Live auditions will be held in November. In 2017, the Faculty held auditions in the below cities, audition cities for 2018 may be subject to change. 

  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Sydney
  • Darwin
  • Singapore

* Please note dates include call-back dates and are subject to change with little notice. If you intend to travel from interstate for your live audition, it is recommended you keep your travel arrangements as flexible as possible. Audition venue information will be provided with your audition notification.


Call-backs may be scheduled on the day of your audition or on another day during the specified dates above. More details will be provided with your audition notification.


Monologue Selection Booklet for 2018 Entry to Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) (PDF)

  1. Applicants must prepare four memorised contrasting monologues: two classical and two contemporary. Each piece must be approximately 2-3 minutes in length.

    The two classical monologues must be in verse. At least one of the two classical selections must be from the Shakespeare monologue list provided. The second classical monologue may be from William Shakespeare, the Greeks, Christopher Marlowe, John Ford, Lope de Vega, or Racine.

    At least one of the two contemporary monologues must be from the contemporary monologue list provided. The second should range from plays written by Anton Chekhov to present day.

  2. During the audition, we will ask each applicant to present one Shakespeare and one contemporary monologue from the monologue selection lists provided. The remaining two monologues are in reserve, in the event we need to see additional material.

  3. Applicants must prepare 16 bars of any song to be sung a cappella (without accompaniment). If an applicant is asked to sing, it is an opportunity for our faculty to find out information about an applicant’s vocal production. Not all applicants will be asked to sing. If you are asked to sing, it is to experience another form of your interpretation of text and less about if you sing well or not.

Can't attend the audition?

Domestic applicants residing in Australia must attend a live audition in one of our audition cities.

For applicants overseas, you may submit a recorded audition following the guidelines outlined above. Please indicate your availability in the Supplementary Application Form. Applicants submitting a recorded audition will be provided more information on how to submit their recording after applications close.

Recorded audition due date: To be confirmed


Applicants are welcome to our three workshops to help prepare for tertiary drama school auditions. The workshops will help you select and realise both Shakespeare and contemporary monologues as well as the VCA-specific area of devised performance.

For more information, visit the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music website.

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