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.

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

Rowville Institute of the Arts Information Night

Tuesday 27 April: Register here 

RIA Application & Audition Information


Important Dates

Auditions for 2022, or Semester 2, 2021 commencement will take place on Wednesday, June 9th. Please see application and audition documents above for more details.

Applications for 2022 or Semester 2, 2021 commencement are now open. To apply, please complete the RIA Application Pack and return no later than Friday, 21st May, 2021.

Our RIA Information Night will be held on Tuesday, 27th April, 2021. For more details, please complete an Expression of Interest.