Inbound exchange and study abroad for Fine Arts students

Students enrolled in a major or degree in creative arts practice may gain entry to a semester or year of study in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music by competitive audition or folio, in addition to the academic and English-language requirements. The application requirements outlined below should be sent to once your online exchange application has been submitted and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

There are limited places available in the disciplines:

  • Visual Art;
  • Dance (classes start 18 February for Semester 1, 2019 intake; classes start 15 July for Semester 2 intake);
  • Theatre (Drama) and
  • Production (for the Australian academic year (February to November) only)

There are no exchange or study abroad places available in the disciplines of Music Theatre, Theatre (Drama), Animation, Screenwriting, or Film and Television.

Design and Production

The following subjects do not require a folio, however there may be limited places in these subjects:

Artefact and Performance 1 (THTR10022) Semester 1

Artefact and Performance 2 (DPSS10005) Semester 2

Frontiers in Design and Technology (DPSS2002) Semester 1

Design and the Moving Image (THTR20034) July intensive

History of Cool: Fashion and Attitude (DPSS10007) Semester 2

Visual Art

Folio requirements

Drawing and Printmaking

Select a minimum of 20 works demonstrating an engagement in drawing and/or print making. Your folio should include: life and general drawings, sketchbooks; and/or any other relevant work, such as paintings, photographs, journals, three-dimensional objects and new media works.


Please provide a folio of drawings and other works on paper (8 to 10 paintings), which may include: prints, collage, photo and digital based works; other relevant materials which may indicate broader aspects of your practice.


Provide visual material that demonstrates an exploration and expression of ideas with an emphasis on lens-based making including: prints, videos films and other digital media. The folio should include visual diaries and other relevant artwork that indicates broader aspects of your practice.

Sculpture and Spatial Practice

Provide visual material that demonstrates an interest in Sculpture and Installation. Include drawings, sketchbooks, notebooks and other visual work which may include collage, photo, and digital based works and any other relevant materials which may indicate your broader creative interests.

Submitting your folio

Upload images of your folio to a Dropbox, share a link to your audition and send it to The preferred formats for images are jpeg or PDF. Video is acceptable as a 2-5 minute show reel as a single QuickTime movie file. It must be playable on QuickTime and VLC media players, on MAC computers.  All files must be numbered to correspond to a separate listing of the title, date, medium and dimensions of each work.


Audition Requirements

Your recorded auditions must fulfill all sections of the outlined tasks from the BFA-DANCE Video Audition Instructions.

Upload your audition to a Dropbox, share a link to your audition and send it to

Music to complete Section Six of your recorded audition can be downloaded here:

You must undergo a physical examination by a qualified physiotherapist to establish your suitability to undertake dance training and send a completed Physiotherapy Examination Form with your audition.

Important note on choosing your subjects

It is strongly recommended that exchange and study abroad students studying core subjects take all their subjects within the one program to minimise any problems with timetable clashes. For example:

CodeName Study period Credit Points
FINA20030 Studio Studies 4
Semester 2
FINA20032 Critical and Theoretical Studies 4
Semester 2

More information

For further course information and application instructions please refer to the University Inbound Exchange and Study Abroad page.

To find out what life in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is like for a current student, visit the Current Students webpage, or read music, art, stage and screen stories via Precinct.