Audition Preparation Intensives
Learn how to best prepare for all your dance and drama school auditions. Instructed by the teaching staff at the Victorian College of the Arts, these practical workshops are designed to instil participants with the knowledge and experience of how best to prepare for a tertiary dance or drama school audition.
DANCE SCHOOL AUDITION PREPARATION - MELBOURNE
Dates: August - September (TBC)
Times: Sat 10am - 5pm & Sun 11am – 5pm
Cost: $264 (inc GST)
Learn how to best prepare for your dance school auditions. Instructed by the teaching staff at the Victorian College of the Arts (Dance), this practical two-day workshop is designed to instil participants with the knowledge of how best to prepare for a tertiary dance school audition. Focussing primarily, but not exclusively, on VCA Dance, it will also provide an insight into what a tertiary dance school is looking for in a potential student through the audition process. The course is held over two days in order to provide potential for development through feedback. Click here for more details
DRAMA SCHOOL AUDITION PREPARATION - MELBOURNE
Dates: October 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21
Times: Sat & Sun 11am – 5pm
Cost: $242 (inc GST) (per weekend)
Learn how to best prepare for all your drama school auditions. These workshops will assist you with selecting and realising your Shakespeare and Contemporary monologues, as well as the VCA specific area of Devised Performance.
NB: Each of the below courses are separate 2 day courses. You are able to select one or all of them. To do all three, you need to enrol in all weekends. (10% discount applies on multiple courses)
"Jenny (tutor) was fantastic! She is very specific in her teaching and very encouraging. She knew exactly what I needed to work on. What I've learned from her will stay with me." Chelsea Zeller - Shakespeare
Shakespeare Monologue: October 5 & 6 OR 19 & 20
Use the actor’s approach! Discover how best to prepare your Shakespearean audition piece. This workshop will give you simple ways to unlock the meaning of the text whilst revealing some of the devices and clues Shakespeare uses to bring his characters to life.
Devised Performance: October 5 & 6 OR 12 & 13
Combining the fundamentals of theatre and acting: body, voice, image and object; participants will be working on the skills of self devised work. Stimuli such as text, action, object, sound, fiction, senses and space will be utilised to assist participants to experiment, invent and create a dynamic solo performance.
Contemporary Monologue: October 12 & 13
Learn how to trust your instincts! Explore the character’s journey and investigate the monologue through script analysis, impulse work and the use of space and rhythm. Discover your strengths and learn how to shape your work for audition and performance.
Each workshop has a maximum of 16 places.
How to Apply
Enrolment Form (pdf file, 339kb)
Enrolment Terms & Conditions (pdf file, 134kb)
|In person||Take the enrolment form and payment to:
The Faculty of VCA and MCM
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Building
Level 2, 234 St Kilda Road
|By mail||Return the enrolment form with credit card details, cheque, or money order made payable to:
The University of Melbourne, sent to:
234 St Kilda Road
(Please do not send cash in the mail.)
|By fax||Fill in both sides of the Enrolment Form and fax to the School of Performing Arts on:
03 9035 9236
|By phone||Call the School of Performing Arts Short Course program on: 03 9035 9229 (credit card only)|
|By email||Download writable pdf, fill in, attach and email form to firstname.lastname@example.org|
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Contact Course Coordinator
Short Course Coordinator
School of Performing Arts
Phone +61 3 9035 9229