Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) is designed as an intensive, skills building program across Music Theatre's principal disciplines of singing, acting and dance. You will develop knowledge and skills to adapt to the various requirements of genre and style, and a spirit of enquiry about the artist's capacity to reflect, respond and contribute to cultural and social debate and understanding through their work.  Music Theatre students enjoy regular engagement with leaders in the profession. The course has a strong focus on, and connection to, Melbourne's thriving Music Theatre profession through daily studio-based training with working artists, and industry master classes with international guest teachers. It also encourages the development and performance of new Music Theatre works. Many of our graduates have established careers in commercial music theatre, independent music theatre, cabaret, concerts, recording, working on cruise ships, theatre in education and a diverse range of allied performing arts practice.

Recent graduates have been cast in a wide range of Music Theatre productions and allied performance areas since graduating, including:
Les Miserables, King Kong, Flower Children, The Addams Family, Gaybies South Pacific, Jersey Boys, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Annie, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Producers, ChessMoonshadow, An Officer and a Gentleman, feature films, television and in national and international tours of works for children. 

Past VCA Music Theatre graduates include: 
Teagan Wouters (Wednesday Addams: The Addams Family, Legally Blonde, Francine: Jersey Boys), Winston Hillyer (Simba: The Lion King, Germany), Erin Cornell (Elphaba: Wicked, Tokyo), Danielle Mattews (Winner: The Rob Guest Endowment 2009), Robert Tripolino (Green Room Award Winner, Cabaret 2013, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Gaybies, The Addams Family), Leah Lim (King Kong, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Kismet), Jensen Overend (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Rock of Ages), Ross Hannaford (Cirque de Soleil, Wicked, We Will Rock You, Shout, numerous Production Company shows), Benjamin Clark (The Ten Tenors International Touring Ensemble). Other alumni work in cabaret, children's theatre, as recording artists, actors and dancers in a variety of setting.

Career Outcomes:

  • Music theatre performer
  • Creator of new music theatre work
  • Dancer
  • Singer
  • Actor


3 years full time
No part time option

Semester One
No mid-year entry or deferrals
Course Outline
Refer to the University's Handbook
Course Fees

Refer to University's Future Students Fees
Refer to the University's Scholarships pages
Areas of Study
Voice Studies
Dance Studies
Acting Studies
Music Theatre Combination Class
Music Theatre Contextual Studies
New Work Performance Project
Closing Dates
Late applications will not be accepted
Domestic applications
5pm (EST) 27 September 2014 to guarantee you will be offered a live audition.
5pm (EST) 8 November 2014 and applicants will not be guaranteed a live audition.
International applications
13 September 2014 (if attending an audition in person)
15 November 2014
Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible to avoid visa delays
Music Theatre Audition Workshops (2014 dates TBC)