Admittance to RIA is by audition and interview only.

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 Parents & Families Information page for insight into Rowville Secondary College.

School Tours, Information Nights & Auditions

Eastern Campus School Tours

Every Friday and every second Tuesday at 9.30am, Humphreys Way, Rowville. You must book in to attend these tours as places fill fast. School tours only operate during the school term.

Book a School Tour

RIA Audition Information

Auditions for enrolment in 2023 and Semester 2, 2022 will take place during the afternoon of Wednesday, 1 June, 2022. A request for audition should be made no later than Friday 13 May, as per the details listed in the Audition Pack below. The following documents outline all details of the Audition process:

All other enquiries should be directed to the RIA Administrator at or on 9755 4629.