Admittance to RIA is by audition and interview only.


We encourage everyone who feels they can fulfill the selection criteria to apply. Please note that not all applicants will be accepted.

All candidates, regardless of specialism, are assessed against the following criteria

RIA students demonstrate:

  • A highly developed artistic ability in at least one field, either performing or visual arts.
  • A positive attitude and commitment to academic study
  • A positive attitude and commitment to the development of skills in their chosen artistic field
  • A strong desire to pursue their passion for the arts
  • A high level of commitment and motivation in pursuit of personal success

Applications are made to RIA in writing and should contain the following:

  • The completed Student Application Form (included in application package)
  • The student’s last report card
  • Details of competitions, awards or productions the students have participated in/received
  • A 150 word report written by the student detailing why he/she would like to be accepted into the program.

Information Evenings & Auditions


Our next information evening and auditions will be held in Term 2, 2018. Please check back for further information and dates, or click here to lodge an Expression of Interest.

Eastern Campus tours – Fridays, 9.30am – Humphreys Way, Rowville

Please phone (03) 9755 4555 for bookings.

For more information about enrolment, auditions or the Institute, please call Jenn Walter, RIA Creative Director, on 9755 4629 or download an information pack below.