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Performance - all courses

  • 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.