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Admittance to RIA is by audition and interview only

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Rowville Secondary College welcomes all students who live in the Rowville school zone as stipulated by the Department of Education and Training Victoria. However, students from all areas (even if they are not zoned to Rowville) are welcome to request consideration for enrolment into any of our educational programs, including the Institute of the Arts. In order to be considered for admittance to RIA, students must undertake an audition to assess their suitability for this program.

Our main audition session is held in June each year for admittance for the following year, or for Semester 2 of the current year. We also hold a secondary round of auditions each September/October. Following this, individual auditions may be requested.

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.

Please visit our Prospective Students page.

Complete Expression of Interest Form.

School Tours

Institute of the Arts is located on our Eastern Campus.

Our school tours run every Friday and every second Tuesday at 9.30am (school term only), Humphreys Way, Rowville.

Book a School Tour

Open Nights

Eastern Campus School Open Night and RIA Program Information Night events generally occur early Term 1 or early Term 2 each year – please check our website for dates.

RIA Audition Information

Auditions for enrolment in 2023 and Semester 2, 2022 will take place during the afternoon of Wednesday, 1 June, 2022.

Late applications are now being received for students wishing to enrol in Year 7, 2023 or students wishing to enrol in Year 7 – 12 for Semester 2, 2022. The following documents outline the details of the audition process and all applicants should contact the RIA Administrator ASAP at ria@rowvillesc.vic.edu.au:

Students wishing to enrol in Year 8–12, 2023 should complete an Expression of Interest, and will be contacted regarding our September Audition session.