Craft Your Career In The Arts With CQUniversity

You’ve got the creativity, the talent and the passion. Applying to study a creative and performing arts course at CQUniversity could be the next step to the career of your dreams.

Admission into our music and theatre courses requires an application and an audition. Explore more information below on applying, registering for an audition and discover important information to help you feel prepared throughout the application process.

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 through a Tertiary Admission Centre (TAC) based on where you live, or if you’re an existing or returning CQUni student you can apply direct to CQUniversity. To find out more on the best way to apply, view the Audition Guidelines for your course of interest.

Step 2:

Register for an audition 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 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 uploading your audition online.

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Course Information and Audition Guidelines

See details for each course below and register for your audition today. 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.

Available to study online or on-campus in Mackay, Cairns and Townsville, the Diploma of Music offers instrumental tuition through CQUniversity’s Regional Conservatorium partnerships in New South Wales and at CQUniversity campuses where the course is offered.

Find out more information on the Diploma of Music 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, Cairns, Townsville or online)*
  • Music Studies (available online)

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

*Not all units for the Performance specialisation are available on-campus in Cairns and Townsville. Regular one-on-one lessons will be delivered using video technology throughout the course.

Whether you prefer to be centre stage or behind the scenes, our Bachelor of Theatre offers a choice of three study specialisations available on-campus in Mackay to help you to achieve your dreams. Specialisations include:

  • Drama
  • Music Theatre
  • Technical Theatre

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


Choose to study on campus at one of our regional campus locations. You will be immersed in a dynamic and vibrant arts community that offers a supportive and nurturing study environment to build your portfolio, establish industry networks and build the foundation to launch a successful career. You can also study our Music courses online for greater flexibility.

Choose to study some units* of the Diploma of Music or Bachelor of Music (Performance) courses 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. In the Bachelor of Music (Performance) you will have on-campus tutorials in some music studies units while also developing your solo music performance skills with highly specialised music staff via video technology. 

*Other units will be delivered online.

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.

CQUniversity Townsville offers some units of the Diploma of Music 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.

* Other units will be delivered online.

CQUniversity provides you with the flexibility to tailor your study to your lifestyle. Choose to study the Bachelor of Music (Music Studies) (Performance) 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.


There are no costs associated with applying for or completing an audition at CQUniversity.

Once you have completed your 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. Our team endeavours to respond within 7 days.

If you apply and audition within the set audition period, you will receive your audition results with three weeks of your audition. Late applicants will receive results 1 to 2 weeks after their audition.

If you are unable to attend your scheduled audition contact the Audition Administrator to request a change of time.