Audition / Interview Guidelines


English Proficiency Requirements

For all Academy programmes a minimum is required in any of the following:

Course Requirement Score
ALL EmSAT which is the national system in the UAE 875 - 1225 (B1) or above
TOEFL PBT TOEFL PBT 5.5 or above
ALL IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 5.5 or above
ALL The Cambridge Test of Advanced English 160 or above
ALL The City & Guilds International Test of English for Speakers of Other Languages ESOL (IESOL) B1/B2 or above
ALL The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 44 or above

BA Production Arts

What to have prepared?

If you have a portfolio of your prior work and experience in theatre, please have it with you to discuss. It could include photographs, programmes, lighting plans, prompt copies, etc. This is a great opportunity to provide a starting point for discussion with your interview panel.

Please also ensure you send the items below to admissions@spaa.ae before your Zoom call:

  • Photograph (passport size)
  • Proof of Education 
  • Copy of IELTS / TOEFL scoring certificate (if you have it)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) 

What to expect? 

The interview day will begin with a talk about the course content and structure, and an opportunity for you to ask questions and meet the Programme Leader.

The discussion will be conducted in English only. This is a chance for the panel to get to know you.

Photographs will be taken on interview day for SPAA social media and panel members’ usage only.

Please let us know if you DO NOT wish to have your photo taken or to be filmed during the interview process.  

BA Musical Theatre  

What to have prepared? 

You will need to prepare and perform one (1) musical theatre song in English; this can be from any musical theatre style or genre.   

This needs to be sent to admissions@spaa.ae before your interview date. 

Optional: please send us a 1-minute video of movement. This could be in any style / genre of movement you wish to demonstrate, such as jazz, contemporary, etc. and must be to music. 

Please also ensure you send the items below to admissions@spaa.ae before your Zoom call:

  • Photograph (passport size)
  • Proof of Education
  • Copy of IELTS / TOEFL scoring certificate 
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) 

What to expect? 

The interview day will begin with a talk about the course content and structure, and an opportunity for you to ask questions and meet the Programme Leader. 

The discussion will be conducted in English only. This is a chance for the panel to get to know you. 

Photography will be taken on interview day for SPAA social media and panel members’ usage only.

Please let us know if you DO NOT wish to have your photo taken or be filmed during the interview process.  

BA Acting  

What to have prepared? 

You will need to prepare one (1) audition speech from a published play, which should last about 2 minutes, and no longer than 3 minutes.

*Please note that ALL audition material needs to be presented/performed in English and must NOT be written by the auditionee. All monologues must be sourced from a published play.

This recording needs to be sent to admissions@spaa.ae before your interview day.

Please also ensure you send the items below to admissions@spaa.ae before your Zoom call:

  • Photograph (passport size)
  • Proof of Education  
  • Copy of IELTS / TOEFL scoring certificate 
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

 What to expect? 

The interview day will begin with a talk about the course content and structure, and an opportunity for you to ask questions and meet the Programme Leader.

The discussion will be conducted in English only. This is a chance for the panel to get to know you.

Photography will be taken on interview day for SPAA social media and panel members’ usage only.

Please let us know if you DO NOT wish to have your photo taken or be filmed during the interview process. 

BTEC Level 2

You need to be between the ages of 14-16 to do this course. 
There will no audition and all applications will be accepted. 
Any queries please do email BTEC@spaa.ae