What is the intended schedule for the interview day?
09:50–10:45: Please report to reception in Minghella Studios by 09:50.
On arrival, you will be welcomed by members of staff from the Department. A lecturer from the Department will then give you a general introduction to the course, supported by short talks from current students.
10:45–12:30: You will participate in a practical workshop in a small group, led by a course lecturer.
- This session will give you a taste of how we teach practical work.
- The practical workshop will also provide you with an opportunity to show your group work and creativity skills.
- So you're comfortable doing this work, you should wear suitable clothes and shoes – casual clothes are fine. This is not an "audition" and you do not need any prior experience. This is an opportunity for you to work creatively in small groups and discuss the work you produce with the lecturer.
12:40–13:40: You will take part in a seminar discussion in a small group with a course lecturer. The seminar discussion will focus on close analysis of a film, theatre or television extract, which we will provide.
- This session will give you a taste of how seminar discussions run as well as an idea of how we teach film and performance analysis.
- The seminar discussion will also provide you with an opportunity to show your observational and analytical skills in a group setting.
13:40–14:30: Lunch break. During this time, you will have a chance to talk to some of our current students who can answer your questions and show you around the Department and our facilities. A range of meals, snacks, sandwiches and drinks can be purchased on campus.
14:15–17:00: In the afternoon, you will have a chat with one of our current course lecturers for around 10 minutes.
- This is our chance to hear a little bit more about you and your ideas one-on-one.
- We will discuss your observations about your chosen piece of film, theatre or television.
- It will also be an opportunity for you to tell us about any experiences of achievements you feel are particularly relevant to your application.
- You will also be able to ask further questions about the course and/or the application process.
There will be plenty of opportunities for you to raise questions throughout the interview day.
In the meantime, for further information about our programmes and about studying in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television, please visit our courses page.
If you will be travelling by car on the interview day
Limited parking is available on campus. If you are travelling by car, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know the registration number of the car you will be travelling in so that a temporary parking permit can be arranged for you.
You can send this information to Stephanie Brunger at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The temporary parking permit will need to be displayed prominently in your car windscreen for the duration of your visit.
A note for parents and guardians travelling with the applicant
The majority of activities taking place during the interview day are student-focused. However, you are more than welcome to join the applicants for the general introductory talk at the beginning of the day, where there will be opportunities to ask questions about the course.
After the talk, we have arranged for some of our current students to take you on a tour of the facilities. You are welcome to explore the campus and Reading town centre during the remainder of the day.