Hi - I can only speak about Goldsmiths where i am currently, but I have had two interviews for the Drama department (got in last year but had to withdraw at the last minute because of personal circumstances. They wouldn't defer my place so had to reapply for 12/13 and go through the whole process again, very irritating!). So, there is no pre-interview. Your application form, personal statement and especially your reference, is the key to getting an interview. They will only consider you if you can demonstrate real experience in a secondary environment as well as a good relevant degree. If you haven't got that yet I would recommend you volunteer in a secondary drama department for at least a few weeks. Get your application in as soon as possible, there are very few places (12 this year, but only 10 last) and interviews will be starting quite soon. The interview is very likely to take most of a day. It takes place in a secondary school and you will be in a group. It includes, warm up games, practical tasks, conceiving a scheme of work, writing a response to a piece of theatre and how you might use it with a class or exam group, observing a real class and then contributing, and observing another candidate as they interact with the class and providing feedback. You then have a bit of a one to one with the tutor which may include questions about your practice, behaviour management, hypothetical situations, use of ICT etc. Hope this helps and good luck. !