AMPA - Academy of Music and Performing Arts - 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 for you to start your journey with AMPA: 

Intake 1 (Jan/Feb)  |  Intake 2 (May)   |  Intake 3 (Sep)

Please see below for further details on what to expect when applying for AMPA. 


Step 1: Application

Complete the Online Application Form


Step 2: Audition Booking

Once your application form is submitted an Admissions team member will contact you to book your audition and interview. The audition will be run by an experienced staff member who will be able to recommend the most appropriate path to achieve your goals. 


2024 Audition Dates:

April Audition Day
Monday, 15 April

July Experience Day
Wednesday, 10 July

July Audition Day
Monday, 15 July

November Experience Day
Wednesday, 13 November

November Audition Day
Monday, 18 November

* Individual auditions available upon request

Individual Auditions
Music auditions are scheduled on an individual basis throughout the year. 

Auditions are also held intensively during the following periods:  

July Experience Day
Wednesday, 10 July: Music Theatre & Classical Music
Thursday, 11 July: Contemporary Music

July Audition Day
Friday, 19 July

November Experience Day
Wednesday, 13 November: Music Theatre & Classical Music
Thursday, 14 November: Contemporary Music

November Audition Day
Friday, 15 November


Audition Guidelines:


Step 3: Enrol

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

If your audition is successful, you will 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 Admissions Officer once their application has been received.

International applicants who come from non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the minimum English proficiency requirements prior to commencing a degree. 

For more information please go to the International Students page.


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