Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)
Important! Please make sure you have read the How to Apply information for this course prior to reading the audition requirements below.
2022 Start Year Intake
Audition dates and requirements for the 2022 start year intake are yet to be determined.
The below application requirements describe the 2021 start year intake process during the COVID-19 restrictions.
Recorded Audition Requirements
Please read the below carefully.
Song and Sheet Music Guidelines
- You must upload your performance of two songs, at least one in the Music Theatre genre.
- Please be advised for 2020 auditions all songs can be complete (i.e no audition cuts necessary).
- The sourcing of all backing tracks is the responsibility of the applicant.
- For 2020 auditions sheet music is not required to be submitted.
- You must upload your performance of two monologues. This can include Shakespeare, however, it is not a requirement.
- Where possible, you should read the entire play from which your piece has been chosen in order to place the speech in context. You are strongly advised to select from plays rather than film or television scripts. Pieces must be a minimum of 1.5 minutes in length but no longer than 2 minutes.
Recording your Audition
- It is not an expectation that you access or purchase additional recording equipment beyond a basic smartphone, iPad or laptop/desktop device. For smartphones, many recent models already have very good microphones built-in.
- The most important thing is that we can see and hear you. Make sure that you are well lit: do not use backlighting. Please test the quality of light and sound before recording your pieces.
- Set your camera up so that the panel sees your entire body. Do not use close-ups or mid-shots.
- Move as needed and face the direction that best supports the intentions of your work but keep your body within shot at all times.
- Please remember that this is a video submission for a theatre and performance course so bring your full self, full voice and entire body to the performance task even though you are performing in front of a camera.
- Monologues: You must announce the name of the character and the name of the play before performing. Perform your monologues and song predominantly toward the camera, but you don't have to stand on the spot.
Callback audition: Dance Assessment and Workshop/Audition
Shortlisted applicants from the recorded audition submissions will be invited to:
- submit a video recorded dance audition
- attend a 3-hour workshop/audition online.
Shortlisted applicants will receive an email with instructions and a dance routine video. Applicants need to learn and record themselves performing the routine and upload via the supplementary form. This component of the audition will focus on a jazz dance assessment.
Shortlisted applicants will be also emailed a link to self-book their callback audition time.
During the workshop/audition, applicants might be asked to:
- Sing either or both their songs.
- Perform either or both of their monologues.
- Perform any and all of their chosen pieces at the discretion of the panel.
More details will be provided with the callback audition notification.