Interviews and Auditions

Once you have applied for a course in the School of Arts you will be invited to attend an interview or audition. This is your chance to show us your interests and ambitions but also for you to ask questions about the University of Derby and to see if we are right for you. You're welcome to bring a guest, and refreshments will be available.

Students applying to the School of Arts come to us with a wide range of skills and experiences which are relevant to an exciting career in the creative industries. So here at Derby, we don’t judge applications just on predicted grades. We are keen to find out about their aspirations, creative talents and interests so we invite applicants to an interview where we can discuss their application and tailor our offer specifically to them and their skills.

We offer interviews for courses within the School of Arts apart from Joint Honours courses where we offer places based on UCAS applications.

What to expect on the day

Once you have completed and sent off your UCAS form we will review your application then invite you to interview. You are welcome to bring a guest, and refreshments will be available on the day. The majority of interviews will last around 20-30 minutes.

Your interview experience is an exciting opportunity to show teaching staff your passion for the subject.  So come prepared. We will be asking you questions about your experience, interests and passion for the subject. We are looking for students who really enjoy their chosen subject and can display some talent for the subject.

The Fashion Show showcasing University of Derby BA (Hons) Fashion Studies degree show held at the Derby Theatre as part of The Big Show.

Travel Information

Getting to the University of Derby

Parking - The postcode is DE22 1GB

You will need to park in the Pay and Display car park at our Kedleston Road site. Unfortunately, there is no car parking available at the Markeaton Street Site except for disabled access.   

From here it is a short bus journey to . The Number 4, Markeaton Shuttle bus, provides a free, regular service from Kedleston Road to Markeaton Street and Britannia Mill. It runs from the bus stop outside the main door of Kedleston Road building starting at 8:05am and takes just 10 minutes. For more information see . Please allow at least thirty minutes to get from the Kedleston Road site to the Markeaton Street site. Any problems please contact the reception desk inside the main entrance at Kedleston Road. 

Getting to Déda

Chapel Street, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3GU

By car - The Chapel Street car park is well situated right across the road from Déda. Blue Badge holders can park for up to 3 hours for free.