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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) course offers intensive studio-based actor training that produces industry-ready, professional performers with a strong sense of individual expression.

VCA Music Theatre has a strong connection to Melbourne’s thriving music theatre profession. Students participate in daily studio-based training with working artists, and in industry master classes with international guest teachers. We take a highly personalised approach to our training, supporting your unique qualities while developing your artistic and technical capacity.

The program offers extensive practical training in music theatre’s three principal disciplines – singing, acting and dancing – with specialist staff in each area. A fourth core subject explores the practice of these skills in combination for music theatre performance.

Breadth subjects at each year level enable you to explore cross disciplinary studies from the wider University community, accessing multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills that will build on existing knowledge or present opportunities for you to investigate and develop new interests.

You will

  • Develop advanced, practical filmmaking skills including direction of actors, cinematography, sound recording and editing, production management, assistant directing and other fundamental principles of filmmaking
  • Learn to research, develop, write and design a narrative short film
  • Strengthen your individual creative voice, and crewing on your fellow students’ productions – which develops valuable peer networks and skills.
  • Acquire ability to critically and constructively critique your own and peers’ screen production work in the context of the broader history of screen culture
  • Collaborate with Interactive Composition, Theatre, Film and Television, and Production students throughout the course.

Future pathways

Upon completion of the course, you may choose to apply for a fourth-year Honours degree. An honours year provides an intensive mode of study allowing you to master your specialisation and create a pathway into advanced graduate study options in acting.

The course offers immersive, integrated and experiential practice-based studio and performance studies in acting, voice, dance and music. Embedded in the cultural capital of Australia, you will learn from internationally recognised performers, teachers and industry professionals. You will have opportunities to work with visiting artists from Australia and abroad. As a graduate, you will be equipped with the singing, dancing and acting skills to perform in a diverse range of contexts including professional music theatre, theatre, television, film and cabaret.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

CRICOS

075490A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,112.00 (16,11,991) per year
Indicative total course fee: AUD $95,008
Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Southbank Campus

234 Street Kilda Road,

SOUTHBANK,

Victoria,

3006, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for entry to an undergraduate degree you must fulfill all of the following requirements: Complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or an overseas qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12. Applicants who have completed their GCE A Levels can satisfy the University's English language requirements by achieving at least a grade C in one of these approved English subjects: AS or A Level General Paper, AS or A Level General Studies, AS or A level English Language, AS or A level English Literature, AS or A level English Language and Literature. English language requirements: TOEFL - Paper based test - a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English. Internet based test - a score of 79 and scores of: Writing: 21, Speaking: 18, Reading: 13, Listening 13. IELTS (Academic) - an overall band score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) - an overall score of between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50. Cambridge English: Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - A Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169.

For international students

Completed secondary education recently (within the past two years)
Completed some or all of a higher education qualification
Completed some or all of a VET qualification

English language requirements

TOEFL – you need a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test, or a score of 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test.
IELTS – you need a score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0. Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score of between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50. Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

The University of Melbourne offers below pathways course for this subject
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