Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)
2021 Start Year Intake – audition dates and locations will be advertised mid-year 2020.
Each 10-minute audition consists of an individual song and monologue performance as well as a 75-minute group dance assessment. You must prepare two songs and two monologues for your audition. In your initial audition, it is likely you will only be asked to perform one of each; it is strongly advised for you to choose your best piece.
- You must prepare two songs in the Music Theatre genre.
- Initial auditions will likely require the performance of one song, however please be prepared to perform your second song.
- During call-backs, applicants will be asked to sing their second song. You might also be directed through singing exercises or asked to sing your first song again.
- Please also prepare a 90-second cut of each song.
- Accompanists will be provided but you must bring your own sheet music. Please note you must use our accompanist and may not bring your own.
- Please read the following guidelines for preparing sheet music and your 90-second cut. Take careful note as poor preparation of sheet music will make it difficult for the accompanist to best support your song. View Song and Sheet Music Guidelines.
- You must prepare two monologues, one Shakespearean and one Contemporary. Please read the following guidelines to assist you in your choice of monologue. View Monologue Guidelines.
- Initial auditions will likely require the performance of one monologue, however please be prepared to perform your second monologue.
- During call-backs, applicants will be asked to perform their second monologue. We may workshop either of your monologues with you on the floor.
- 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.
You will take part in a 75-minute jazz dance call which will also include a tap ability assessment. The dance assessment may be scheduled on the day of your individual audition or on another day during the specified dates above, more details will be provided with your audition notification.
- Call-backs may be scheduled on the day of your audition or on another day during the specified dates above, more details will be provided with your audition notification.
- During call-backs applicants will be asked to perform a second monologue and second song. You may also be asked to sing your first song again and workshop your first monologue.
- Call back applicants will need to complete the General Medical History Form. We would like to ensure duty of care should you be successful. More details will be provided with your call-back notification.
Acting and singing audition guidelines
- You must use your own accent in the monologue
- No props and costume pieces.
Can't attend the audition?
Domestic applicants residing in Australia must attend a live audition in one of our audition cities.
While we strongly recommend all applicants attend a live audition, applicants who reside overseas may submit a recorded audition. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a call back in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Melbourne. If you are unable to attend your call back, you may be contacted for a telephone interview.
Your recorded audition must contain the following:
- A short introduction explaining your reason for wanting to undertake the course.
- Performance of songs in accordance with the guidelines stated for a live audition.
- Performance of two monologues in accordance with the guidelines stated for a live audition.
- A one to two minute video demonstrating your dance ability. It can be a technical demonstration of dance vocabulary, a short piece of choreography, or a combination of both. Please include jazz and/or ballet pirouettes, jumps, and leg extensions if applicable. A video of you doing tap should only be used if that is the only genre of dance you are proficient in. You may, however, add a tap segment at the end if you are proficient in either jazz and/or ballet.
Applicants are required to submit a General Medical History Form along with their recorded audition.
Submit your recorded audition via upload to the Supplementary Application Form in SlideRoom.
Music theatre audition workshops
You are welcome to attend our Music Theatre Audition Workshop – the perfect workshop to prepare for auditions of any music theatre tertiary training courses. We cover all elements of music theatre and equip you with audition tools and general information to build your confidence and develop your preparation process.
The 2019 Music Theatre Audition Workshop was held on Sunday 25 August 2019.
If you would like to transfer to another Faculty of Fine Arts and Music course, you need to re-apply and ensure you meet that course’s entry requirements in order to be selected.
You can find these requirements on every course page.