Inbound Exchange at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
Students without a background in Music or Fine Arts
If you are not working towards a major or degree in Fine Arts or Music, our undergraduate breadth subjects may be a good option for you. Breadth subjects allow you to gain knowledge and understanding across a broad range of disciplines, enabling you to develop insight, experience and new ways of thinking in areas distinct from the main fields of study in your degree.
You will need to meet any relevant prerequisites to enrol.
For more information and application instructions visit the University Inbound Exchange and Study Abroad page.
Students already studying Fine Arts or Music
If you’re enrolled in a major or degree in creative arts practice, you may be able to study in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music for a semester or a year. Entry is by competitive audition or folio submission, in addition to the academic and English language requirements.
First, you’ll need to submit an online exchange application. Once your application is received, we’ll email you a list of application requirements.
Next, email your application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
There are currently no exchange or study abroad places available in the disciplines of Music Theatre, Theatre (Drama), Animation, Screenwriting, or Film and Television.
There are limited places available in the following disciplines:
- Dance (classes start 18 February for Semester one, 2019 intake. Classes start 15 July for Semester two intake)
- Theatre (Drama)
- Visual Art
- Production (for the Australian academic year, February to November, only).
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 one
- Artefact and Performance 2 (DPSS10005) Semester two
- Frontiers in Design and Technology (DPSS2002) Semester one
- Design and the Moving Image (THTR20034) July intensive
- History of Cool: Fashion and Attitude (DPSS10007) Semester two
Folio requirements vary between the different options listed below.
Drawing and printmaking
Select a minimum of 20 works demonstrating your engagement in drawing and/or printmaking. Your folio should include life and general drawings, sketchbooks, and any other relevant work, including paintings, photographs, journals, three-dimensional objects and new media works.
Provide a folio of drawings and other works on paper (eight 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
The preferred formats for images are jpeg or PDF. All files must be numbered to correspond to a separate listing of the title, date, medium and dimensions of each work.
Your two to five minute showreel should be saved as a single QuickTime movie file. It must be playable on QuickTime and VLC media players.
Your recorded audition must fulfil all sections of the outlined tasks.
Download the BFA-DANCE Video Audition Instructions (Pdf 1.3 MB)
Download the music for Section Six of your recorded audition:
BFA Dance Audition Improvisation Task 1 (wma file, 3MB)
BFA Dance Audition Improvisation Task 2 (wma file, 3MB)
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.
Download the Physiotherapy Examination Form (Pdf 70 KB).
To minimise timetable clashes, it’s a good idea to take level one or two subjects within the one program.
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Students studying music
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music offers study options in performance and composition.
Students wishing to undertake music performance subjects must send an audition recording as part of their application for exchange. The recording should consist of at least three works, demonstrating your skill on the instrument you wish to study. The pieces should be of contrasting styles and periods and the audition program should be no longer than 20 minutes.
For a trial period, the Conservatorium has agreed to waive the requirement of auditions from performance-based music students from Faculty partners. The partners to which this applies are:
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
- Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK
- Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
- University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz
- University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
- Chicago College of Performing Arts, USA.
Ensemble options are also available to students with little or no musical experience.
Ensembles with audition requirements
Auditions are required for entry to the following:
- Baroque Ensemble
- Big Band
- Chamber Music
- Chamber Orchestra
- Early Voices
- Piano Duo and Duet.
Ensembles with no prerequisite requirements
Ensemble subjects that have no prerequisite requirements include:
- African Drum and Dance
- Chinese Music Ensemble
- Great Opera Choruses
- World Music Choir.