Applications and Auditions

Update: 15 December 2016

Advisory Letters have now been sent out for all Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music applicants who applied through VTAC.

All outcomes have now been issued for:

Master of Directing for Performance

Graduate Certificate in Voice Studies

Graduate Diploma in Voice Studies

Master of Music Therapy

Master of Contemporary Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) – Visual Art specialisation

Update: 13 December 2016 - OUTCOMES

All outcomes have now been issued for:

Graduate Certificate in Voice Studies

Graduate Diploma in Voice Studies

Master of Music Therapy

Master of Contemporary Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) – Visual Art specialisation.

We are currently processing outcomes for all graduate courses, including Honours programs - for 2017 start year intake.  All applicants will receive their outcome before the Christmas breakPlease remember to check your junk/spam email folders - especially Hotmail.  Contact vcamcm-admissions@unimelb.edu.au should you have any queries or concerns.

 

 Update: 29 November 2016

All outcomes have now been issued for:

Graduate Certificate in Voice Studies

Graduate Diploma in Voice Studies

Master of Music Therapy

 

Update: 15 November 2016

All audition or interview notifcations have now been sent out for:

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

Graduate Diploma in Music

BFA (Production)

Please remember to check your junk/spam email folders - especially Hotmail.  Contact vcamcm-admissions@unimelb.edu.au should you have any queries or concerns.

Applications are currently being assessed for the following courses, and audition or interview notifications will be sent within the next week:

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)

Master of Design for Performance

Master of Directing for Performance

Master of Dramaturgy

Master of Production Design for Screen

Master of Writing for Performance

Update: 31 October 2016

BFA (Production) Sydney Interview notifications were emailed to applicants today.

BFA (Music Theatre) and Foundation Music Theatre Auditon notifications were emailed to applicants today.

Master of Screenwriting Interview notifications were emailed to applicants today.

Please remember to check your junk/spam email folders. Contact vcamcm-admissions@unimelb.edu.au should you have any queries or concerns.

Update: 26 October 2016

BMus Audtionnotifications were emailed to applicants today.

BFA (Film & TV) Interview notifications were emailed to applicants today.

BFA (Animation) Interview notifications were emailed to applicants today.

Master of Film & Television (Documentary Writing) Interview notifications were emailed to applicants on 21 October 2016.

Please remember to check your junk/spam email folders. Contact vcamcm-admissions@unimelb.edu.au should you have any queries or concerns.

Update: 25 October 2016

BFA (Screenwriting) Interview notifications were emailed to applicants today.

BFA (Music Theatre) SYDNEY: Audition notifications for BFA (Music Theatre) & Foundation Music Theatre auditions in Sydney were emailed to applicants today.

Master of Film & Television (2nd Year Entry) Interview notifications were emailed to applicants today.

Please remember to check your junk/spam email folders. Contact vcamcm-admissions@unimelb.edu.au should you have any queries or concerns.

Update: 21 October 2016

Master of Film and Television (Documentary) short list notifications for interviews in Melbourne were emailed today.

Master of Music (Performance Teaching) audition notifications were emailed to applicants on 13 October 2016. 

Master of Music Therapy audition notifications were emailed to applicants on 19 October 2016

Please remember to check your junk/spam email folders. Contact vcamcm-admissions@unimelb.edu.au should you have any queries or concerns.

Update: 20 October 2016

BRISBANE: Audition notifications for BFA (Music Theatre) & Foundation Music Theatre auditions in Brisbane were emailed to applicants today. Please remember to check your junk/spam email folders. Contact vcamcm-admissions@unimelb.edu.au should you have any queries or concerns.

Update: 20 October 2016

BRISBANE: Audition notifications for BFA (Music Theatre) & Foundation Music Theatre auditions in Brisbane were emailed to applicants today. Please remember to check your junk/spam email folders. Contact vcamcm-admissions@unimelb.edu.au should you have any queries or concerns.

Update: 5 October 2016

PERTH: Audition notifications for BFA (Music Theatre) & Foundation Music Theatre auditions in Perth were emailed to applicants today. Please remember to check your junk/spam email folders. Contact vcamcm-admissions@unimelb.edu.au should you have any queries or concerns.

Update: 3 October 2016

Audition notifications for BFA (Dance) auditions in Sydney were emailed to applicants on Thursday last week.

Update: 26 September 2016

Audition notifications for BFA (Dance) auditions in Sydney have been slightly delayed, and are due to be emailed this week to applicants who have nominated to attend an audition in Sydney. The Sydney auditions will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 October.

Update: 23 September 2016

Audition notifications for BFA (Dance) auditions in Melbourne have now been emailed to applicants. Sydney audition notifications are slightly delayed and are now due to be emailed out on Monday 26 September.

Update: 21 September 2016

Perth audition dates - BFA (Music Theatre): Due to unforeseen circumstances the dates for the Perth auditions for the BFA (Music Theatre) have been brought forward to 23-24 October, with call-backs on 24 October. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Update: 20 September 2016

Audition notifications for BFA (Dance) auditions in Canberra were emailed to applicants yesterday afternoon. 

BFA (Dance) applicants who are planning to audition in Melbourne and Sydney will receive their audition notifications by the end of this week. 

Update: 16 September 2016

Audition times for BFA (Dance) applicants are currently in the process of being finalised. Applicants who are attending auditions in Canberra can expect to receive their audition notifications by close of business on Monday 19 September. All other applicants will receive their audition notifications by close of business on Friday 23 September. Any queries regarding the auditions should be directed to vcamcm-admissions@unimelb.edu.au

Update: 9 September 2016

Unfortunately a system error has delayed some of the Selection Test emails that were due to be issued yesterday. This issue is currently being resolved, and we anticipate that all emails will be delivered today. 

In the meantime, applicants can access Selection Test information directly from the course websites:

Update: 8 September 2016

Applicants for the following programs will be emailed details of the Selection Tests this afternoon:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film & Television)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)

Update: 7 September 2016

Audition Scheduling In Progress

Audition scheduling for the following programs is currently in progress. Applicants for these programs will be notified of their audition times in the next two weeks:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance): audition dates and details are available on the course webpage.
  • Graduate Certificate in Voice Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Voice Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation, Film & Television, Screenwriting) Selection Tests Live This Week

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation): applicants will be emailed Selection Test details by Thursday this week
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film & Television): applicants will be emailed Selection Test details by Thursday this week
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting): applicants will be emailed Selection Test details by Thursday this week

Update: 2 September 2016

Master of Film and Television Selection Test

The Selection Test is now live for Year 1 entry Master of Film and Television applicants. The closing date for both online applications and Selection Test is 30 September 2016

Update: 26 August 2016

Applications for the following courses close on Wednesday 31 August:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film & Television)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)

Domestic applicants need to ensure that you have completed your VTAC application prior to 5pm on 31 August, as no late applications will be accepted. 

Selection Tests: will be emailed to applicants in the week commencing 5 September
BFA (Animation), BFA (Film & Television) and BFA (Screenwriting) applicants will be emailed during the week commencing 5 September with details regarding completing and submitting your Selection Test. This page will be updated when Selection Test information has been emailed out.

Update: 6 July 2016

Applications for 2017 entry to the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music programs will open on 1 August via VTAC. Further updates will be posted here once applications have opened.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know my application has been received?

You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully submitted your supplementary form. Please check your email junk email folders for missing confirmation emails. We strongly advise you to add the @unimelb.edu.au domain to your approved email contacts. If you have not received anything, please contact us to check that the email you provided is correct.

When do I receive my audition/interview time?

You will receive an email notifying you of your audition or interview time a minimum of 2 weeks beforehand. Don’t contact us – we’ll contact you!

What if I cannot attend my audition or interview?

Attending a live audition or interview is your best chance of being accepted into the course. If there are dates you are unavailable (e.g. because of a VCE exam or other legitimate reason, NOT becuase you want to go to schoolies!), please detail this on the supplementary form or via email. If we cannot schedule you for a live audition or interview, in most cases you will be offered the opportunity to submit a recorded audition or do a telephone interview.

Am I able to provide my own accompanist for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) audition?

No, please do not bring your own accompanist for a BFA (Music Theatre) audition. An accompanist will be provided, please see the course entry requirements page for full details. 

Am I able to get contact details for the acommpanist for a Bachelor of Fine Art (Music Theatre) audition to practice with/contact prior?

In the interests of fairness amongst all applicants, no contact details will be distributed for the accompanist. You will, however, have 5 minutes with them to talk through your cuts and tempo before entering the room.

Do I need to provide my own accompanist for a Bachelor of Music audition?

Yes, applicants for the Bachelor of Music are expected to provide their own accompanist (for applicable instruments/specialisations). You can view a list of recommended accompanists here, although you are free to audition with any accompanist of your choosing (i.e. it doesn't have to be someone from our list).

When will I know the outcome of my application?

You will be sent an advisory letter in December regarding the outcome of your audition or interview. This is not a formal offer from the University, but an indication of how well you went through the audition/interview process, so you can take this into consideration for any changes to your VTAC preferences. Formal offers from the University will be sent via email in January.

Can I receive credit for prior study?

Yes, it is possible to receive credit for prior study (subject to approval). Domestic students are asked to apply for this once they have been accepted into a course.