Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)

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

How to apply

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This course has an audition requirement


Important Note: Applicants who wish to apply for both the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) and the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) 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.

Applying for Semester 1 intake (February)

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


All domestic students apply for this course through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Applications close 5.00pm on 27 September 2018.

If you are a domestic student studying your final year of secondary school outside Australia, you still apply through VTAC and you must submit your final results, as soon as they are available, to VTAC. You can submit your application to VTAC before you get your final results.

If you are applying to commence in second-year or later, you still need to apply through VTAC.

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.


Once your course application is submitted through VTAC, you will be directed to complete and submit the Supplementary Application Form via SlideRoom and pay an additional administration fee. In addition to the VTAC application fee you will also need to pay an additional administration fee of $US55 (payable via SlideRoom). Information will be provided in your VTAC application. You need to do this before the VTAC application closing date.

Step 3 after the application closing date

After the application closing date you are required to audition as the third component of the application process. Domestic students must attend an audition in person at one of our audition venues. Students who are overseas may submit a recorded audition. For more information on the Audition requirements see Entry Requirements

Special Entry Access Scheme (Access Melbourne)

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 ATAR is below the selection rank normally needed for an offer, however you still need to meet course prerequisites.

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.

Applications for Access Melbourne and Access Scholarships are made when you apply through VTAC using the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application form on the VTAC website.

See details on Access Melbourne

Your offer and enrolment

Application outcomes will be issued in December 2018. You will receive an official offer email from the University of Melbourne explaining how to accept your offer and what you need to do to enrol.

Further information about applications and auditions

Before you apply

  1. Check the entry requirements to make sure you’re eligible
  2. Apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  3. See if you are eligible for Access Melbourne and submit an application via the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) on the VTAC website
  4. Complete and submit the Supplementary Application form and pay the administration fee
  5. Prepare and submit your recorded audition (if required)
  6. Application outcomes will be issued in December 2018
  7. Accept your offer to the University of Melbourne and complete your enrolment
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