ALL degree & diploma courses at AIM involve an audition and/or interview to assess skills & aptitude to study. The audition process allows AIM to assess potential & advise on the best course of study. The applicant also has the opportunity to ask questions regarding study at AIM.
What happens after you apply?
A member of the AIM Admissions team will contact you by phone to organise your audition/interview date and time, and a confirmation email will be sent to you. They will also inform you about the interstate & international submission process if this appropriate to your case.
Go to Specific Entry & Audition Requirements for more detailed information on each course.
- Take time to fully prepare for your audition. Choose songs/tracks carefully. Rehearse (performers) or review your compositions & mixes (production students) so you know them as well as possible.
- Choose songs that you feel most confident with, that represent your interest & abilities.
- Remember: We are not here to judge you, but to help you get to where you want to go.
- Most of all, try to relax and enjoy it. This is an audition/interview for your education, not for professional work.
International & Interstate Applicants
International & Interstate Applicants are required to send a DVD of their performance in lieu of a live audition or a DVD/CD of their creative work in lieu of a production interview. A phone/skype interview may also be required. For all students whose previous education had not been conducted in English: a minimum IELTS Overall Band Score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5, or equivalent English assessment is required.
The IELTS cannot be more than 2 years old from the commencement of the course.
Supporting Documents and Previous Studies
Applicants are expected to have completed the NSW Higher School Certificate or equivalent and are asked to provide evidence of prior studies. All supporting documents submitted with the application must be coloured copies or scans of the original, and AIM reserves the right to contact the issuing organisation for verification purposes. Where a mature-aged applicant does not have secondary education qualifications or equivalent qualifications, the applicant may be required to undertake a tertiary preparation assessment. Domestic students wishing to use VET qualifications as equivalence to NSW HSC, must have completed full time study of no less than 2 years in an accredited Certificate IV level course or higher.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Candidates who have documentary evidence of study at a recognised institution may apply to have subjects credited towards their course. Applicants should advise AIM at the time of audition and/or interview if they wish to seek credit for previous relevant studies from a recognised institution. A recognised institution is any institution currently accredited by the Australian government. Download the RPL form
If You Are Unsuccessful
If a student is not successful in the audition/interview for a Bachelor Degree or Diploma course, counselling and/or a second audition/interview may be arranged to determine the best possible strategy for assisting the student to achieve their academic aspirations. This may involve being offered a place in our Diploma of Music course. It is possible for Diploma students to transfer into the Bachelor of Music, based on their progress and results.