Portfolio interview information

The University is not conducting any face to face interviews at present. Alternative arrangements, where applicable, are currently being decided by the individual programme teams. Please do not attend the University campuses for an interview.

If you have been invited to an interview, you will shortly receive an email with the next steps.

MA Applied Theatre and Education interview information

Your interview experience is an exciting opportunity for you to demonstrate your passion for the course you are applying for.

Please come prepared to talk about your practice in relation to:

Interview location

Your interview will take place at Derby Theatre.

The address is:

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
St Peter’s Quarter

Derby Theatre is very easy to find, located within intu Derby Shopping Centre, opposite the Eagle Market.  

On arrival, please report to the Foyer where you will be met by a course representative.


Car parking is safe, secure and all under one roof. The most convenient car park is intu Derby Basement car park accessed from Traffic Street. The postcode for the car park is: DE22 2PL.

If you are arriving by train there are taxis outside station. There are also buses available that go to Derby Bus Station, which is a 5-minute walk from Derby Theatre.

Derby Theatre is a 10-minute walk from the train station, follow the signs to intu Derby.

When attending your interview, please allow plenty of time for travelling and parking as the roads around Derby can be busy.

Please note:

If you are bringing someone with you they will not be able to stay with you during the selection process, however they can visit the intu Shopping Centre.

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.

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?

Depending on the course, you may have the opportunity to visit halls on the day of your interview. If this has been arranged, you will be given more details on your arrival. If you attend a University of Derby Open Day you will have the opportunity to visit halls and see the different types of accommodation on offer. If you are made an offer to study with us we also offer visits to halls as part of our Applicant Day experience.

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.