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Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School

Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School

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CAPA Audition information

Our 2nd Round of auditions for 2024 are now closed.

Our next round of CAPA auditions for 2025 will be in March 2024.


Please register your interest to audition for our 2025 1st Round of auditions.

Register your interest to audition here


Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Northmead Creative & Performing Arts High School. Our curriculum teaching programs include: Circus, Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts across year groups 7 - 12 with our auditioned students forming our Gifted or High Potential classes. Additionally, our ensemble groups and companies, support and extend opportunities for students, through a range of performances, interests and skill development. 

CAPA Audition applications are to be submitted with all documentation, portfolio and video submissions online.

Applications without supporting documentation including school reports or previous NAPLAN results will not be considered.

Refer to specific information about Audition Video or Portfolio requirements in each of the CAPA areas listed below.

An online audition process requires candidates to submit:

  1. Introduction video and Portfolio for Visual Arts.
  2. Supporting documentation including:
  • Two most recent school reports
  • Most recent portrait photo of the candidate (head and shoulders - eg. school photo)
  • Two middle pages of the most recent NAPLAN results (Year 3 if student did not sit Year 5 Naplan)
  • Reference letter from a current tutor or teacher referee if applicable 

Step 1

Record an Introduction Video if applying for Visual Arts. Refer to the questions given in the information for these CAPA areas. This video should be between 2 - 3 minutes in length.

Step 2

Record an Audition Video (Visual Arts only) and attach a Portfolio for Visual Arts of your performance or work demonstrating skills and repertoire for the area(s) that you are applying for.

Please review videos before sending, ensuring that it is appropriate for the audition.

All videos should be attached in mp4 file format.

Refer to specific information about Audition Video or Portfolio requirements in each of the CAPA areas listed below.

CIRCUS audition information

DANCE audition information

DRAMA audition information

MUSIC - Both Vocal and Instrument audition information

VISUAL ARTS audition information

Step 3

Each CAPA subject area has a $50 application fee. For example, if applying for both Music and Drama, the fee is $100.  Multiple submissions including audition videos should be submitted at the same time as one application.

Payment can be made online here


 You will be notified via email upon successful receipt of the application, and payment of the audition fee. Please take note of your receipt number as you will need to submit this in the application form.

Step 4

Submit both Introduction and Audition Videos/Portfolio (for Visual Arts only) along with your completed application and supporting documentation.

You will need to sign in to a Google account, either your own or your childs, to access the form and upload your files into the form.

Step 5

For students auditioning for Dance and Music, backing tracks are required. 

For Dance:

Backing tracks can be on a USB, Phone, IPOD/IPAD or tablet.

For Music:

 ●       Backing tracks should be used where necessary to demonstrate pitch and rhythmic skills.

●       Backing tracks to be bought on either laptop/phone/ipad, USB, and will be played through a sound system

●       Piano candidates auditioning do not require the use of a backing track for accompaniment.

●       Candidates should be dressed in appropriate attire. Current school uniform is acceptable.

●       Please bring your own instrument. Drum kit, piano/keyboard, guitar/bass amplifier will be provided.

Step 6

Candidates who are successful will be notified by email. 

Candidates who are unsuccessful will be notified by email and provided with feedback regarding their performances and applications. 

General selection criteria to attend Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School 

• Proven involvement/experience and expertise in the creative and/or performing arts

• A strong academic record 

• Positive behaviour and attendance record 

• Proven record of involvement in other extra-curricular activities 

• Successful submission of audition video/portfolio and selection by the panel via interview