the MediacityUK map.  

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow 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.

Please note that we are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, 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 contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any further questions or require any further information, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545. If you have any queries regarding the content of the course please contact Johanthan Byrne on j.g.byrne@salford.ac.uk.

Thank you for your application for a place on one of the above courses and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please make sure that you read the instructions for your course carefully and prepare appropriately.   

What do I need to bring to my interview?

We would like applicants to bring a portfolio of work with them to interview in a digital or physical format. The portfolio should demonstrate previous work in one or more of the following areas: Traditional Art and Design, 2D/3D Art, Animation, Games Design, Level Design or Programming.

What will happen at the interview?

You will be given a presentation with information about the course. You will then have an individual interview which will last around 20 minutes, during which your portfolio will be reviewed and you will be able to ask any questions.

How to find us?

On arrival, you should report to the reception in the Media City (Postcode: M50 2HE), Salford Quays. Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information. The University of Salford building is number 1 on the map.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

We are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, 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 contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any further questions or require any further information, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545. If you have any queries regarding the content of the course, please contact Mick Lockwood on m.g.lockwood@salford.ac.uk.

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Thank you for your application for a place on one of the above courses and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please make sure that you read the instructions for your course carefully and prepare appropriately.

What will happen at my interview?

On arrival you will meet the Pathway Leader and/or Admissions Tutor and be given an introduction to the programme. You will receive information about what you can expect during your time as a student both during your timetabled classes and also extracurricular opportunities; there will be plenty of  opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

After the introduction you will have an audition. This will take the form of a technique class. You will also be asked to prepare a 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

Please make sure that you are dressed appropriately for class. Remove all jewellery, wear clothes that are comfortable to move in and shows a clear bodyline and bare feet. If you own ballet shoes you can wear these for barre, but do not worry if not. You can continue with bare feet or socks.

Following a session at the barre you will move into the space to do a contemporary class. This will involve you learning a number of short phrases. Finally, you will be set a creative task with instruction about how to develop a motif.

Please do not worry if there are any of the above elements that you do not feel confident in.  We cover a wide variety so everyone has the opportunity to show strengths, but it is not integral to gaining a place that you must be proficient in all areas.

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 as an MP3 on a device like a smartphone, tablet or MP3 player. Please  do not rely on streaming music via the internet as this is not always reliable.

Please be prepared to stay until 5pm.

Interview

Finally, there will be an informal interview. Staff will be interested to know why you have applied for your course, what your aspirations are for the future and which choreographers and/companies influence you most.

How to find us?

On arrival, please report to the New Adelphi reception for registration between 12.30 and 12.55. After you have registered, you will be directed to a seating area where a member of the dance team will collect you at 1pm.  Please download a campus map or look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  

Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

We are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, 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 contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any further questions or require any further information, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545. 

If you have any queries regarding the content of the course, please contact Lisa Cullen, 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.

Preparing for the interview

You are required to bring a portfolio of work with you documenting physical evidence of skills and design processes on your current programme of study. The portfolio can also be supported by digital artefacts or products. Tutors like to see development and debate in work so please bring along sketchbooks either physical or digital and other materials such as blogs.

Please read the detailed information for applicants to find out more about the interview and putting together your portfolio.

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, you should report to the reception in the reception in the Media City (Postcode: M50 2HE), Salford Quays. Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information. The University of Salford building is number 1 on the map.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

We are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, 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.  Contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any questions or require any further information about the interview event please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545.  

If you have any queries regarding the content of the course please contact Mark Scargill on m.n.scargill@salford.ac.uk

Thank you for your application for a place on one of the above courses and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please make sure that you read the instructions for your course carefully and prepare appropriately.   

Preparing for the interview

You are required to bring a portfolio of work with you. Please read the detailed information for applicants to find out more about the interview.

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 you should report to the reception at New Adelphi building.  Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information.  New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online, and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

We are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, 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 contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any questions or require any further information about the interview event, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545.  

If you have any queries regarding the content of the course, please contact Sally Donaldson on s.donaldson1@salford.ac.uk

Thank you for your application for a place on one of the above courses and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please make sure that you read the instructions for your course carefully and prepare appropriately.   

Preparing for the interview

You are required to bring a portfolio of work with you. Please read the detailed information for applicants to find out more about the interview.

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 you should report to the reception at New Adelphi building.  Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information.  New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

We are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, 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 contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any questions or require any further information about the interview event, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545.  

If you have any queries regarding the content of the course, please contact Christine Ratcliff on C.Ratcliff@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. The interview process itself will present you with the opportunity to meet the tutors and engage with other applicants. The interview day will consist of a group practical task and a short piece of writing.

Preparing for the interview

Please make sure you bring 2 passport sized photographs with you to the interview and expect to be at the interview for approx. two hours. Please bring in a sample portfolio of any work you are doing at school /college or any work you are doing as a hobby. This could be presented as a link or on a USB stick or hard drive. You will find more hints and tips for interview preparation at the bottom of this page.

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 Broadcast Media directorate, School of Arts & Media.

How to find us

On arrival, you should report to the reception in the MediaCityUK building (Postcode: M50 2HE), which is located on the MediaCityUK Campus. If you visit www.salford.ac.uk/about-us/travel you will find a map of the campus and details of transport links to the University.

Please note that we are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, 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 contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any questions or require any further information about the interview event please contact us on 0161 295 4545 or by email on enquiries@salford.ac.uk

If you have any queries regarding the content of the course please contact Val Brown, s.v.brown@salford.ac.uk

Thank you for your application for a place on the above course and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please make sure that you read the instructions for your course carefully and prepare appropriately.   

Preparing for the interview

You are required to bring a portfolio of work with you. Please read the detailed information for applicants to find out more about the interview and putting together your portfolio.

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 you should report to the reception at New Adelphi building.  Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map. Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online here and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

We are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, 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 contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

If you have any queries regarding 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.

Preparing for the interview

You are normally required to bring a portfolio of work with you. Please read the detailed information for applicants to find out more about the interview.

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 you should report to the reception at New Adelphi building.  Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

We are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, 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 contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any questions or require any further information about the interview event please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545.  If you have any queries regarding the content of the course please contact Darren Raven – 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.

Preparing for the interview

You are required to bring a portfolio of work with you. Please read the detailed information for applicants to find out more about the interview and putting together your portfolio.

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 you should report to the reception at New Adelphi building.  Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

We are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, 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 contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any questions or require any further information about the interview event please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545.  

If you have any queries regarding the content of the course please contact Juli Parr – a.j.parr@salford.ac.uk

BA (Hons) Journalism Broadcast (PP53)
BA (Hons) Journalism Multimedia (P50Y)

BA (Hons) Journalism with Public Relations (P501) 

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?

You will meet Journalism staff and current students, tour the facilities and take part in a Journalism exercise. This will be followed by a group interview.

How to find us

On arrival you should report to the reception in the University of Salford building at the MediaCityUK campus, Salford Quays. Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information.

Please note that we are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

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 contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow 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.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any questions or require any further information about the interview event please contact us enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545. If you have any queries regarding the content of the course please contact Sara Eyre – 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 your application for a place on one of the above courses and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please make sure that you read the instructions for your course carefully and prepare appropriately.

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/recording/production, on an audio CD or USB drive of approximately 5 minutes duration. This will be listened to on the day of the interview.

You will also need to prepare two contrasting pieces on your principal instrument of grade 6 standard that demonstrate your strengths as a performer. We acknowledge that for some performers graded repertoire might not be suitable to highlight their unique abilities (e.g. singer songwriters  or  electronic instrumentalist) in which case the performance of original material is encouraged. You may be asked to perform some technical exercises (chords, scales, arpeggios) and undertake a sight reading activity appropriate to the level of study. Interview questions will be 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 pieces on your principal instrument of grade 7 standard that demonstrate your strengths as a performer. We acknowledge that for some performers graded repertoire might not be suitable to highlight their unique abilities (e.g singer songwriters) in which case  the  performance of original material is encouraged. You may also be asked to perform some technical exercises (chords, scales, arpeggios) and undertake a sight reading activity appropriate to the level of study. Interview questions will be based around your experience, influences, ambitions and the approaches  used  in your pieces.

What will happen at my interview?

You will be given a tour of the facilities. Applicants are expected to have music theory skills equivalent to grade 5 (applicants for ‘Foundation Year’ courses should possess some theory skills); this will be assessed through a 30 minute exam. Following this, you will have an  individual  interview and audition on your instrument.

How to find us?

On arrival you should report to the reception at New Adelphi building.  Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

We are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, 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 contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any further questions or require any further information, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545.

If you have any queries regarding the content of the course, please contact Dan Price d.i.price@salford.ac.uk or Paul Robinson p.a.robinson1@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 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.

All Courses: 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 have an interview with a member of the academic staff. You will also be asked to provide a sample of academic writing. It is vital that you bring this to your audition/interview. This writing should demonstrate your ability to analyse and evaluate your work or the work of others. Log books are therefore not appropriate. If you have applied for more than one performance course, please make your interviewer aware of this.

Candidates applying for the BA (Hons) Technical Theatre - Production and Design (W445) will be interviewed and asked to provide a sample of academic writing  This writing should demonstrate your ability to analyse and evaluate your work or the work of others. Log books are therefore not appropriate.

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 and Performance (W400)

You must bring a piece of academic writing to your interview. This writing should demonstrate your ability to analyse and evaluate your work or the work of others. 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 perform 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.

In your interview you will be asked to discuss your choice of audition piece, your interest in media and performance and your reasons for applying to this course. You may also be asked about your monologue and questions relating to the character and the themes of the play or script.

BA (Hons) Comedy Writing and Performance (W890)

You must bring a piece of academic writing to your interview. This writing should demonstrate your ability to analyse and evaluate your work or the work of others. 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 will be required to take part in a short production-based discussion with other candidates after watching a comedic extract from a film or television programme.

In your interview you will be asked to discuss your choice of audition piece, your interest in comedy and performance and your reasons for applying to this course. You may also be asked about your monologue and questions relating to the character and the themes of the play or script.

BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Practice (W440)

You must bring a piece of academic writing to your interview. This writing should demonstrate your ability to analyse and evaluate your work or the work of others. 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. As well as performing your monologue as you have prepared it, you will take part in a workshop which will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your collaborative working and ability to respond to instruction in practical sessions. You may also be asked to incorporate some of your rehearsed piece within the collaborative workshop, so come prepared to improvise. Please also wear suitable clothing.

In your interview you will be asked to discuss your choice of audition piece, your interest in performance and your reasons for applying to this course.You may also be asked about your monologue and questions relating to the character and the themes of the play.  

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

You must bring a piece of academic writing to your interview. This writing should demonstrate your ability to analyse and evaluate your work or the work of others 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.

In your interview you will be asked to discuss your interest in theatre and your reasons for applying to this course.

How to find us

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

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.

Please note that we are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

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 my interview?

Please allow several hours for the interview process as you will be given a tour of the facilities that we have on offer at the University.  You will then be interviewed for your course.  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.

Please bring with you a printed portfolio for discussion during your interview. This can take on any form, and be a mix of photographic and other work (e.g. other media). Please also bring at least 1 sketch book containing project development and research.

If you have any queries regarding this please contact: Matthew Andrew - m.andrew@salford.ac.uk

How to find us?

On arrival you should report to the reception at New Adelphi building.  Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

We are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, 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 contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any questions or require any further information about the interview event please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545.  If you have any queries regarding the content of the course please contact Matthew Andrew - 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. The interview process itself will present you with the opportunity to meet the tutors and engage with other applicants. The interview day will consist of a group practical task and a short piece of writing.

Preparing for the interview

Please make sure you bring 2 passport sized photographs with you to the interview and expect to be at the interview approx. two hours. You will find more hints and tips for interview preparation at the bottom of this page.

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 Broadcast Media directorate, School of Arts & Media.

How to find us

On arrival, you should report to the reception in the MediaCityUK building (Postcode: M50 2HE), which is located on the MediaCityUK Campus. If you visit www.salford.ac.uk/about-us/travel you will find a map of the campus and details of transport links to the University.

We are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, 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 contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any questions or require any further information about the interview event please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545.

If you have any queries regarding the content of the course please contact Robin Ellis on 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.

Preparing for the interview

You are required to bring a portfolio of work with you. Please read the detailed information for applicants to find out more about the interview and putting together your portfolio.

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 you should report to the reception at New Adelphi building.  Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

We are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, 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 contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any questions or require any further information about the interview event please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545.  If you have any queries regarding the content of the course please contact Brendan Fletcher on 0161 295 2617 or email 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