Interviews and Auditions
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We can't wait to meet you and welcome you onto campus
Some of our degrees require an interview or an audition. These interviews and auditions give our staff a chance to meet you, as well as giving you the opportunity to explore our campuses and ask any questions you might have.
The way interviews and auditions run vary between courses – some require portfolios, workshops or just a plain question and answer session. Our Admissions team will send you an invitation to book your interview or audition and this will include information and instructions of how to book online as well as the dates available.
If you are an international applicant we will contact you to make special arrangements. These may involve asking you to send us some of your work and/or an online interview.
Some courses also require additional checks or documentary evidence. Please read through the following areas in case they apply to the course(s) you are interested in.
Everything you need to know about your interview or audition
- BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Top-up
- Foundation Degree in Early Years
The interview is designed to assess your suitability for early years. It is expected that most, but not all, applicants will have significant experience of working in an early years setting, most often gained through placement experience. We will discuss how the course is delivered and what it involves so that it is a two way process through which you can ask as many questions as we do!
- All music, musical theatre and cabaret degrees
We will be having face-to-face auditions with a remote option being in place for overseas applicants who are unable to visit us in person. All applicants will be collected from SIZ on the day of your audition, apart from those applying to Musical Theatre Performance, where the team will meet you at the Music Block.
Depending on what course you’ve applied for, you will need to perform a combination of singing/dancing/acting/instrument playing for the audition panel. Specific details on your kind of audition will be made available on ChiView once you’ve booked a date.
- BA (Hons) Screen Acting & Creative Technologies
The BA (Hons) Screen Acting & Creative Technologies programme is a unique and dynamic course which will provide applicants with the relevant contemporary tools to launch a career in the screen-based industries.
The audition process aims to find out the applicant’s suitability to study the course while introducing them to tutors, the department’s facilities and the University.
Audition invitations will be sent to applicants from mid-January 2022 onwards, and there will be a choice of attending our Bognor Regis campus or auditioning online.
- BA (Hons) Dance
- BA (Hons) Dance Performance
- BA (Hons) Dance Studies
- BA (Hons) Dance, Aerial and Physical Theatre
- BSc (Hons) / MSci Dance Science
We will be having face-to-face interviews with a remote option being in place for overseas and UK applicants who are unable to visit us in person. We are asking those selected for interview to provide us with an electronic portfolio submission through which we can assess your skills. Information on this and how to submit this will be emailed to you. The Dance courses at Chichester entail both practical and theoretical elements, which are essential for the development of articulate, well rounded, and intelligent dance professionals. We will be looking at your physical, creative, and academic potential.
When invited to interview, your first step is to book an interview date – you will be provided with details of how to do that. If you have booked for an online audition you will receive a Microsoft Teams invitation for you to have a group interview with a member of our audition team. Audition dates aren’t currently confirmed but we will be in touch once these have been finalised. A physical audition will cost £25 to book.
After your interview has taken place, you will have two weeks to submit a portfolio of recorded and written material – details of what is required will be provided.
- BA (Hons) Fine Art (General Fine Art: Keeping your options open)
- BA (Hons) Fine Art with Printmaking
- BA (Hons) Fine Art with Sculpture
- BA (Hons) Fine Art with Textiles
- BA (Hons) Painting and Drawing
In the Department of Fine Art, we try to make the experience of interviewing as pleasant as possible. We want you to be relaxed since this is when we are most likely to see the ‘real you’.
Before your interview, you will have a guided tour of the facilities at our ‘Creative Campus’ at Bognor Regis and meet current students and staff. We’ll also be offering you the opportunity to take part in a taster session while you’re waiting, so wear suitable clothing!
During the interview itself the focus will be a relaxed discussion about your portfolio and your art practice, so be prepared to talk about your:
- Interest in Fine Art
- Art practice and how it’s developed
- Artistic influences (Contemporary Artists & exhibitions)
Further guidance about what to expect, how to book your interview and how to prepare will be sent to you by email upon receipt of your UCAS application. Applicants who live far from the University will be given the opportunity to complete a remote interview if this is preferred.
- BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
You will be required to submit a filmed response to a scenario prior to your interview day. Details of this will be communicated to you via email. This task is used to assess your reasoning and critical thinking.
The interview day will be held at University of Chichester campus. You will attend a welcome presentation, meet with current students, and have a tour of the campus. You will participate in a series of mini-interviews used to assess non-cognitive qualities including cultural sensitivity, maturity, teamwork, empathy, reliability and communication skills. You will rotate through stations with interviews led by a combination of academic staff, practice partners, and service users.
All successful applicants will be required to complete a DBS check and Occupational Health Assessment prior to starting the course.
- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
More information on the interview process for our Physiotherapy degrees will be here soon.
- BA (Hons) Social Work
- BA (Hons) Social Work Degree Apprenticeship - Social Worker
- Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work
- MA Social Work
This year, our interview process will be a combination of on-site and remote interviews but we are encouraging applicants to attend on-site, if possible.
The interview is designed to assess your suitability for the social work profession. It is expected that most, but not all, students will have significant experience of a statutory care agency or voluntary/private organisation providing a social work or social care service.
In accordance with the regulations for the training of counsellors and social workers, all successful applicants are required to complete a health declaration and DBS check, before beginning their studies. Failure to complete a medical declaration and DBS check will result in withdrawal of the student’s place.
For all PGCE Primary and Secondary routes, interviews are being held in person. However, if circumstances do not allow you to interview in person then we can offer an online Teams interview (with the exception of PGCE Secondary Dance and Physical Education)
When invited to interview, you will be sent additional information which may include a task that they need to prepare for and an English and Maths Skills Audit.
- BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and Performance
- BA (Hons) Outdoor and Adventure Education
- BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching
- BA (Hons) Physical Education (Primary Years)
- BA (Hons) Physical Education (Secondary Years)
- BA (Hons) Physical Education (Secondary QTS)
- BA (Hons) Sport Development
- BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching
The interviews are designed to explore your practical suitability and personal drive to study the course. The interview will also start to build the personalised and individual relationship that the department has with all of its students.
- BA (Hons) Primary Teaching
- BA (Hons) Primary Teaching with Early Years
- BSc (Hons) Secondary Mathematics with QTS
The interview is designed to assess your suitability for the teaching profession, as well as academic ability. You will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of professional requirements and an awareness of current educational issues. Depending on the particular course or subject that you are applying for, there may also be some specific tasks that will need to completed during the interview. Information about these will be included in your interview guidance.
The day will consist of a Welcome talk with Head of BA (Hons) Primary Teaching, Glenn Stone, a written task (please bring a pen with you!) and then an interview with one of our tutors. You will be interviewed either in a pair or a group of three.
- BA (Hons) Acting
- BA (Hons) Drama, Theatre and Directing
- BA (Hons) Theatre
The audition process will consist of four parts and every candidate will complete all activities regardless of their degree choice to show the crossovers between our programmes.
You will meet and work with current members of staff and students on the day during movement classes, your speeches and workshops.
For your audition we ask that you prepare two contrasting speeches, one classical, and one from a modern published play. For your interview, we ask that you research a local OR national OR international cultural event and come prepared to discuss the event you have chosen.
Interview and audition FAQs to help you
If you have never logged in to ChiView before you need to create your account. Go to chiview.chi.ac.uk and then click ‘New User/ Forgotten Password’. You will need to input your applicant number (be careful, this is not your enquirer number or UCAS number), your surname, and your birth date in the format DD/MM/YYYY including the slashes. ChiView will then send you a temporary password. Please check your junk folder as this email often gets filtered into there.
Typically auditions and interviews run from December – March. Usually only two or three dates will be available to book on ChiView at a time, but as the first batch of dates close the page will refresh with new options. If you cannot see a date which suits you, the best course of action is usually to wait until the page refreshes. Dates are released two to three weeks in advance
You will receive an email either way. If you have been invited to attend an interview or audition your email will guide you to log on to your ChiView portal, find ‘My application’, and then click ‘Respond to interview invitation’. Here you will find the first batch of dates to choose from.
Once you have booked an audition or interview you will only then have access to the relevant documents. On your ChiView portal find ‘Events schedule’ and then click ‘View details’. Here you will be able to view, download, or print the documents which will tell you how to prepare and what to expect on the day.
Sometimes if you are viewing your ChiView portal on a phone, the dimensions might not allow you to see all elements. Please try again on another devise.
You may need to clear your browser history. Advice about how to do this can be found here: help.chi.ac.uk/clearing-your-browser-data-including-cache
If you are still unable to see the ‘View details’ button, please check that you have successfully booked your audition/interview by clicking ‘respond to interview invitation’.
If all else fails, you are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have your applicant number ready. The Admissions team will be able to check whether your audition/ interview is booked and email you relevant documents.
If you have booked an interview or audition and now you are unable to attend please visit your ChiView portal, find ‘Event schedule’, and then click ‘Cancel attendance’. You will need to inform the admissions team via email@example.com so that we can issue you a new invitation.
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