What will I learn?

In this course you’ll develop your unique personality as a musical theatre performer, focussing on your vocal, acting and dancing and developing additional skills in areas of interest such as songwriting, second instrument studies and arts management. You’ll create and deliver major performance works, from concept to professional realisation.

You will study through a combination of specialised one-on-one tutoring and coaching and group master classes, actively engaging in individual and collaborative performances, culminating in regular concerts, showcases and musical productions. You will learn theoretical and technical skills in all aspects of creative musicianship to support you as you progress. You will hone your skills through a vast array of elective choices, helping to define your industry readiness.

At the conclusion of the course you will have expert knowledge of contemporary music theatre practice. You will be able to communicate effectively as a contemporary performer and demonstrate initiative in a variety of contexts.


Major Study: Develop Practical skills & performance techniques across singing, acting, dancing and creating. Units such as: Major Study (1-6) and Performance Studies (1-6)

Scholarship: Get a grip on music theory and history, and learn to contextualise and critique in your chosen areas of interest. Units such as Music Materials and Techniques 1 and 2, Critical Studies and Aural training.

Ensemble: Develop the art of group singing, culminating each year in a major AIM musical.

Associated Studies and Electives: Sharpen your focus or explore more to hone your skills.


The musical theatre industry is comprised of many different activities and roles. At the conclusion of your course you’ll be able to communicate effectively and demonstrate initiative in a variety of contexts. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to explore a range of career options including:

Casting Administrator
Music Theatre Performer
Performing Arts Administrator
Performing Arts Teacher
Stage Manager
Voiceover Artist



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,680.00 (13,21,199) per year
AUD $74,040 for the entire course
Start date

Expected September 2021


Australian Institute of Music (AIM)

Sydney Campus,

1 Foveaux Street,


New South Wales,

2010, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,680.00 (13,21,199) per year
AUD $74,040 for the entire course
Start date

Expected September 2021


Melbourne Campus

120 King Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the equivalent of Year 12 or equivalent. English Proficiency - IELTS 6.0 Academic.

For international students

The following is the background pathway criteria for entry into our AIM undergraduate degree programs for international students:

a. i) Applicants with recent Higher Education (tertiary) study - at least 6 months full time (at Bachelor degree level or higher) from an internationally-accredited institution OR

ii) Applicants with completed secondary education matriculation in the last 2 years (NSW HSC or recognised equivalent) OR

c. Mature age applicants (21+yrs) not meeting the above criteria but with sufficient previous work / life experience deemed relevant by AIM. AND

b. Applicants obtain an English Language Proficiency IELTS accreditation score of 6.0 or higher, or failing that, have enrolled in an accredited English for Academic Purposes pathway program.