A number of Visual & Performing Arts Scholarships are available to both prospective and current students of The King David School who are entering Years 9 through 11 in 2020. These Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding ability in visual or performing arts in addition to Academic excellence.

Are you eligible to apply?

To apply you must be able to demonstrate talent in one of the following areas.

  • Performing Arts –  Drama
  • Performing Arts –  Musical Theatre Music
  • Visual Arts

Criteria

Music

Selection will be based on musical talent and will take into account:

  • the results of a 20-minute audition conducted by the Head of Music and specialist instrumental staff (see below)
  • a music aptitude test
  • previous music and school reports
  • an interview with the relevant Head of School
Visual Arts

Performing Arts Scholarship (Drama)

Audition Guidelines

Students applying for the Performing Arts Scholarship (Drama) at The King David School will be required to attend an interview/audition in which they present one of the monologues from the list prescribed by the School and/or, by prior arrangement, submit an audio or video recording of a recent performance.  Candidates should learn and prepare their monologue for performance to the interview panel focusing on characterisation. It is not necessary for applicants to apply stagecraft such as costume, sound and make-up in their audition piece.

Performing Arts Scholarship (Musical Theatre)

Audition Guidelines

Students applying for the Performing Arts Scholarship (Musical Theatre) at The King David School will be required to attend an interview/audition in which they sing a song of their choice and present one of the monologues from the list prescribed by the School and/or, by prior arrangement, submit an audio or video recording of a recent performance.  Candidates should learn and prepare their monologue for performance to the interview panel focusing on characterisation.   It is not necessary for applicants to apply stagecraft such as costume, sound and make-up to their audition piece.  Candidates must submit their sheet music one week prior to their audition if they require musical accompaniment or bring in a backing track, if required.

Audience

Students entering Years 9,10,11 in 2020

How to apply

All applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • submit copies of the 2 most recent school reports (part of KDS online application).
  • most recent Naplan results (part of KDS online application).
  • complete the King David online application HERE
  • register with Edutest (link to Edutest will be provided once an online application has been made to The King David School)
  • an interview with the Principal, Marc Light.
  • you are encouraged to attend a Discovery Tour. Please click here for bookings.

Once the Admissions Department has received your application, you will be invited to attend an interview with Principal, Marc Light.

Value

All scholarships are at the discretion of the Principal scholarships cover a percentage of the academic  tuition fees.

Scholarships do not cover:

  • the cost of books, stationery or uniforms
  • consolidated charge
  • discretionary charges such as overseas trips/ interstate music camp

Duration

Tenures vary but generally holders are expected to complete their secondary education at KDS

Special Conditions

Visual and Performing Arts scholarship holders are expected to maintain a sound standard of academic achievement

The  Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates outstanding ability in Visual or Performing Arts in  addition to Academic excellence. It is conferred at Year 9 or above and continues until completion of VCE and is dependent upon the student continuing with  A Visual or Performing Arts subject in there chosen area Units 1 to 4 at VCE and taking part in all required school musical events.

The Audition process

Once application is submitted a detailed description of the Audtion process will be sent.

A scholarship may be withdrawn if the Principal is not satisfied with the diligence or conduct of the holder. Failure to pay fees may also lead to withdrawal. The School reserves the right not to award any or all of the scholarships available.