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Our interview days are a great opportunity for you to visit Minghella Studios, meet staff and students, and get a feel for our Film, Theatre & Television community.  

Close up of undergraduate students making notes on their knees in a theatre workshop

How will the interview day work? 

Starting at 10am, the day has three main parts:

  • A short introductory talk, and the chance to join a guided tour around Minghella Studios
  • A tutor-led workshop (no practical experience required!)
  • A one-to-one chat, in which you’ll meet a member of FTT staff, and talk about your interests and ambitions

What is the schedule for the interview day?

There may be some minor variations, but the day will broadly follow this structure:

10:00–11:00: Introductory talk and studio tours (Optional)


11:15–12:00: Workshop (Required)


13:00–15:30: Scheduled one-to-one chats(Required)


Where will my interview take place?

The interview-day sessions take place at the Minghella Studios, which are located on the Whiteknights campus at the University of Reading. For further information about travelling to the University of Reading and a map of the Whiteknights campus, please visit The Minghella Studios are Building number 195 on the Whiteknights campus map.

Will car parking be available on the day of my interview?

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 plate details 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 The temporary parking permit will need to be displayed prominently on your car windscreen for the duration of your visit.


What do I need to prepare?

You don’t need to prepare anything for the workshop.

For the one-to-one chat, please be prepared to talk about a piece of film, theatre (including online) or television that you have seen recently. You should be able to talk in detail about one scene or moment you found interesting, with a focus on the storytelling and the creative choices made (such as camerawork, editing, sound, lighting, staging, performance style, as appropriate).

Who should I contact if I have further queries?

If you have any queries before the interview day, please contact

For further information about our programmes and about studying in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television, please visit our courses page. 

We look forward to meeting you at one our interview days soon!