Congratulations! You have been invited for an interview to study with us. Now you are probably wondering what next? Here are some useful tips to help you feel confident and prepared…
1. Be ready to talk about your passion for film and television
We love film and we can’t wait to hear how much you do too. Tell us about your favourite films, what you’ve been doing at college to prepare you for further study in filmmaking and what your future aspirations are in the film and television industry.
2. Be on time
Punctuation is important, both in and out of the workplace. Be sure to check your journey route and give yourself time to park or walk from the train station. If you think you’ll be late, make sure you call us so we can let your interviewer know.
3. Do your research
We recommend you have a look at the Brighton Film School website and read about the course you’re applying for. Read up on what you’ll be studying and watch the films students have produced, including shorts, music videos and documentaries – you might be tested. Also, refresh your memory on what your favourite films are and why you like them. Try and find some behind-the-scenes footage to discover how the film was made.
4. Be prepared to show your work
We don’t expect every applicant to have a completed showreel, we’re more interested in your potential and understanding and your work in progress. However, please do bring along any portfolio pieces you can show us, such as a memory stick with movie files on, links to your YouTube/Vimeo channel, screenwriting examples, production folders, photography work, coursework or experimental pieces you have produced in your own time.
5. Refresh yourself on what you have learnt
Tell us about your filmmaking journey so far. When did you first discover your passion for the film craft? What have you been studying at college? How has it helped to further your knowledge and experience of film production?
6. Don’t panic
Interviews can be daunting, we understand, as we’re human too! The main purpose of these interviews is to find your strengths. We just want to meet you and get to know you as a future filmmaker. Also, coming to Brighton Film School for an interview will give you the unique opportunity to see our facilities and equipment being used by our current students.