Performing Arts, Design and Media Interviews and Auditions

Welcome to our FAQs page.

Here you can find some outline information about what to expect at the interview or audition stage of the application process if you have applied for one of our interviewing or auditioning Performing Arts, Design and Media courses. Full details will be emailed to you in your invite.

  • Where will my audition take place?

    Your audition will take place face-to-face, this is the best way for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us. Register at the Innovation Centre which is located opposite Northampton Train Station. Please attend in loose fitting clothing suitable for movement.

    Dates are limited so if you need to reschedule, please contact us as early as possible. If you cant attend face to face, we may be able to offer a virtual audition.

    How long will my audition take?

    Your audition will last approximately four to six hours and will include some workshops, a performance, an interview, and time to chat with current students and academics about the course.

    Is there any preparation work to do before my audition?

    In preparation for your audition, you will need to memorise two speeches by heart. Please refer to your audition invite emails for details of what these speeches should be.

    What should I bring with me to my audition?

    You will need bring a recent passport sized photo with you to your audition and a form of photographic ID.

  • Where will my audition take place?

    Your audition will take place face-to-face, this is the best way for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us. Register at the Development Hub. Please attend in loose fitting clothing suitable for movement. Dates are limited so if you need to reschedule, please contact us as early as possible. If you cant attend face to face, we may be able to offer a virtual audition.

    How long will my audition take?

    Your audition will last approximately four hours and will include some workshops, a performance, a Q&A session with our teaching faculty and time to chat with our current students about the course.

    Is there any preparation work to do before my audition?

    In preparation for your audition, you will need to memorise two speeches by heart. Please refer to your audition invite emails for details of what these speeches should be.

    As an option, you can also choose to prepare one devised piece. This should be of your own creation and should reflect the kind of work your interested in making. Please refer to your audition invite emails more details.

    What should I bring with me to my audition?

    You will need bring a recent passport sized photo with you to your audition and a form of photographic ID.

  • Where will my interview take place?

    Face-to-face interviews will take place at the Development Hub.

    Virtual interviews will take place online using Blackboard Collaborate. You will need a device with video capability to participate. Your interview invite email will detail how to access the Blackboard Collaborate platform.

    How long will my interview take?

    Your interview will last approximately 30 minutes.

    Face-to-face interviews will take longer than this as you will need to register and you will also have the opportunity to tour the music facilities.

    Is there any preparation work to do before my interview?

    You will need to make or send a short audition video to music@northampton.ac.uk, no later than one week before your interview date. Please refer to your interview invite emails for the the audition requirements.

    What should I do on my interview day?

    Make sure you have identification (passport/drivers licence/college card/visa) ready to present.

    For virtual interviews, check your microphone and camera are working, find a quiet place free from interruption, join using the link you have been sent and wait for the academic to welcome you.

  • Where will my interview take place?

    Face-to-face interviews will take place at the Development Hub.

    Virtual interviews will take place online using Blackboard Collaborate. For online interviews, you will need a device with video capability to participate. Your interview invite email will detail how to access the Blackboard Collaborate platform.

    How long will my interview take?

    Face-to-face interviews will last between two and three hours and will include a tour of the facilities.

    Virtual interviews will last approximately 30 minutes.

    Is there any preparation work to do before my interview?

    You will need to make or send a short audition video to music@northampton.ac.uk, no later than one week before your interview date. Please refer to your interview invite emails for the the audition requirements.

    What should I do on my interview day?

    Make sure you have identification (passport/drivers licence/college card/visa) ready to present.

    For virtual interviews, check your microphone and camera are working, find a quiet place free from interruption, join using the link you have been sent and wait for the academic to welcome you.

  • Where will my interview take place?

    Face-to-face interviews will take place at our Waterside Campus. Please register in the Learning Hub building.

    Virtual interviews will take place online using WebEx. For online interviews, you will need a device with video capability to participate. Your interview invite email will detail how to access the WebEx platform.

    How long will my interview take?

    Face-to-face interviews will last between two and three hours but you will be on campus for longer than this as you will need to register. You will also have the opportunity to chat with the programme tutor and take a tour of the media suite and facilities after your interview.

    Virtual interviews will last approximately 30 minutes.

    Is there any preparation work to do before my interview?

    You will need to email a PDF digital portfolio no later than one week before your interview date. Please refer to your interview invite emails for the digital portfolio requirements and who to send them to.

    What should I do on my interview day?

    Make sure you have identification (passport/drivers licence/college card/visa) ready to present.

    For virtual interviews, check your microphone and camera are working, find a quiet place free from interruption, join using the link you have been sent and wait for the academic to welcome you.

  • Where will my interview take place?

    Face-to-face interviews will take place at our Waterside Campus. Please register in the Learning Hub building.

    Virtual interviews will take place online using WebEx. You will need a device with video capability to participate. Your interview invite email will detail how to access the WebEx platform. Our Fashion Design team will email you a WebEx link to join your interview before the day.

    How long will my interview take?

    For face-to-face interviews, your interview will last between two and three hours but you will be on campus for longer than this as you will need to register etc. You will be able to see the course facilities and meet fellow applicants during this time.

    For virtual interviews, your interview will last approximately 30 minutes.

    Is there any preparation work to do before my interview?

    You will need to prepare a portfolio to share at your interview, make sure there are at least three examples of your best work. Please refer to your interview invite email for the portfolio requirements.

    What should I do on my interview day?

    Make sure you have identification (passport/drivers licence/college card/visa) ready to present

    For virtual interviews, check your microphone and camera are working, find a quiet place free from interruption, join using the link you have been sent and wait for the academic to welcome you.

  • Where will my interview take place?

    Your interview will take place online using WebEx. You will need a device with video capability to participate. Your interview invite email will detail how to access the WebEx platform. Our Fine Art or Fine Art Painting & Drawing team will email you a WebEx link to join your interview before the day.

    How long will my interview take?

    Your interview will last approximately 30 minutes.

    Is there any preparation work to do before my interview?

    No later than one week before your interview, please email a PDF digital portfolio which includes between 8 – 15 examples of your best work. Please refer to your interview invite email for the digital portfolio requirements.

    What should I do on my interview day?
    • Make sure you have identification ready (driving license, passport, or visa)
    • Check your microphone and camera is working
    • Find a quiet place free from interruption
    • Join your interview using the link that has been sent to you. We recommend using Chrome as your browser
    • Wait for the academic to welcome you
  • Where will my interview take place?

    Face-to-face interviews will take place on our Waterside Campus. Please register in the Learning Hub.

    Virtual interviews will take place online using Blackboard Collaborate. You will need a device will video capability to participate. Your interview invite email will detail how to access the Blackboard Collaborate platform. Our Graphic Communication Design team will email you a link to join your interview before the day.

    How long will my interview take?

    Face-to-face interviews will take approximately 30 minutes however you will be on campus for longer than this as you will need to register.

    Virtual interviews will take approximately 30 minutes.

    Is there any preparation work to do before my interview?

    You will need to prepare a portfolio of your work, containing around 10 pieces of work. Please refer to your interview invite email for the portfolio requirements.

    For face-to-face interviews this should be presented in an A3 or A2 folder. You can also show digital work.

    For virtual interviews this should be a digital portfolio and should be emailed no later than one week before your interview to graphiccomm@northampton.ac.uk.

    What should I do on my interview day?

    Make sure you have identification (passport/drivers licence/college card/visa) ready to present.

    For virtual interviews, check your microphone and camera are working, find a quiet place free from interruption, join using the link you have been sent and wait for the academic to welcome you.

  • Where will my interview take place?

    Face-to-face interviews will take place at Waterside Campus. Please register in the Learning Hub building.

    Virtual interviews will take place online using Blackboard Collaborate. For online interviews, you will need a device with video capability to participate. Your interview invite email will detail how to access the Blackboard Collaborate platform.

    How long will my interview take?

    Face-to-face interviews will be in a group setting along with your fellow applicants and will include a discussion with the programme tutor and a tour of the facilities.

    Virtual interviews will last approximately 30 minutes.

    Is there any preparation work to do before my interview?

    For face-to-face interviews, please bring a physical copy of your portfolio with you, or a memory stick that you can access through our computers of at least 10 to 15 pieces.

    If your interview is virtual, no later than one week before your interview, please email a PDF digital portfolio which includes up to 10 examples of your work, these do not all have to be finalised and can include work in progress.

    Please refer to your interview invite email for the digital portfolio requirements.

    What should I do on my interview day?

    Make sure you have identification (passport/drivers licence/college card/visa) ready to present.

    For virtual interviews, check your microphone and camera are working, find a quiet place free from interruption, join using the link you have been sent and wait for the academic to welcome you.

  • Where will my interview take place?

    Virtual interviews will take place online using Blackboard Collaborate. You will require a device with video capability to participate.

    Your interview invite email will detail how to access the Blackboard Collaborate platform.

    How long will my interview take?

    Your interview will last approximately 30 minutes.

    Is there any preparation work to do before my interview?

    Please email a PDF digital portfolio to architecturaltech@northampton.ac.uk, no later than one week before your interview.

    Please refer to your interview invite email for the digital portfolio requirements.

    What should I do on my interview day?
    • Make sure you have identification ready (driving license, passport, or visa)
    • Check your microphone and camera is working
    • Find a quiet place free from interruption
    • Join your interview using the link that has been sent to you. We recommend using Chrome as your browser
    • Wait for the academic to welcome you
  • Where will my interview take place?

    Virtual interviews will take place online using Blackboard Collaborate. You will require a device with video capability to participate.

    How long will my interview take?

    Your interview will last approximately 30 minutes.

    Is there any preparation work to do before my interview?

    Please email a PDF digital portfolio of up to 12 pages, comprising three to five pieces of your design work to productdesign@northampton.ac.uk, no later than one week before your interview.

    Not all of the examples included in your PDF portfolio need to be completed pieces, so you can include works in progress, we’re looking to see your ideas and experimentation, as well as some finished work.

    Please refer to your interview invite email for the digital portfolio requirements.

    What should I do on my interview day?
    • Make sure you have identification ready (driving license, passport, or visa)
    • Check your microphone and camera is working
    • Find a quiet place free from interruption
    • Join your interview using the link that has been sent to you. We recommend using Chrome as your browser
    • Wait for the academic to welcome you
  • Where will my interview take place?

    Your interview will take place online using WebEx. For online interviews, you will require a device with video capability to participate.

    Your interview invite email will detail how to download and access the WebEx platform.

    How long will my interview take?

    Your interview will last approximately 30 minutes.

    Is there any preparation work to do before my interview?

    Please email a PDF digital portfolio to architecturaltech@northampton.ac.uk, no later than one week before your interview.

    Please refer to your interview invite email for the digital portfolio requirements.

    What should I do on my interview day?
    • Make sure you have identification ready (driving license, passport, or visa)
    • Check your microphone and camera is working
    • Find a quiet place free from interruption
    • Join your interview using the link that has been sent to you. We recommend using Chrome as your browser
    • Wait for the academic to welcome you
  • Where will my interview take place?

    Your interview will take place online using WebEx. For online interviews, you will require a device with video capability to participate.

    Your interview invite email will detail how to download and access the WebEx platform.

    How long will my interview take?

    Your interview will last approximately 30 minutes.

    Is there any preparation work to do before my interview?

    Please email a PDF digital portfolio of approximately 5 to 10 images of your work to photography@northampton.ac.uk, no later than one week before your interview.

    The digital portfolio must include examples of your visual research/journal work, and a short piece of writing on photography or other lens-based mediums (essay, contextual report, exhibition review, etc). This will give us some insight into how you write formally, and your familiarity with key texts. There is no minimum or maximum word count for this, and a piece of school/college coursework is fine.

    Please refer to your interview invite email for the digital portfolio requirements.

    What should I do on my interview day?
    • Make sure you have identification ready (driving license, passport, or visa)
    • Check your microphone and camera is working
    • Find a quiet place free from interruption
    • Join your interview using the link that has been sent to you. We recommend using Chrome as your browser
    • Wait for the academic to welcome you
  • Where will my interview take place?

    Your interview will take place online using WebEx. For online interviews you will require a device with video capability to participate.

    Your interview invite email will detail how to download and access the WebEx platform.

    How long will my interview take?

    Your interview will last approximately 30 minutes.

    Is there any preparation work to do before my interview?

    Please email a digital portfolio of approximately six to eight pieces of work to games@northampton.ac.uk, no later than one week before your interview.

    Please refer to your interview invite email for the digital portfolio requirements.

    What should I do on my interview day?
    • Make sure you have identification ready (driving license, passport, or visa)
    • Check your microphone and camera is working
    • Find a quiet place free from interruption
    • Join your interview using the link that has been sent to you. We recommend using Chrome as your browser
    • Wait for the academic to welcome you

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