Application for entry to the ACA Degree Program is via online application and live audition or digital audition. Live auditions conducted in Sydney.
November 2019 live auditions for a 17 February 2020 start will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – November 12, 13, 14 and 19, 20 and 21. Recalls will be the following week, November 26, 27, 29 (Friday). Once we have received your application form, we will send you a Letter of Invitation with your allocated audition time and day.
Approximately 26 students are accepted into Year One. ACA honours our contract and commitment to each and every one of them. Our aim is to graduate every student at industry standard to each individual’s highest level of artistic and personal excellence.
The audition panel will generally consist of the Head of Acting, along with Heads of Departments and various members of the Executive Teaching Team.
- A non-refundable application fee of $75 (incl. GST) applies.
- Audition sessions are allocated on a strictly ‘first come, first served’ basis.
- If you are unable to attend a particular audition session, ACA will do its best to accommodate you.
Please allow approximately 4 hours for the audition. There are two sessions each day beginning at 9am and 2pm.
Callback Workshops are the next stage in the audition process. You will be contacted if we require you to attend this round of workshops. These will include improvisation, body and vocal exercises. Please allow up to 5 hours for a Callback Workshop.
What you will need for the audition:
For us to best respond to your work, we require two contrasting pieces of your choice – one Shakespearean piece and one modern or contemporary piece (1900 – present). Each choice should be no more than two and a half minutes and should reflect the kind of roles in which you see yourself being cast.
The audition environment will be supportive and dynamic, allowing you to be fully effective and to work with pride. Please wear comfortable attire that you are able to move freely in.
If you have read and agree with the information provided above, please complete the online form by heading to our Applications Page.
Payment must be made directly following the submission of your application form. Please have your credit/debit card ready.
Please complete the application form in full with a digital headshot or passport photo attached and an application payment. Incomplete forms will not be processed.
Within 5 working days of your submission, you will be emailed a confirmation letter with an allocated audition session to attend.