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.

Audition dates

2021 Start Year Intake

Whilst we would love to see you in person, all applicants are required to submit a video recorded audition this year.

Video recorded auditions are to be uploaded via the supplementary application form by Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, callback auditions for shortlisted applicants will be also be held online.

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.

Monologue Guidelines

  • You must upload your performance of two monologues. This can include Shakespeare, however it is not a requirement. Please read the Monologue Guidelines to assist you in your choice of monologue.
  • 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 back lighting. 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 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.
  • Please also see Recorded Audition Tips for further camera set-up and filming advice.

Callback audition: Dance Assessment and Workshop/Audition

Shortlisted applicants from the recorded audition submissions (due 30 September) will be invited to:

  • submit a video recorded dance audition

and

  • attend a 3 hour workshop/audition online.

Monday 19 October: 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 no later than Friday 23 October. 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 auditions.

The workshop/audition component of the callback audition will be held online between Monday 2 November and Friday 13 November.

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.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete the General Medical History Form, as the Faculty would like to ensure duty of care, should you be successful.