You’ve got the creativity, the talent and the passion. Mid-year auditions to study at CQUniversity are now open and could be the next step to the career of your dreams. If you have a love for creative and performing arts, CQUniversity can help you transform your talent into a formal qualification and give you the foundation you need to forge a career in the arts at a local, national or international level.

Register now to audition via online submission or request an in-person audition at our Cairns, Townsville or Mackay campuses.

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Diploma of Music

Available to study online or on campus in Mackay, the Diploma of Music offers instrumental tuition through CQUniversity’s Regional Conservatorium partnerships in New South Wales and at CQUniversity Mackay.

Find out more information on the Diploma of Music as well as audition guidelines here.

Bachelor of Creative Arts

The Bachelor of Creative Arts is an exciting and innovative course that allows you to follow your dreams and tailor your studies to suit your interests in creative arts. Choose from the following majors:

  • Acting (available on campus in Cairns or Townsville)
  • Contemporary Dance (available on campus in Cairns or Townsville)
  • Popular Music (available on campus in Cairns)
  • Visual Arts (available on campus in Rockhampton)

Find out more information on the Bachelor of Creative Arts.

Bachelor of music

Pursue your passion for music with our Bachelor of Music and choose from the following specialisations:

  • Contemporary (available on campus in Noosa)
  • Jazz and Popular Music (available on campus in Mackay)
  • Performance (available on campus in Mackay, Townsville or online)
  • Music Studies (available online)

Find out more information on the Bachelor of Music as well as audition guidelines here.

Bachelor of Theatre

Whether you prefer to be centre stage or behind the scenes, our Bachelor of Theatre offers a choice of four study specialisations to help you to achieve your dreams. Specialisations include:

  • Drama (available on campus in Mackay)
  • Music Theatre (available on campus in Mackay)
  • Technical Theatre (available on campus in Mackay)
  • Theatre Studies (available online)

Find out more information on the Bachelor of Theatre as well as audition guidelines here.


If you register for an in-person audition at our Cairns, Townsville or Mackay campus, a team member will be in touch to arrange an appointment.

To submit your audition via a YouTube channel you must ensure:

  • Your audition is filmed in an appropriate rehearsal or performance space so you get the best quality image and sound.
  • You are fully visible in the camera frame and your hand (instrumentalists) and torso (singers) are clearly visible.
  • You begin the audition by giving your name, age and state why you want to study at CQUniversity in Australia.
  • If you upload your audition to a YouTube channel you must email the link to the audition administrator. All audition materials must meet the same requirements as in-person auditions.

To help you prepare for your audition, please view the auditions guidelines for each course and corresponding specialisation.


For all audition enquiries, please contact us via email at or call (07) 4940 7801.


Everyone has a story. At CQUniversity we take the time to get to know our students so that we can help you on your journey to be who you want to be. Be inspired and discover the stories of some creative and performing arts students we’ve come to know.



Our innovative Bachelor of Creative Arts is available to study on campus at CQUniversity Cairns. Located right in the middle of the vibrant Cairns CBD, our multi-million dollar campus will provide you with purpose-built creative facilities to develop and polish your performance skills through practical studios, industry seminars, theory studies, personal reflection and hands-on educational opportunities.


CQUniversity is home to the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM), a purpose-built facility at CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea for courses in music and theatre. This facility cements our commitment to being a major performing arts training centre that attracts students from all states of Australia and overseas. You will work with top industry professionals and world-class staff in a conservatoire environment that provides you with individual tuition, opportunities to hone your theatre craft through fully staged music theatre and drama productions, touring and concert opportunities in music and theatre, as well as access to state-of-the-art performance facilities and convenient student residential accommodation.


Study the Bachelor of Music (Contemporary) on campus at CQUniversity Noosa. The recently refurbished Noosa campus offers state-of-the-art learning facilities to deliver locally trained graduates to the community. You will have on campus tutorials in various music studies units, including theory, music technology, song-writing and recording, while you hone your musical skills with regular band rehearsals and performances in a range of contemporary musical styles.


Study Visual Arts in the Bachelor of Creative Arts on campus at CQUniversity Rockhampton and expand your talents encompassing drawing fundamentals and contemporary art practices.


CQUniversity Townsville now offers the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Acting) (Contemporary Dance) and Bachelor of Music (Performance) on campus. In the Bachelor of Music (Performance), you will have on campus tutorials in various music studies units while also developing your solo music performance skills with highly specialised music staff via video technology. With new campus facilities, strong ties to performing arts networks, instruction from top local teachers and opportunities to perform you’ll be set for a career in creative and performing arts.


CQUniversity provides you with the flexibility to tailor your study to your lifestyle. Choose to study the Bachelor of Music (Music Studies) (Performance) or Bachelor of Theatre (Theatre Studies) online via our renowned distance education mode. The Bachelor of Music (Performance) will also provide you with individual tuition on your chosen instrument, voice or composition with our highly specialised staff via video technology allowing you to study with some of the best teachers in the country no matter where you are located.