Craft Your Career In The Arts With CQUniversity
You’ve got the creativity, the talent and the passion. An audition to study at CQUniversity 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 formalised qualification and give you the foundation you need to forge a career in the arts at a local, national or international level.
Auditions for our performing arts courses now are open. In-person auditions can be requested at our Cairns, Mackay and Townsville campuses and will be arranged by appointment where possible. Or you can audition from anywhere in Australia by choosing to audition online. Our helpful auditions guidelines listed within each course option below will provide you with helpful tips and information on how to prepare for your audition.
See details for each course below and register for your audition/interview today.
How To Apply For An Audition
Applying for entry into one of CQUniversity’s creative and performing arts courses is a four-step process.
|STEP 1:||Complete and submit a course application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). QTAC is the key body that offers student places into Queensland universities, whether you wish to study on campus or online.|
|STEP 2:||Register for an audition (or interview for the Visual Arts major in the Bachelor of Creative Arts) by completing the online audition form. Ensure you complete all boxes marked with a red asterisk (*) so we can process your application.|
|STEP 3:||Prepare supporting documentation in readiness for your audition. Supporting documentation including your artistic resume and any medical certificates required for your chosen course can be found in the auditions guidelines.|
|STEP 4:||Audition for your course by attending an audition in person, or uploading your audition online.|
Course Information and Audition Guidelines
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 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 as well as audition guidelines here.
Pursue your passion for music with our Bachelor of Music and choose from the following specialisations:
- 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.
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.
Once you have completed your QTAC application and registered for an audition by completing the online form on this page, our team will get in touch with you to finalise details of your audition or interview (if you are applying for Visual Arts major in the Bachelor of Creative Arts).
For in-person audition requests at one of our campus locations, our team will endeavour to arrange an audition time with you.
To audition online, 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 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.
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.
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Discover Imani's story and read more about her studying Bachelor of Creative Arts at CQUniversity.
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 who provide 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 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.