Master of Theatre (Directing)

    • CRICOS Code: 085432F

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    This course has an interview requirement


    2020 Start Year Intake (Main Assessment Round for Domestic and International Applicants)
    Applications open: 30 June 2019
    Applications close: 11.59pm, 31 October 2019 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time UTC+11)

    How do I apply?

    There are three components to each application. Applicants must complete components 1 and 2 by the application closing date:

    1. 1. Application

      A direct application via the University's application portal.

    2. SlideRoom

      Upload a CV, provide an artistic statement (1000 words maximum), provide 3 referees and upload a scene selection for your interview on SlideRoom.

    3. Interview and Scene Workshop

      After the application closing date, short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview and a scene workshop as the final component of their application. For more information, please see Auditions and interviews section.

    Interview and scene workshop

    Only short-listed applicants will be invited to interview and workshop. Interview and Scene Workshop information sheet will be available after the application close date. Click on the Auditions and interviews section for more information.


    You will be asked to pay a non-refundable supplementary application fee via SlideRoom (payable in US dollars).

    Can't attend the interview?

    Applicants are strongly recommended to attend their interview in person as we learn most about you by seeing your practice. Please indicate your availability in the SlideRoom component of your application.

    Applicants who are unable to attend a live interview in Melbourne will be required to upload a video performance of a devised piece of work to SlideRoom following the instructions outlined above. If short-listed, you will be invited to attend a 30-minute online/phone interview to discuss the work presented in the video.


    Access Melbourne is the University of Melbourne's special entry and access scheme for domestic students.

    It can help you gain a place in a degree even if your WAM (weighted average mark) is below the selection rank normally needed for an offer, however you still need to meet course prerequisites. You may be also eligible for guaranteed entry and there are Access Scholarships available also.

    You can apply using one or more of these categories:

    • Disadvantaged financial background
    • From a rural or isolated area
    • Under-represented school
    • Difficult circumstances
    • Disability or medical condition
    • Non-English speaking background
    • Recognition as an Indigenous Australian
    • Mature-age consideration (Non-School leaver entry pathway)

    Wondering if you are eligible for any of these categories? Each category has its own criteria, so before applying, check to see if you are eligible as well as instructions on how to apply via the Graduate Access Melbourne page.

    Before you apply

    1. Check the entry requirements and make sure you’re eligible.
    2. If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, you may like to contact our Faculty’s Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development before proceeding. They can assist you with your application and provide you with additional information about your study options.
    3. Complete a direct application via the University's application portal using course code MC-THTRDIR
    4. Upload your CV, artistic statement, provide 3 referee and upload your scene selection via SlideRoom
    5. If shortlisted, attend an interview and scene workshop
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