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Preparing for interview

We will email you an interview invitation if we want to find out more about:

  • you
  • your interests
  • why you want to study your chosen subject.

How interviews at UAL work

The College you’ve applied to will usually send you an outline of the interview and the schedule in advance.

In your interview we’d like you to:

  • be enthusiastic and confident
  • tell us what interests you about your subject
  • show that you’ve been thinking seriously about your course and what it will demand of you
  • give us more detail about your personal statement
  • ask relevant questions.

Prepare in advance

You can do a lot of research and preparation online:

Watch some of our staff and students as they share what to expect in an interview, what to bring and the role your portfolio plays.

On the day

You should also:

  • reread your personal statement, to refresh your memory
  • plan to be on time
  • think of some questions you’d like to ask us.

Feeling nervous?

It’s natural to feel nervous in advance and on the day – you care about getting a place at UAL.

Try to get a good’s night sleep before and make sure you've eaten something on the day.

Remember, your interviewer isn’t trying to catch you out – they will be keen to hear more about you. Be yourself and show us your love for your subject.

More to explore

  • Portfolio by by Craig Green, MA Games Design, London College of Communication. Image: Alys Tomlinson
    Portfolio by by Craig Green, MA Games Design, London College of Communication. Image: Alys Tomlinson
    Have we asked you to upload a portfolio?

    Submit your work with PebblePad, our online document submission tool.

  • Babett Kurschner, BA Public Relations, 	London College of Communication
    Babett Kurschner, BA Public Relations, London College of Communication. Image: Alys Tomlinson
    Do you have a conditional offer?

    Find out the steps you need to take to accept it.

  • Brandon Mosqueda Caidedo (BA Sound Arts and Design)  at work
    Brandon Mosqueda Caidedo (BA Sound Arts and Design, London College of Communication) at work. Image: Alys Tomlinson
    Alternative offers

    In some cases, you may receive an offer from a different course or College from the one you applied to.

  • Zeynep Agirbas in the studio
    Zeynep Agirbas (BA Textile Design, Central Saint Martins) in the studio. Image: Alys Tomlinson
    After you apply

    Go over the list of things to remember if you're waiting to hear from us.