Applications and Auditions
All applications for 2018 graduate courses open on 10 July 2017.
All applications for 2018 undergraduate courses open on 7 August 2017.
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 or SlideRoom applications. Please check your 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 before the audition/interview dates published on your course web page. Visit vca.unimelb.edu.au or mcm.unimelb.edu.au to check.
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?
International applicants will be advised of their application outcome in December.
Domestic/VTAC applicants 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 issued via VTAC in January.
My application outcome was unsuccessful, can you provide feedback as to why I was unsuccessful?
The VCA & MCM selection process is highly competitive with a large number of applicants each year, the Faculty regretfully cannot provide applicants with feedback, or comment on specific factors, that may have led to the final decision of the Selection Committee.
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.
Contacting the Faculty regarding your application
Due to high volume of enquires received during the Admissions period, ensure that you include your full name, VTAC or Username ID number and course (including specialisation) in your email to email@example.com. Please only contact the Faculty after you have read the above FAQs and reviewed course information available on our website - vca.unimelb.edu.au or mcm.unimelb.edu.au