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Interview, portfolio and audition information for university-level courses

Interviews are held at our campuses in Brighton, Worthing and Shoreham. Please check below to see where your interview will be held.

Acting & Contemporary Theatre Making - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please prepare a two minute monologue from a published source which you have memorised and staged. No props/costumes.

Aeronautical Engineering - HNC
Interviews are held at our at Shoreham Airport Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). You will be required to take a short maths and English assessment before a one-to-one with the course tutor. Please bring with you evidence of any qualifications gained, or a written statement from your tutor of your predicted grades.

CertEd - Certificate in Education, part-time at Central Brighton Campus
Interviews are held at our at Central Brighton Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please report to reception at Central Brighton Campus, Pelham Street. Please bring certificates of your qualifications, including GCSE English and maths.

Communication Design (Graphic Design/Illustration) - BA (Hons) top-up (third year only)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). A portfolio of work from your current studies, include any self-initiated work, photography/sketchbooks etc you feel demonstrates your creative, technical, written and visual abilities (try to develop a rationale for your choice of work which you might be asked to explain). You may also be asked to complete a short task during the interview.

Computing - HND
Interviews are held at our at Central Brighton Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). The review will be conducted by a relevant Course Leader and will be an opportunity for you to discuss with them your expectations of the course you’ve applied for, and our expectations of you as our future student, and for them to answer any questions you may have. We’ll also show you around our facilities. The appointment will take up to one hour.  On the day you may be asked to do a short written activity; this is not a test and nothing to be nervous about. The purpose is to assist us in assessing your application. Our intention is that you will leave the interview clear about our offer so that you can make an informed decision to study at Brighton MET.

Costume for Performance & Film - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please bring examples of design artwork as well as finished garments or samples of needlework.

Creative Media Practice (Photography/Digital Filmmaking/Digital Experience Design) - BA (Hons) top-up (third year only)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please bring with you a portfolio and/or a showreel of your best work, both course and individual which demonstrates your creative, technical, written and visual abilities. Try to develop a rationale for your choice of work which you may be asked to explain during the interview.

Dance - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). You will take part in a Ballet class, a Jazz class and we would like you to perform a 1.5 - 2 minute solo in a style of your choosing. This will be followed by an interview.

Digital Filmmaking - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please bring with you a portfolio and/or a showreel of your best work, both course and individual, which demonstrates your creative, technical, written and visual abilities. Try to develop a rationale for your choice of work which you may be asked to explain during the interview.

Electronic Engineering - HNC
Interviews are held at our Broadwater Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). You will be required to take a short maths and English assessment before a one-to-one with the course tutor. Please bring with you evidence of any qualifications gained, or a written statement from your tutor of your predicted grades.

Fashion Design - BA (Hons)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Your portfolio should consist of no more than 40 pieces of work which should include sketchbooks, colour work, drawings and some evidence of written work. We would also like to see a selection of garments you have made

Fine Art - BA (Hons) (full-time and part-time courses)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please bring with you a selection of your artwork which demonstrates creative, technical, written and visual abilities. This could include work produced from both current and previous courses or any individual work produced from a range of specialist areas such as graphics, illustration, textiles and 3D design. If possible please also bring an example of written work that you can leave with us. This could be an essay or written assignment that demonstrates your use of English Language to show your ability to structure, present, research and interpret your work. It would be good if you could also bring a copy of a tutor's written assessment of this work. We always prefer to see actual artwork but photographs are acceptable in the case of large scale work and sculpture. We are also interested to see sketchbooks/ideas books and any other evidence of your interest in Fine Art.

General Engineering - HNC
Interviews are held at our Broadwater Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). You will be required to take a short maths and English assessment before a one-to-one with the course tutor. Please bring with you evidence of any qualifications gained, or a written statement from your tutor of your predicted grades.

Graphic Design - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please bring with you a portfolio of your work, which should include examples of your work, together with any relevant certificates/diplomas.

Illustration - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please bring a portfolio of your work, which should include samples of work in a wide range of media plus sketchbooks.

Lighting & Sound Design - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Your interview will include a tour of facilities followed by an informal chat about the course and your previous experience. If you have a portfolio of productions that you have worked on or been involved with, please bring this to your interview. Finally, depending on when you come for an interview, you may also be asked to either watch or take a small part in the particular production work occurring that day.

Make Up & Hair for Theatre & Media - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). A portfolio of work or samples, as appropriate, that best demonstrates your abilities. This should include a range of 2D sketchbooks, drawings, paintings, design artwork. 3D models, sculptures etc. (or good quality photographs of 3D work). Please also examples of any hair and make-up work undertaken.

Motorsport Engineering - FdEng (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our at Shoreham Airport Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please bring with you your record of achievement (where possible), a copy of your predicted grades, a pen and notepad and perhaps a selection of questions that you may wish to ask. 

Motorsport Engineering - BSc (Hons) top-up (third year only)
Interviews are held at our at Shoreham Airport Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please bring with you a copy of your predicted grades, a pen and notepad and perhaps a selection of questions that you may wish to ask. 

Music Business & Management - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Evidence of or aptitude towards business and marketing in a Music Industry context. Demonstration of written and academic skills.

Music Performance - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Guitarists and bass players should have their own instruments including a lead and a pick (if required). Drummers must have their own sticks, and vocalists should warm up prior to the audition. All applicants should also bring a pen, pencil and eraser.
Your interview process will include the following:
1. A written harmony and theory test (20 mins)
2. An aural and transcribing test
3. A small piece to sight read on your chosen instrument (notation will be appropriate to instrument)
4. Performance of a self-prepared piece of at least 3 minutes duration. It is advisable to choose something that you are already familiar with and is within your technical ability.
5. Interview with question and answer session
6. You will also need to bring evidence of your academic written skills; this can be a piece of existing academic work, or a 500 word review of a track of your choice paying particular attention to the musicianship and performance
As a Foundation Degree applicant, we expect a certain minimum academic standard from you, however the interview process is designed to get an overall view of your skills. Weaknesses in one or two areas will not prevent you from being offered a place on the course.

Music Performance - BA (Hons) top-up (third year only)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Applicants should also come prepared to play one 3-4 minute audition piece and to discuss their reasons for the selection of that piece as well as the instrumental/vocal techniques used in the performance.
A portfolio of written work which should include evidence of academic work (essays, presentations, etc) and of practical music language skills (music theory/composition/arranging)

Music Production - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Your interview will take place in the production booths within our new music studio block. You are required to bring a memory stick containing two or three examples of your recorded work. You will also need to bring evidence of your academic written skills; this can be a piece of existing academic work or a 500 word review of a pre-recorded track of your choice, paying particular attention to the production quality.
Your interview process will include the following:
1. Demonstration of recorded work
2. Evidence of written skills (see above requirements)
3. Evidence of aural skills
4. Interview with question and answer session
As a Foundation Degree applicant we expect a certain minimum academic standard from you, however the interview process is designed to get an overall view of your skills. Weaknesses in one or two areas will not prevent you from being offered a place on the course.

Music Production - BA (Hons) top-up (third year only)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Examples of your production work that demonstrate an ability to work to a high level with recording and production technology. Examples of written work (that you can leave with us), ideally ‘essays’, or written assignments that demonstrate your use of English language to structure and present research and interpretation

Musical Theatre - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please prepare two contrasting Musical Theatre songs which will be sung unaccompanied. You will also be required to participate in a dance class so please bring appropriate clothing to dance in.

PGCE - full-time at West Durrington Campus
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please bring with you a portfolio of work and some examples of academic essays including your dissertation and be prepared to present your work. We will also need to see your certificates of qualifications gained (including GCSE English and maths certificates), or written statement from your tutor of your predicted grades. If you have not already provided a reference, it is essential you bring this to your interview. Please be prepared to stay for up to three hours.

PGCE - part-time at Central Brighton Campus
Interviews are held at our at Central Brighton Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please report to reception at Central Brighton Campus, Pelham Street. Please bring certificates of your qualifications, including GCSE English and maths.

Photography - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please bring to your interview a small portfolio of work along with some written work which you feel is appropriate to the course.

Production Design & Realisation - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). A portfolio of work or samples, as appropriate, that best demonstrates your abilities. This should include a range of 2D sketchbooks, drawings, paintings, design artwork. 3D models, sculptures etc (or good quality photographs of 3D work).

Prop Making & Special Effects - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). A portfolio of work or samples, as appropriate, that best demonstrates your abilities. This should include a range of 2D sketchbooks, drawings, paintings, design artwork. 3D models, sculptures etc (or good quality photographs of 3D work).

Stage & Production Management - FdA (Foundation Degree)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Your interview will include a tour of facilities followed by an informal chat about the course and your previous experience. If you have a portfolio of productions that you have worked on or been involved with, please bring this to your interview. Finally, depending on when you come for an interview, you may also be asked to either watch or take a small part in the particular production work occurring that day.

Teacher training - PGCE, full-time at West Durrington Campus 
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please bring with you a portfolio of work and some examples of academic essays including your dissertation and be prepared to present your work. We will also need to see your certificates of qualifications gained (including GCSE English and maths certificates), or written statement from your tutor of your predicted grades. If you have not already provided a reference, it is essential you bring this to your interview. Please be prepared to stay for up to three hours.

Teacher training - PGCE, part-time at Central Brighton Campus
Interviews are held at our at Central Brighton Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please report to reception at Central Brighton Campus, Pelham Street. Please bring certificates of your qualifications, including GCSE English and maths.

Teacher training - Certificate in Education, part-time at Central Brighton Campus
Interviews are held at our at Central Brighton Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). Please report to reception at Central Brighton Campus, Pelham Street. Please bring certificates of your qualifications, including GCSE English and maths.

Textile Design - BA (Hons)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). 
- Aim to bring up to 20 sheets of work (a sheet may have more than one piece of work mounted on it) and one or two sketchbooks
- There is no need to window mount or spend money on expensive board - flat-mounted on a good quality cartridge paper is fine
- In textiles we like to feel and touch and to see the true colour and quality of your work - it is easier to do this if you don't use plastic sleeves. If your portfolio does have plastic sleeves we may ask you to take pieces out for easier viewing
- Include a variety of work that shows the full range of your skills and use of media eg research artwork (drawings, paintings, collages, multimedia artwork), developmental ideas, sketchbooks and finished project outcomes
- We like to see evidence of the whole creative process from research and initial artwork through the whole development of ideas - to help us see this ensure that at least one of your sketchbooks relates to finished work in the portfolio
- Any large scale or 3D work should be photographed for inclusion in the portfolio
What we are looking for:
- We are more interested in your creative potential rather than assessing what your current course has allowed you to achieve
- Creative artwork and ideas are more important than finished textile pieces
- Good observational drawing skills - by this we mean use of any media and in any style - showing your own personal style
- A feel for colour, form, pattern, texture
- An interest in your chosen area (have you been to any recent shows, events or exhibitions, whose work do you love, what do you find visually exciting - what are you passionate about?)

Theatre Arts (all pathways) - BA (Hons) top-up (third year only)
Interviews are held at our Northbrook West Durrington Campus (see map at the bottom of this page). You will need to bring with you to interview a recent example of your formal written work from your course, ideally an essay.

MET campuses

West Durrington Campus (also known as Northbrook MET), Littlehampton Road (A259) , Worthing  BN12 6NU
Five minutes' walk from Goring-by-Sea train station

Central Brighton Campus, Pelham Street, Brighton BN1 4FA
Five minutes' walk from Brighton train station

Shoreham Airport Campus (also known at Northbrook MET), Shoreham Airport, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5FF
Twenty minutes' walk from Shoreham-by-Sea train station

Broadwater Campus (also known at Northbrook MET), Broadwater Road (A24), Worthing BN14 8HJ
Ten minutes' walk from Worthing train station