Interview information

MA Art Therapy Interview Information

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

What happens on the day

The selection process will last for most of the day and will include:

Please bring with your portfolio with you

Your portfolio should demonstrate your current artwork created in the past year and offer 10 completed images and one sketchbook. The work needs to be your own personal work, i.e. not client work or work produced through the facilitation of others and, where possible, actual images need to be brought. If this is not possible then photographs will be accepted.

Interview location

Your interview will take place at Britannia Mill, Derby Campus.

University of Derby
Britannia Mill
Mackworth Road
Derby
DE22 3BL

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

Maps and Directions

Important note regarding parking when visiting our Britannia Mill site: If you are coming by car you will not be able to park at the Britannia Mill site. 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 Britannia Mill site is approximately a 20-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 Britannia Mill 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 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.