Bachelor

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)

  • CRICOS Code: 094861K
  • VTAC Code: 3800610071
  • International VTAC Code: 3800610073

Admission requirements

Admission criteria

This information will help you find the most useful and relevant admission and selection requirements based on your circumstances.

  • Completed secondary education recently (within the past two years)
    • Once the course application is submitted applicants must pay an additional administration fee and submit a supplementary application form.
    • All applicants must audition.
    • Applicants who satisfy the above requirements will be assessed to ensure they meet the minimum (academic) entry requirements of the University – completion of the VCE or a qualification deemed by the University to be equivalent and meeting the University’s English language requirement.
    • Once these academic requirements have been satisfied applicants are ranked according to the audition.

    Important Note: Applicants who wish to apply for both the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting), and the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre), must submit a separate application for each course. You will also be required to attend separate auditions. Successful applicants will not be able to transfer between courses.

  • Completed some or all of a higher education qualification
    • Once the course application is submitted applicants must pay an additional administration fee and submit a supplementary application form.
    • All applicants must audition.
    • Applicants who satisfy the above requirements will be assessed to ensure they meet the minimum (academic) entry requirements of the University – completion of the VCE or a qualification deemed by the University to be equivalent and meeting the University’s English language requirement.
    • Once these academic requirements have been satisfied applicants are ranked according to the audition.

    Important Note: Applicants who wish to apply for both the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting), and the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre), must submit a separate application for each course. You will also be required to attend separate auditions. Successful applicants will not be able to transfer between courses.

  • Completed some or all of a VET qualification
    • Once the course application is submitted applicants must pay an additional administration fee and submit a supplementary application form.
    • All applicants must audition.
    • Applicants who satisfy the above requirements will be assessed to ensure they meet the minimum (academic) entry requirements of the University – completion of the VCE or a qualification deemed by the University to be equivalent and meeting the University’s English language requirement.
    • Once these academic requirements have been satisfied applicants are ranked according to the audition.

    Important Note: Applicants who wish to apply for both the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting), and the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre), must submit a separate application for each course. You will also be required to attend separate auditions. Successful applicants will not be able to transfer between courses.

  • Applicants with work and/or life experience
    • Once the course application is submitted applicants must pay an additional administration fee and submit a supplementary application form.
    • All applicants must audition.
    • Applicants who satisfy the above requirements will be assessed to ensure they meet the minimum (academic) entry requirements of the University – completion of the VCE or a qualification deemed by the University to be equivalent and meeting the University’s English language requirement.
    • Once these academic requirements have been satisfied applicants are ranked according to the audition.

    Important Note: Applicants who wish to apply for both the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting), and the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre), must submit a separate application for each course. You will also be required to attend separate auditions. Successful applicants will not be able to transfer between courses.

Additional information

  • Advanced standing
  • Advanced standing (sometimes known as credit or recognition of prior learning) may be awarded based on prior study. Advanced standing is not awarded for work experience in undergraduate degrees.

    How to apply for Advanced Standing

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • We are committed to improving participation in higher education by Indigenous students. If you tell us you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (through the VTAC course application and/or the VTAC SEAS application), your status will be verified by Murrup Barak, the Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.

    Once verified, an assessment will be made to determine whether you are likely to succeed in the course you apply for. The usual entry requirements and entry standards for the course will not necessarily apply. However, they will be considered as part of the assessment of whether you are ‘likely to succeed’. When determining your ‘likelihood to succeed’, the additional support available through Murrup Barak and the Wilin Centre will be taken into consideration.

    For some applicants, an Indigenous selection guarantee may apply. Indigenous applicants regularly receive offers when their ATAR (or notional ATAR) is significantly below the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made and the minimum ATAR for a course

  • Student profile of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)
  • The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) students at the University of Melbourne. It provides data on students who commenced undergraduate study and were enrolled after the census date in Semester 1, 2020.

    Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students
    Higher education study (domestic)735.0%
    Vocational education and training (VET) study (domestic)< 5N/P
    Work and life experience (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other categories) (domestic)< 5N/P
    Recent secondary education - admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity) (domestic)N/AN/A
    Recent secondary education - admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (eg, audition, interview) (domestic)N/AN/A
    Recent secondary education - admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (eg, portfolio, audition, entrance test etc) (domestic)735.0%
    Recent secondary education - overseas secondary qualification (not including the International Baccalaureate Diploma) (domestic)00.0%
    International students< 5N/P
    All students20100.0%

    <5 - the number of students is less than 5.
    N/A - students not accepted in this category.
    N/P - not published, the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.