- Synthesise vocal, physical and acting skills to develop a holistic music theatre performance
- Adapt skills and creative choices to develop performance in accord with given direction, musical direction and choreography
- Develop a repertoire of prepared work (songs and monologues) for audition purposes to a professional standard
- Have an enhanced understanding of the construction and development of works for music theatre
VCA Music Theatre is designed as an intensive skills-building program that produces industry-ready, professional performers with a strong sense of individual expression.
The program offers extensive practical training in music theatre’s three principal disciplines – singing, acting and dancing – both as individual crafts and in combination. Public performance is an integral part of the program beginning in second year, with fully staged performances in third year and culminating in an industry showcase for agents, directors and producers.
Music Theatre has a strong focus on, and connection to, Melbourne's thriving music theatre profession and students participate in daily studio-based training with working artists and industry master classes with international guest teachers.
The program also encourages the development and performance of new music theatre works.