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How to Audition

For the 2022 intake, auditions will be conducted in the school’s studios for local students and via video in the first instance for both international and interstate applicants.

Audition submissions can be sent at any time from May onwards. Studio auditions will take place on Tuesday, November 30, and Wednesday 1 December 2021.

All places will be finalised by late December 2021. On rare occasions, and if a place becomes available, we may accept applications after this date – contact office@nationaltheatre.org.au if you are interested beyond this date.

Drama Audition Application

To Apply – ALL applicants
  1. Complete the online application form, answering all questions (add extra pages if required).
  2. Upload a recent headshot photograph to your application.
  3. Submit the completed form with credit card details for $70.00 (Please note the audition fee is non-refundable).
  4. Submit your video for the first stage of the audition process if an Interstate/International applicant OR book your audition time via the emailed link if based in Victoria or able to attend in person.
Entry Requirements

Entry requirements: Students must be 18 years or over by the 1st of January the year their studies commence. Students must have completed Year 12 High School or equivalent. Acceptance is by audition only. This course is open to international students (see International Prospectus for full details). Students must meet all requirements and pass all units of competency in each subsequent year to obtain the qualification.

On receipt of the application, the auditionee is emailed the monologue booklet and a link to Book Audition Times for July if apply in person, or the Drama Audition Video Submission Form if applying Interstate or from overseas. 

 

 

What happens next?

 

Applying in Person (VIC/AU applicants)

 

Auditions will take place at our studios in St Kilda:

Tuesday, November 30, and Wednesday 1 December 2021

10am -1pm or 2 – 5pm

 

Prepare two monologues from the booklets emailed to you on receipt of your application form; one Shakespeare and one contemporary (one monologue is to be chosen from the school’s booklet, the other may be of your own choosing). 

When choosing please note: 

  • your Shakespeare choice must be in verse – NOT PROSE. 
  • The Contemporary choice can be from 1900 to the present day.

Auditionees will attend one session, where they will perform their prepared Monologues individually.

Your Monologues will be reviewed in conjunction with your application. The tutors will be looking for evidence of:

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

 

You will then take part in a Group Session as a major component of the course is working with a group to produce work. As such, your ability to work within a group is part of the auditioning process. 

During the Group Session, you will be workshopped through your performance to assess your suitability for the Advanced Diploma of Acting, whilst looking for further evidence of:

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

 

All auditionees will receive notification of the outcome of their audition within 7 days of their final audition. 

 

 

Interstate/international audition process: The 2 stage process

 

Stage 1 – Video

Video submission of two monologues; one Shakespeare and one contemporary (one monologue is to be chosen from the school’s booklet, the other may be of your own choosing). 

When choosing please note: 

  • your Shakespeare choice must be in verse – NOT PROSE. 
  • The Contemporary choice can be from 1900 to the present day.

Once prepared, video yourself – frame size: whole body.

Then upload either the video or a youtube/vimeo video link into the Video Submission Form that has been emailed to you.

 

Stage 2 – Individual Interview (From Mid-October)  

Your application will be reviewed in conjunction with your video submission. The tutors will be looking for evidence of:

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

 

If you are successful at stage 1, you will be invited for a zoom interview where you may be workshopped through your monologue and to assess your suitability to the Advanced Diploma of Acting, and looking for further evidence of:

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

 

 

All auditionees will receive notification of the outcome of their audition within 7 days of their final audition. 

 

 

 

For all enrolled Advanced Diploma of Acting students, Term 1 will commence in  February 2022. 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