Interviews

For information about the School of Arts and Creative Industries interview process, please see below

If you've successfully applied for one of the courses below, you'll be invited to an interview, or for Acting and Performance to an audition workshop unless you are an EU or international applicant. Audition workshops are in person, but interviews will be held online. EU and international applicants for acting will be invited to an online interview instead.

You will receive an invitation by email, inviting you to register for an interview or audition at a time that suits you. The interview is a video call with the course team and normally takes around 20 minutes. The audition workshop is on campus.

For interviews, if you have any difficulties at all with the online process or any worries about your internet connection, please let us know and we will find a solution. The information for each course is on the drop-down menu below. For some courses you may need to provide a portfolio so be sure to read through the instructions carefully.

If you are experiencing problems with this, please contact deacona4@lsbu.ac.uk please send your monologue no later than 2 working days before your audition.

In order for us to be able to offer you a place to study at LSBU, you must have an interview with one of our course tutors or an audition workshop. Both interviews and audition workshops also give you the chance to ask any questions you may have about your course and ensure it’s the right course for you.

Please read the information below in the drop-down menu for your relevant course to find out how to prepare for your interview or audition and if a portfolio or monologue recording is required.

BA Acting and Performance

All Acting and Performance applicants will be invited to an audition workshop in person (except for EU or International applicants who will be invited to an online interview). Before your audition, please send a recording of a monologue lasting approximately 2 minutes.

Monologue details:
You can choose EITHER a stage monologue OR a screen monologue.

Stage monologue: A monologue lasting approximately 2 minutes from either a classical or a contemporary play. You should introduce yourself by name at the start of the recording followed by the name of the play and the character you are playing. Please dress in black with long hair tied back, minimal make-up, and no jewellery. Please record against a plain background and ensure that sound levels are adjusted so that your voice is clearly audible. You should make sure that you choose a play you know well so that your monologue is located within the context of the play.

Screen monologue: A 2-minute monologue from one of the extracts provided. You should introduce yourself by name at the start of the recording, followed by the name of the film and the character. Please dress in black with long hair tied back, minimal make-up and no jewellery. Please record against a plain background and ensure that sound levels are adjusted so that your voice is clearly audible. If you know the film from which your monologue is taken, please make sure that you are offering your own interpretation of the character.


Your monologue should be recorded online and submitted via a link to a platform such as Vimeo or YouTube to monologue@lsbu.ac.uk


If you are experiencing problems with this, please contact deacona4@lsbu.ac.uk please send your monologue no later than 2 working days before your audition.

Audition workshop details:
We would also like to invite you to a workshop audition at our LSBU Southwark campus. Please book onto your preferred audition date and time as soon as you can once you receive your invitation email.

Guidelines for Workshop Audition
Please arrive early and wait at the Student Life Centre reception on Borough Road. You should wear loose, comfortable clothing (no jeans) with no jewellery or make-up and with long hair tied back.  Please be prepared to work in socks or bare feet.

For those students living outside the UK, so you will be invited to an online interview with a member of the academic course team it is understood that attending the workshop audition may not be possible. You will still need to submit a recorded monologue. If you have any questions about the audition process at LSBU please email: deacona4@lsbu.ac.uk

BA Film and Television Practice

All Film and Television applicants will be invited to interview online with a member of the academic course team. The interview is a friendly 15-minute online chat with one of the course tutors who will assess your suitability, creativity, and commitment to the course. Please book onto your preferred interview date and time as soon as you can, so you can be sure of securing your place on the course.

Interview details:
We are looking for applicants with a passion for film / television who enjoy working in a team as well as independently. We want to find out why you want to study at LSBU, what areas or aspects of film and television interest you the most, what you enjoy watching, what you hope to achieve from the course and what your career ambitions are. You will also have the opportunity to ask us questions and find out if this is the right course for you.

Optional Portfolio:
We do not require a portfolio as part of the application. We are interested in a demonstratable passion for the subject and a willingness to develop your craft over previous practical experience. But we would love to see examples of any of your creative work if you would like to share them with us. This could be short films you have made, scripts or short stories you have written, music videos you have produced or photographs you have taken or any other artwork. This could be work made as part of your studies or work you have produced from your own interests. To submit your portfolio please provide a link to your work. This could be an online portfolio hosted on a site such as wix.com or files which should be under 10MB). Please send your portfolio no later than 2 working days before your interview to portfolio@lsbu.ac.uk

Please state the Course Title, your name, and your UCAS ID in that order in the subject line when emailing your portfolio.

If you don’t have work online, please don’t worry. The interview provides you with an opportunity to tell us why you are a suitable candidate to study Film and Television practice with us.

BA Fashion Communication

All Fashion applicants will be invited to an interview online with a member of the academic course team. If you have a creative portfolio, but this is not essential, please send it to us at least 2 days ahead of your interview date. Having a portfolio is not an entry requirement but may help when we explore how you demonstrate your creativity in the interview. If you decide to submit a portfolio, please use it to show your personality, individuality, and passion for fashion. You could include examples of your creative work showing your ability to work with different materials, themes, and techniques. You don’t need to include everything. Be selective and provide examples that show the breadth of your skills and how you research, experiment, and develop your ideas. Please remember to include labels and descriptions of work to guide us through your creative processes and thinking. 

You may wish to use a platform like wix.com or any platform of your choice.


Please send your portfolio or a link to your site to: portfolio@lsbu.ac.uk
Please state the Course Title, your name, and your UCAS ID in that order in the subject line when emailing your portfolio. Please send your portfolio no later than 2 working days before your interview

BA/BSc Game Design and Development

All Game Design applicants will be invited to interview online with a member of the academic course team. Please submit a portfolio at least 2 days before the interview demonstrating your game development works so far. If you do not have a portfolio, please prepare a short 5-minute pitch to deliver at interview. Please ensure that your pitch explains why you are right for the course and what kinds of things you have done that demonstrates your ability and aptitude for the course. Remember a pitch is all about convincing us why you are right for this course.

You may wish to use a platform like wix.com or any platform of your choice, and send the link to portfolio@lsbu.ac.uk

Please state the Course Title, your name, and your UCAS ID in that order in the subject line when emailing your portfolio. Please send your portfolio no later than 2 working days before your interview

BA Media Production

All Media Production students will be invited to interview online with a member of the academic course team. Before your interview date please submit a portfolio showing your creative work and demonstrating your readiness to study BA Media Production. This could be a portfolio of images and designs or a link to a creative video and other media.

If you are not able to send work through in advance, we would expect you to have some creative work to show at the interview so that we might discuss your interests and creative approach.

Please send your portfolio to: portfolio@lsbu.ac.uk


Please state the Course Title, your name, and your UCAS ID in that order in the subject line when emailing your portfolio. Please send your portfolio no later than 2 working days before your interview.

BA/BSc Music and Sound Design

All Music and Sound Design applicants will be invited to interview online with a member of the academic course team. At the interview you will be assessed on your aptitude, creativity, and readiness to study Music and Sound Design at an undergraduate level. Before your interview date please send up to three links to any of your productions, compositions, recordings, or sound design work. These should showcase your abilities but do not have to be perfect or finished and are an opportunity for the academic team to best understand your creative development so far.

Please send these to: portfolio@lsbu.ac.uk

Please state the Course Title, your name, and your UCAS ID in that order in the subject line when emailing your portfolio. Please send your portfolio no later than 2 working days before your interview

BA Photography and Imaging

All Photography applicants will be invited to interview online with a member of the academic course team. At least 2 days before your interview date please send a portfolio of images showcasing your creativity, technical ability, and intended direction. Please include a maximum of 20 images, presented either as a PDF or a link/URL to an online portfolio. You may wish to use a platform like wix.com or any platform of your choice.

You may include work in different media, for example, physical media, sound, or video if it demonstrates the development of your creative interests. If you are not able to send work through in advance, we will expect you to have some creative work to show at the interview so that we might discuss your interests and creative approach.

Please send your portfolio to: portfolio@lsbu.ac.uk
Please state the Course Title, your name, and your UCAS ID in that order in the subject line when emailing your portfolio. Please send your portfolio no later than 2 working days before your interview