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How to Audition For 2023

10884NAT – Advanced Diploma of Acting

Entry Requirements

Acceptance is by audition only. Students must be 18 years or over by the 1st of January the year their studies commence. Due to the academic requirements of the course, students must have completed Year 12 High School or equivalent. Applicants may have to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN) to ensure they receive the right support to achieve this qualification. This course is open to international students. This course is taught in English and International students must meet a minimum level of 5.5 IELTS or equivalent.

Students must meet all requirements and pass all units of competency in each subsequent year to obtain the qualification.

MELBOURNE AUDTIONS MONDAY 5 DECEMBER 2022

Register by December 4, 2022 for in-person auditions on Monday 5 December at The National Theatre Drama School, 20 Carlisle St, St Kilda. 

There will be a group in-person audition from 10am – 1pm on Monday 5 December in Studio 2. Please arrive by 9.45am.  The Studio will be open for warm-ups from 9:30am.  Enter via the ‘Schools Entrance’ on the Talbot Reserve Park Side of the Building. 

If you would like to apply for The CMC Talent Management Rising Star Scholarship that covers all tuition fees for the first year of the programme (for further information see:  https://nationaltheatre.org.au/drama/scholarships/), you will need to include in your registration the name and contact details of one referee (a teacher, director or mentor).  

Audition Preparation: 

Prepare two short monologues as audition pieces. Choose one piece from the Audition Booklet.  For your second piece, choose a monologue from a contemporary play (any play written after 1950).

Please be available for call-back auditions on Monday 5 December from 2-5pm, or Tuesday 6 December from 10am – 1pm. 

  • an ability to relax sufficiently to engage with what you are performing 
  • an enjoyment of performance and ability to maintain focus
  • an ability to communicate and connect with text 
  • an ability to imaginatively engage in a fictional situation
  • commitment to collaborative creation
  • your response to feedback and direction 
Closing Dates

Australian/New Zealand  Online Applications close on December 1, 2022.   If you are in Australia and not able to attend an in-person callback audition, a zoom callback audition will be arranged in early December. 

International Applications close on November 18, 2022.  Call back auditions will be via zoom on the 28th or 29th of November, 2022. 

2023 Audition Process

 

Before completing the application form:

Prepare two short monologues as audition pieces.

Choose one piece from the Audition Booklet.

For your second piece, choose a monologue from a contemporary play (any play written after 1950).

After you have prepared your monologue, video yourself performing the monologues. Make sure to include your whole body in the frame size.

 

Complete the Audition Application Form:

Answer all questions (add extra pages if required).

Upload a recent headshot photograph to your application.

Upload your video submission to your application.

Click Submit.

Round 1 – Video Audition

At this round, the audition panel is looking for evidence of:

  • an ability to relax sufficiently to engage with what you are performing 
  • an enjoyment of performance 
  • an ability to maintain focus
  • an ability to communicate and connect with text 

 

Round 2 – Group Audition

If successful at round 1, you will be invited to attend a group audition (zoom for international/interstate applicants) where the panel will be looking for further evidence of:

  • an ability to play and invent 
  • an ability to imaginatively engage in a fictional situation
  • commitment to collaborative creation
  • your response to feedback and direction 

 

All auditionees will receive notification of the outcome of their audition within 14 days of their final audition.

 

For all enrolled Advanced Diploma of Acting students, Term 1 will commence Monday 30 January 2023. All students will be required to attend the formal Orientation Day before commencing study. *Please note: there is no mid-year intake available for this course.