Interview information

We look forward to meeting you for your interview for MDes/MA Design.

What happens on the day

At your interview, MA staff will ask you questions about your prior experience, your reasons for wanting to study MA Design, your aims for the future. This is to ensure that the programme is a good ‘fit’ for your skills and your aspirations. You will be invited to talk through your portfolio. This will be done by screensharing through Microsoft Teams, so the staff can see your work and have a conversation about it. 

Any special requirements?

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments, 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.

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?

Come onto a campus tour and get a real feel for life here. You will have an opportunity to look around, see our facilities and chat to current students and staff. If you are unable to visit the university in person, you can chat online to our students, visit derby.ac.uk/unibuddy. To book your campus tour or to find out more visit: derby.ac.uk/campustours.

You can also take a Virtual Tour of our campuses and halls of residence.

And finally…

Should you have any questions, or if you require any reasonable adjustments to attend the interview, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone: +44 (0)1332 591167 or email: myinterview@derby.ac.uk.