MDes Animation Interview Information
Your interview experience is an exciting opportunity for you to demonstrate your passion for the course you are applying for.
What to expect on the day
Your interview experience is an exciting opportunity to show teaching staff your passion for the subject and you will have time to ask the questions that are important to your study.
Can you answer these questions:
- Why do you want to study this subject at university?
- Why have you applied to Derby?
- What do you want to do in the future?
- Who or what has inspired you?
- Be prepared to give examples/talk about productions/shows/performances you’ve been involved in.
Interviews for this course take place at Markeaton Street, Derby Campus.
The address is:
University of Derby
On arrival, please report to the Main Reception, where you will be met by a course representative.
Important note regarding parking when visiting our Markeaton Street site: There is limited car parking available around the Markeaton Street site and no parking available on site, except for disabled access. You may however be able to use the Pay and Display car park (car park 1) at our Kedleston Road site. The parking charges are around £5 for the day and the machine takes cash (exact change) or debit card payments. The Markeaton Street site is approximately a 15-minute walk from the car park, or there are regular free shuttle buses (bus number 4 from our Kedleston Road site). Please allow at least 30 minutes to get from Kedleston Road to the Markeaton Street site.
If you are arriving by train there are taxis outside the station and the Unibus stops outside the station at regular intervals. Travelling to Derby by bus
When attending your interview, please allow plenty of time for travelling and parking as the roads around the University can be very busy.
Any special requirements?
Please let us know of any special requirements you may have, particularly if you have any disability or special needs, to help us to assist you in the interview process, eg any access or communication issues.
Please note: If you are bringing someone with you they will not be able to stay with you during the selection process, however they are welcome to stay on-site and make use of our wide range of food and drink outlets.
Is the Interview Day compulsory?
Yes. You will need to attend the interview before we can make you an offer on the programme.
What happens if I am running late on the day?
We know that delays are sometimes unavoidable so if you are running late on the day, please contact us as soon as you are able to and let us know your estimated arrival time. If necessary, we can tell you any alternate arrangements for your interview. In some instances, if you expect to be significantly late, we may suggest you book for a different date.
Can I visit the halls/campus?
We have a range of halls within a short walk from our all our sites. They offer safe, good value accommodation and are a great place to make new friends. An information brochure will be given to you in your Welcome Pack when you arrive for your interview.
Tours are available on the following dates but must be booked in advance by contacting: email@example.com or by calling 01332 594111.
The Student Housing Centre is open: Monday to Thursday: 9am - 5pm and Friday: 9am - 4.30pm and is based at 126 Nuns Street, Derby, DE1 3LQ (located at Nunnery Court) if you wish to pop in.
If you attend an Open Day you will also have the opportunity to visit halls and see the different types of accommodation on offer.
- Monday 8 January – St Christopher’s Court
- Wednesday 10 January – Nunnery Court
- Wednesday 17 January – Cathedral Court
- Monday 22 January – St Christopher’s Court
- Wednesday 24 January – Princess Alice Court
- Monday 12 February – Sir Peter Hilton Court
- Monday 19 February – Peak Court
- Wednesday 21 February – St Christopher’s Court
- Monday 26 February – Nunnery Court
- Wednesday 28 February – Cathedral Court
- Wednesday 7 March – Sir Peter Hilton Court
- Monday 12 March – Princess Alice Court
- Wednesday 14 March – St Christopher’s Court
You can also take a 'virtual tour' of our campus and one of our hall of residence.
Should you have any questions, or if you require special provision to be made for any aspects of the day, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone: 01332 591167 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.