Hunter School of the Performing Arts


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Entertainment Industry Auditions

Applicants will be considered for an Entertainment Industry placement at Hunter School of the Performing Arts through an individual audition, interview and a workshop.

Individual Audition & Interview

The individual audition and interview will be conducted by a panel consisting of at least two members of the Entertainment Industry (Theatre) staff.

Applicants will present evidence of involvement and creativity in their selected entertainment industry field and discuss their role.

Applicants should present a portfolio of work and experience that contains work reports from production directors of shows or employers, copies of programs and any relevant certification, demonstrating their ability in set design, lighting and sound design.

The individual audition and interview will also consist of students being given an unprepared task which relates directly to their chosen entertainment industry field.

Students will be given the plot of a play/dance production or the outline of a scene within a play/dance segment and asked for ideas on a possible set, lighting or sound design.

This individual audition and interview may take up to one hour duration and will assess:

  • ability to translate knowledge/understanding of performance requirements in their field
  • creativity and imagination
  • concentration and focus

Group Workshop

A compulsory group workshop will be held after the Individual Auditions and Interview.

This workshop may include elements of dance, drama and music, but will focus primarily on student knowledge and skills in the use of theatre-based equipment and technology.

The emphasis in the workshop is on creativity, teamwork, discipline and the ability to closely follow instructions.

Suitable Clothing 

Applicants should wear comfortable clothing which is easy to move in, such as track suits, t-shirts, jeans, sloppy-joes. Footwear should be joggers or comfortable shoes. Applicants should not audition in their school uniform.

Performing Arts Curriculum

If successful it is our understanding that all applicants acknowledge and accept our performing arts curriculum.

New Year 3 to Year 8 students are required to follow through with his/her auditioned performing arts subject until at least Year 10.

It is the strong expectation that new Year 9 to Year 11 students will follow through with their auditioned performing arts subject until Year 12.