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Audition and Entry

The audition / interview process is an opportunity to demonstrate your potential for success in this unique theatre performance degree.

Dramatic Arts Auditions:


What do you need to prepare?
  • You should prepare either one monologue from this audition pack, or one monologue of your own choice.
  • Please avoid monologues from TV programs or films.
  • Select a piece that is appropriate to your age and sex and that showcases your abilities.
  • The monologue should be no longer than two minutes.
  • Memorise the monologue thoroughly so you can perform with confidence.
  • Read the whole play from which the monologue has been chosen. This will help you understand the character and their situation.
  • As you rehearse your monologue consider who you are talking to and what you want from them. Use your imagination to envisage the world you are attempting to create.
  • Use your own accent. Don’t feel pressured to perfect another accent.
    Wear comfortable casual clothing that allows you to move freely.
The Process
  • The audition process will begin with a group warm up, followed by an individual presentation of your monologue and a short interview. After the initial presentation we may rework your monologue and/or discuss some of your decisions. This is not a test! We are simply interested in your ideas and your potential to be flexible. The interview will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about the course and for us to have a discussion about your expectations.
... And Lastly
  • We understand that auditioning can make you nervous. Prepare to the best of your ability and then try to relax. We want to see your potential and for you to enjoy the experience.
  • We recommend that all applicants should be 18 or over by the 31st December of the first year of your enrolment. We also recommend that you have a Band 4 in Advanced English or a Band 5 in Standard English. However, in the case of an exceptional audition, these requirements may be waived.

Regional, interstate & international applicants

If you are unable to attend an audition in person you may either:
• Send a DVD of your audition
• Send an audition via an unlisted YouTube video.

Please follow these steps:
1. Create an account for YouTube. Please note when you create a YouTube account you automatically create a Google+ account.
2. Click ‘upload’
3. Underneath the ‘Public’ arrow select ‘Unlisted’. This means that only people with the URL link can view this video, it is not a public video. For more information on this please visit https:// support.google.com/youtube/answer/157177?hl=en
4. When the video has finished uploading, go to the video page and copy and paste the URL and send to recruit@aim.edu.au. Please title the video and the subject of the email as follows: your name, the word Audition and the title of your piece. For example: Joan Smith, Audition, Blood Wedding.

Once you know the outcome of this audition we recommend you take this video down.

Instructions on Filming

When filming use a well-lit room with a neutral wall behind you and a wide mid-shot, i.e. from the top of your head to your waist. Make sure that the framing allows you room to move freely. Before starting your monologues state your name and the titles of your pieces. Following receipt of your materials, we will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time for a follow up telephone interview.

International Applicants

We recommend that you have the equivalent of Year 12 schooling with an IELTS score of 6.5. Please provide copies of your IELTS results and any academic transcripts from previous study in English translation, if applicable.

If you need further advice regarding any aspect of your audition, please email: dramaticarts@aim.edu.au


ALL degree & diploma courses at AIM involve an audition and/or interview to assess skills & aptitude to study. The audition process allows AIM to assess potential & advise on the best course of study. The applicant also has the opportunity to ask questions regarding study at AIM.

What Happens After You Apply?

A member of the AIM Admissions team will contact you by phone to organise your audition/interview date and time, and a confirmation email will be sent to you. They will also inform you about the interstate & international submission process if this is appropriate to your case.

Supporting Documents & Previous Study

Applicants are expected to have completed the NSW Higher School Certificate or equivalent and are asked to provide evidence of prior studies. All supporting documents submitted with the application must be coloured copies or scans of the original, and AIM reserves the right to contact the issuing organisation for verification purposes. Where a mature-aged applicant does not have secondary education qualifications or equivalent qualifications, the applicant may be required to undertake a tertiary preparation assessment. Domestic students wishing to use VET qualifications as equivalence to NSW HSC, must have completed full time study of no less than 2 years in an accredited Certificate IV level course or higher.

Credit Transfer - Recognition of Prior Studies (RPS)

“Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications” (AQF January 2013)

Recognition of Prior Studies in the form of Credit Transfer at AIM is an assessment process used to determine the extent to which a student has achieved the required learning outcomes to receive credit towards to equivalent AQF level studies at AIM. This may result in the granting of the grade of Advanced Standing in a specific AIM unit and exemption from that unit.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit (National Quality Council Training Packages glossary).

RPL at AIM is conducted via written statement in which applicants address specific criteria. It allows candidates to demonstrate how they will use the knowledge, skills, abilities and personal qualities gained through life experience to succeed in studies at the AIM.

RPL is an optional, alternative pathway to tertiary study intended for people without formal educational qualifications.

If You Are Unsuccessful

If a student is not successful in the audition/interview for a Bachelor Degree, counselling and/or a second audition or interview may be arranged to determine the best possible strategy for assisting the student to achieve their academic aspirations.

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