UOW BPT students in performance. Main character is gasping at camera, while other performers throw glitter over her

Audition and interview basics

B Performance and Theatre

Application, audition and interview information

Applications to the Bachelor of Performance Theatre are assessed based on academic results and an audition.

Before you book an audition and interview, you must first apply for admission to the Bachelor of Performance and Theatre degree. There are a variety of admission pathways. Choose the one that is best for you.

Early Admission

If you are completing Year 12 in Australia in 2024, as either a domestic or an international student, you can apply for Early Admission.

Applications open on 17 June 2024 and close at 5 pm, on 9 August 2024.

Direct entry

If you are not a school leaver, or you are an international applicant, you can apply directly to the University.

UAC entry

School leavers and non school leavers, who miss the Early Admission window, can also apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

  • The main offer round for school leavers is December Round 2, following the release of Year 12 results.
  • Non school leavers can receive offers in earlier rounds.

Offer rounds are held continuously up to March 2025 for late applicants and changes of preference. Be sure to apply by the deadlines.

Course transfer

UOW students wishing to transfer into the Bachelor of Performance and Theatre (Acting) should see the course transfer information page for further information

Offers

The outcome of your audition or interview will be communicated in response to your application for admission.

Additional auditions will be held on the 15 and 16 of January 2024. On-campus auditions are preferable, but if students cannot attend in person, an alternative audition will be organised. Register for an audition for additional information.

Registration for auditions and interviews will open soon.

Students applying for the Bachelor of Performance and Theatre need to audition by selecting from one of the following three options –
 
1.      present a memorised monologue. Please choose a monologue from the list provided.
 
OR
 
2.      present a 2-minute choreographed movement score that tells a story. Please choose a prompt from the list provided
 
OR
 
3.     If you prefer behind-the-scenes (devising, lighting, sound or set designing, stage management) please prepare a 2-minute spoken statement supported by 3 – 5 photographs reflecting the area of your interest. (Photographs can be on your laptop).
 
Audition and interview sessions held on campus run for approximately 2 hours and in addition to your pre-prepared presentations consist of a group workshop and a short one-on-one interview. In the workshop you will warm-up, participate in games and devising activities as part of a group. Staff will assess your ability to focus and engage in the activities together. In the one-on-one interview, you will meet with staff. Please come prepared to talk about what areas of theatre most interest you and why you would like to work in the performing arts industry. Let the staff know what experience you have had performing on stage and/or designing for theatre – eg, lighting, set – or in stage management.

Importantly, the audition and interview session is not only an opportunity for staff to ask you questions, but for you to ask staff questions about the program. 

Before you organise your audition, you must first apply for admission.

If you have questions about the audition process that are not answered on these pages, please contact auditions-taem@uow.edu.au.

Monologues (AUDITION PIECES)

Entry into the Bachelor of Performance and Theatre is based on a combination of academic results and an audition or interview.
 
Early Admission Opens
Monday, 17 June 2024

Bachelor of Performance and Theatre Webinar
To be advised

Mid-year Auditions and Interviews to be held (on campus*) for applicants including Early Admissions
Saturday, 17 August 2024

Offers sent out
Week commencing Monday, 2 September 2024

UAC December Round 2 applications close
Thursday, 7 November 2024

End of Year Auditions and Interviews (on campus*) for Direct and UAC Applicants
Tuesday, 10 December 2024

UAC December Round 2 offers out
Thursday, 21 December

Late Auditions and Interviews (on campus*)
Thursday, 23 January 2025

 

*On Campus attendance is preferable, but if students cannot attend in person, please complete the registration form for further information about Zoom interviews and auditions.

Collaborating with creative talents

Working alongside creative talents sparks limitless potential, that leads to extraordinary accomplishments.

Dr Tim Maddock: I worked professionally as a director and a theatre designer for the best part of 25 years before I became an academic. The inspiration comes from teaching into a practice-based course where there's a strong reliance on theory, but really, essentially we're teaching people through real life practical experience. What we offer at Wollongong is a blend of traditional theatre practices and very contemporary theatre practices and everything we teach, we stay abreast of contemporary movements. 

Dr Catherine McKinnon: All our teachers in the performance discipline at UOW are practising artists, so they're all out there working, doing their own projects and in the industry, creating new works. When students come and begin this course at UOW, what I normally say to them is, we take you really seriously as artists. You create stories, and those stories actually are about creating our future and so [we] try to encourage them to take themselves really seriously, because we do.