Bachelor of Fine Arts (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

2023 Start Year Intake

The audition dates and requirements for the 2023 start year intake will be announced shortly.

Please note, that 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 audition for both courses.

Successful applicants will not be able to transfer between courses.

Audition requirements

Applicants must submit a recorded audition via the supplementary application.

Applicants must prepare two memorised contrasting monologues and a self-devised piece with each piece being approximately 2- 3 minutes in length.

Additionally, applicants must prepare 16 bars of any song to be sung a Capella.

The monologues, self-devised piece, and song must be recorded in one take without edits.

Please consult the Theatre Audition Monologue Booklet for detailed audition guidelines.

Please also see Recorded Audition Tips for helpful advice on how to film your monologues.

Callback Audition

Shortlisted applicants from the recorded audition submissions will be invited to attend an online callback audition via Zoom Web Conferencing.

Unfortunately due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions there will be no live auditions at the Southbank campus this year.

Further information will be given to each candidate invited to a callback.

How will I be assessed?

Your audition will be assessed against the following criteria by the selection panel on your ability to:

  • make sense of the text within the context of the play
  • make emotional and imaginative connection within the text
  • demonstrate performative and compositional ability in your devised work.

In the callback audition, shortlisted applicants will be assessed on their ability to:

  • demonstrate vocal ability, and potential for development
  • interpret a song imaginatively or emotionally
  • demonstrate physical ability, and potential for development
  • listen and respond to direction imaginatively
  • demonstrate a capacity for collaboration and collaborative practice in performance making
  • work with flexibility and openness.