Faculty of Education and Arts

Audition requirements

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Acting

Step 1

Choose and download TWO monologues; one classical and one contemporary, from the lists provided on our Monologues website.

Step 2

The monologue must be memorised for the audition. Please ensure you learn the monologues properly.

  • There will be no prompting at the audition.
  • Accents, costumes or props are not required.
  • We recommend that you read the play your monologue has been selected from. This will help in your detailed preparation of the piece. Publication details are included as part of the monologue.

You may also be asked to stay for a short interview after your audition.

If you are auditioning for both acting for stage and screen and music theatre:

You need to prepare 2 contrasting songs as described in the audition requirements for music theatre. You will also be required to prepare 2 monologues i.e. a classical monologue and a contemporary monologue from the supplied list. You will be auditioned for both programs at the same allocated time. These auditions are normally conducted on an individual basis.

Audition dress code

Acting audition – neat casual attire, no belts or jewellery, well groomed.
Music theatre audition – neat casual attire, well groomed.
Call-backs – Dancewear or loose comfortable clothing suitable for dance or movement, trainers or jazz shoes. No jeans, belts or jewellery

On the day

If you are ill, unable to attend, or late for your audition, please call Jo De Vries on +61 3 5327 8606 and leave a message. In the event that you need to reschedule, include this as part of your message.

Music Theatre

Step 1

Prepare ONE monologue from either the contemporary or classical from the lists provided on our Monologues website.

Step 2

The monologue must be memorised for the audition. Please ensure you learn the monologues properly.

  • There will be no prompting at the audition.
  • Accents, costumes or props are not required.
  • We recommend that you read the play your monologue has been selected from. This will help in your detailed preparation of the piece. Publication details are included as part of the monologue.

Audition songs

Two songs from musicals that contrast in mood and/or styles (such as ballad and up-tempo). One of the songs should have been written before 1960 and the other must be from contemporary music theatre.

Both songs must be memorised and performed with piano accompaniment. An Accompanist is provided for you but you may also bring your own. The combined length of both songs is not to exceed five minutes.

Applicant may not be necessarily required to perform both songs.

If you use the accompanist provided by FedUni, you must provide sheet music in the keys in which the songs are to be performed. If your own accompanist is attending they need to be available for the hour. Backing CDs are not permitted.

You may be asked to stay for a short interview after your audition.

If you are auditioning for both acting for stage and screen and music theatre:

You need to prepare 2 contrasting songs as described in the audition requirements for Bachelor of Music Theatre. You will also be required to prepare 2 monologues i.e. a classical monologue and a contemporary monologue from the supplied list. You will be auditioned for both programs at the same allocated time. These auditions are normally conducted on an individual basis.

Audition dress code

Acting audition – neat casual attire, no belts or jewellery, well groomed.
Music Theatre audition – neat casual attire, well groomed.
Callbacks – Dancewear or loose comfortable clothing suitable for dance or movement, trainers or jazz shoes. No jeans, belts or jewellery

On the day

If you are ill, unable to attend, or late for your audition, please call Jo De Vries on +61 3 5327 8606 and leave a message. In the event that you need to reschedule, include this as part of your message.

Distance applications

Applicants who live in remote areas may find it difficult to attend and audition in person. Our preference is to audition applicants in person. However, if you live a considerable distance away from audition venues, it is possible to audition via a DVD recording. Be aware that if you choose this option, your audition will be judged solely on the strength of your DVD performance. Applicants auditioning in this way will need to register with VTAC and nominate the program you are applying for as a preference.

When recording your audition you will need to observe the following:

  • A high quality DVD or other digital video recording should be provided. VHS recordings are not recommended given the poor sound quality.
  • Your work on the DVD should be sufficiently well lit and the camera should be clearly focused on you.
  • It is important that we see your whole body and that you are near enough to the camera for us to see you clearly.
  • It is essential that you provide a good quality sound recording with the DVD so that we can accurately hear the quality of your voice.

DVD requirements

Audition requirements for the preparation of a DVD are the same as face to face auditions refer to audition requirements above. The DVD is to be submitted at the same time as your application form. Closing date for applications is 6 October 2015

The following questions will also need to be answered as part of the DVD audition process. Please limit your answers to one minute.

  1. Why are performers important for the world?
  2. What is the most recent professional music theatre or theatre show you have seen live. And what did you think?
  3. If you couldn't work in the performing arts industry, what profession would you choose?

Please also include on your DVD an individual dance routine (or any style) of yourself. Please do not include a group routine.

International applicants

International students should access the FedUni international website in the first instance.

Applicants should follow the same procedure as distance applicants.

Selection outcome

In early December applicants will receive an A, B or C letter by mail.

Final selection and offers are made through VTAC in mid-January.