How to Apply

How to Apply

Take the lead and join one of Australia’s leading providers of music and performing arts education. There are 3 intake periods at AMPA as follows: 

  • Intake 1(Feb): Auditions held August - February 
  • Intake 2(Jun): Auditions held April - June
  • Intake 3(Sep): Auditions held August - September

 

Step 1: Application

Complete the Online Application Form

Admissions requirements and course information can be viewed by selecting your focus from the Courses menu at the top of this page. 

 

Step 2: Audition Booking

All students wishing to undertake an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at AMPA must complete an audition, interview and theory assessment. After we receive your application, a member of our Student Services team will contact you to arrange your audition.

 

Audition Guidelines:

The audition will consist of three parts:

  • PERFORMANCE: Perform 2 contrasting pieces on your chosen instrument or voice.

  • INTERVIEW: Discuss the level of personal commitment and motivation you are prepared to put into the course, what you would like to achieve during your degree as well as your areas of interest. A suitable level of written and spoken English language capabilities should also be demonstrated. The panel will then talk to you about professional aspirations after study, and explain how a degree at AMPA will help you get there.

  • MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE TEST: During the audition, applicants will undertake a written music knowledge assessment. The result will determine whether the applicant, if successful in the performance component of the audition, will be suitable for entry into either the Associate Degree in Music or the Bachelor of Music.

Download the full Audition Guidelines

  • PERFORMANCE
    Learn and perform a selected section of repertoire to display the applicants ability to retain, interpret and express the given movement.

    Perform two prepared dance pieces of 2-3 minutes in a dance genre of choice (with partner optional).

    Discuss your work and artistic achievement with the panel.

  • INTERVIEW: Discuss the level of personal commitment and motivation you are prepared to put into the course, what you would like to achieve during your degree as well as your areas of interest. A suitable level of written and spoken English language capabilities should also be demonstrated. The panel will then talk to you about professional aspirations after study, and explain how a degree at AMPA will help you get there.

Full Audition Guidelines coming soon...

The audition will consist of three parts:

  • PORTFOLIO: Applicants are to submit a folio of recent work either as scores, sound recording, video or a combination of these. The selection of works should demonstrate the applicants knowledge of a range of compositional techniques across a variety of styles.

  • INTERVIEW: Discuss the level of personal commitment and motivation you are prepared to put into the course, what you would like to achieve during your degree as well as your areas of interest. A suitable level of written and spoken English language capabilities should also be demonstrated. The panel will then talk to you about professional aspirations after study, and explain how a degree at AMPA will help you get there.

  • MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE TEST: applicants will undertake a written music knowledge assessment. The result will determine whether the applicant, if successful in the performance component of the audition, will be suitable for entry into either the Associate Degree in Music or the Bachelor of Music.

Download the full Audition Guidelines

PERFORMANCE:

  • Sing: Two contrasting songs from musicals.
  • Dance: Perform one prepared routine in any style.
  • Act: Perform one monologue from the AMPA catalogue.

INTERVIEW: Discuss the level of personal commitment and motivation you are prepared to put into the course, what you would like to achieve during your degree as well as your areas of interest. A suitable level of written and spoken English language capabilities should also be demonstrated. The panel will then talk to you about professional aspirations after study, and explain how a degree at AMPA will help you get there.

MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE TEST: During the audition, applicants will undertake a written music knowledge assessment. The result will determine whether the applicant, if successful in the performance component of the audition, will be suitable for entry into either the Associate Degree in Music or the Bachelor of Music.

Download the full Audition Guidelines

Download the Music Theatre Monologues - Female

Download the Music Theatre Monologues – Male

 

Step 3: Enrol

After you complete your audition, the panel will evaluate your performance and assess your aptitude and potential to succeed at AMPA.

You’ll be advised within a fortnight as to the outcome of your audition. If your audition is successful, you’ll receive a Letter of Offer in the post. This letter will include instructions on how to log-in to the AMPA Online portal where you can respond to your offer.

By accepting an offer to study at AMPA, your place at AMPA is secure. We’ll get in touch with you shortly after we receive your acceptance to arrange your enrolment and orientation at AMPA.

 

Additional Information

Piano, keyboard, amps, drum kit, and sound system for backing tracks is provided for all auditions. Guitarists should bring their own leads, and drummers their own sticks and brushes. Applicants must provide their own backing track and accompanist if required.

At the audition, applicants will have the opportunity to tour the campus if they have not already visited AMPA for an Open Day or other event. Please ask at reception on the day if you’d like a tour.

 

International & Interstate Applicants

Interstate and international applicants will be invited to submit their audition via video, or by alternative arrangement as discussed with the Student Services Officer once their application has been received.

International applicants who come from non-English speaking backgrounds, must provide evidence that they have achieved a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (for undergraduate degrees) and 6.5 (for postgraduate degrees). Equivalent results from alternative English proficiency tests may also be accepted.

For more information please go to the International Students page.

 

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