Auditions and interviews
Requirements for an audition or interview
There are specific audition or interview requirements relevant for each degree. Check the 'Entry requirements' for your degree to find out how to prepare and what to bring. If you don't have an ATAR, you may be able to gain entry to these degrees by successfully undertaking the audition/interview.
- Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing (Music)
- Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing (Theatre)
- Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing (Visual Art)
- Bachelor of Music (Music Communication)
- Bachelor of Music (Music Practice)
- Bachelor of Theatre (Acting)
- Bachelor of Theatre (Theatre Making)
- Bachelor of Visual Art (Curation, Innovation and Visual Art)
- Bachelor of Visual Art (Visual Art Studio Practice)
Applicants for the following degrees will need to attend an interview if ATAR requirements are not able to be met. Check the 'Entry requirements' for your degree to find out how to prepare and what to bring.
- Bachelor of Design and Interactive Technologies (Apps & Interactive Systems Development)
- Bachelor of Design and Interactive Technologies (Digital Media)
- Bachelor of Film and Screen Production (Film Production)
- Bachelor of Film and Screen Production (Screen Production)
- Bachelor of Television and Radio Production (Radio Production)
- Bachelor of Television and Radio Production (Television Production)
There is no fee for auditions or interviews.
It's all about YOU
Be prepared to talk about yourself and the music you're interested in. What other arts are you interested it?
Show and tell
Get ready to discuss the music/songs you are going to perform at the audition. Why did you choose these and why do you like them?
Stand out from the crowd
Don't be afraid to include original music in your audition. Are you a songwriter or composer?
Practice, practice, practice
Perform in front of your friends, family and the mirror so you are comfortable and confident on the day.
Make sure your instrument is tuned and you are properly warmed up beforehand. Bring back-ups too: reeds, strings, cleaning materials, etc.
Remember, the audition panel want you to succeed, and you are auditioning them too, so prepare some questions to ask.
Keep these things in mind and you will be ready to rock your audition! If you have any questions prior to your audition, please contact us.
Practice makes perfect
You’ll do your best if you prepare and practice your audition piece: don’t just practice in your bedroom, perform all over the house! Make sure you show others and are comfortable with having an audience.
Be true to yourself
Choose monologues that YOU can relate to: aim for something contemporary and Australian that matches your age. Don’t worry about using an accent; we want to hear you and your voice.
Do your research
Try and read the play beforehand to understand the context of your monologue.
It’s all in the eyes
Engage with the audition panel and use eye contact when you’re performing. They want to see your confidence and focus!
You will have the opportunity to ask questions at your interview so prepare some beforehand and bring them with you.
It’s time to shine
Arrive to the audition with an open mind and get ready to show off your skills. Don’t take suggestions and direction from the panel negatively, use them as an opportunity to show the diversity of your skills and take feedback on board.
Comfy is the new black
Wear comfortable black clothes that cover your body. Also, remember to wear comfy shoes that you can work on the floor with.
There’s no ‘I’ in team
Be prepared to work with others in a workshop – the panel will want to see how you focus on the task, how well you respond to others and communicate your ideas.
5 years from now…
Be prepared to talk about what you want to do with your art in the future – where do you see yourself?
Stand out from the crowd
Talk about the type of art/arts you are interested in? What else do you like: Music? Bands? Theatre? Knitting? Films? Cats? Footy?
Show and tell
Bring your recent work in a portfolio (within the last 3 years). If any pieces are too big, take good, clear photos of the work and bring these with you.
Prepare some questions to ask the panel and really engage in the interview!
Paint the full picture
You don’t need to limit your work to art created for school assessment – bring a variety of pieces to show off the extent of your talent!
Take us on a journey
In the interview, lay your pieces out chronologically so the panel can see how your ideas have developed.
Out and about
Get ready to discuss your experience and what exhibitions you’ve attended or been in.
Share your knowledge
Bring along examples of any content you have written about art: assignments, catalogue essays, reflections, journals/diaries, etc.
Take some time to get ready and you will be set! If you have any questions prior to your interview, please contact us.