Top tips for your Media, Culture and Journalism interview

USW's Cardiff Campus will be home to Film & TV School Wales

If you have applied for our Media, Culture and Journalism degree in Cardiff, you will be asked to take part in a one-to-one interview before we can fully consider your application or make you an offer.
While it may seem like a scary process, the interview allows you to demonstrate your interest in the course and your knowledge of the subject, as well as allowing you to meet the staff who teach on our degree.

Before the interview, or when you arrive, you will be asked to read a short piece of work on a key topic or theme within Media, Culture or Journalism. Part of your interview will involve discussion about your understanding of, and responses to, this written piece. Do not worry – this is not a test! It is a chance for us to see how you respond to academic ideas and debates, and how you engage in discussion.

Top tips for your Interview with us:

  • Be professional. Think about what you wear, how you present yourself and how you speak.
  • Be prepared. Make sure you read over all the information you are sent, and if you are sent a piece of writing to read in advance, make sure you are familiar with it. If you receive this when you arrive, give yourself time to look over it, and make notes if this makes you feel more comfortable.
  • Relax. Whilst interviews can be daunting, this is the opportunity to get to know the staff on the degree and to ask any questions about the course that you may want to know the answers to.
  • Be prepared to discuss. This is a key skill that students develop so be prepared to offer your thoughts and to engage with the person who is interviewing you.

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