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Auditions and interviews

If you are looking to study creative arts at UniSQ you will need to attend an audition and / or interview in addition to your QTAC or direct entry application.

Once you have submitted your application for your creative arts degree, you'll be required to register for an audition or interview.

Please have your application number handy to complete your registration.

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. 

Applicants for the following degree will need to attend an interview if ATAR requirements are not able to be met:

There is no fee for auditions or interviews.

Audition tips

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.

Tune up

Make sure your instrument is tuned and you are properly warmed up beforehand. Bring back-ups too: reeds, strings, cleaning materials, etc.

Ask away

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!

Ask away

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.

Don’t hold back and give it your all - you’ve got this! If you have any questions prior to your audition, please contact us.

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.

Ask away

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.