Music Theatre

Music Theatre encompasses the three principal disciplines of singing, acting and dance. At the VCA these are taught as individual crafts and also in combination.

Study Music Theatre at the VCA

Our training is intensive, practical, studio-based and industry focused. Public performance is a core part of the training we offer, with performances by second and third year students every year. Nurturing individual voices is a priority, as is developing new Australian music theatre work. Since 2011, the VCA has supported two new works, Dreamsong and A Little Touch of Chaos. Both were written, developed and premiered at the VCA.

Music Theatre has a strong focus on the Australian industry, particularly in Melbourne, with industry leaders engaged as guest lecturers, music directors and advisors for the discipline.

Training in a studio environment

Our students work creatively and collaboratively to explore the discipline. Studio practice underpins our training programs, with an emphasis on collaboration and public performance seasons.

Music Theatre Courses

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Upcoming Events

Majlis Travelling Scholarship Exhibition

Tuesday 20 Aug 2019 - Saturday 24 Aug 2019
40 Dodds Street
The Majlis Travelling Scholarship is open to third (final) year undergraduate students at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, School of Art. A travelling scholarship of $10,000 is awarded to a third year student that will allow them to travel overseas at the conclusion of their undergraduate studies...

Bauhaus Now

Wednesday 21 Aug 2019 - Sunday 25 Aug 2019
Buxton Contemporary
Guest curated by Ann Stephen In the year of its centenary the Bauhaus returns to haunt our museums. How do contemporary artists re-imagine a relationship to this legendary school? Are they scavengers raiding the ruins of modernism, appropriators of ‘good design’ kitsch or acolytes of an unholy se...

Bauhaus Now

Wednesday 28 Aug 2019 - Sunday 1 Sep 2019
Buxton Contemporary
Guest curated by Ann Stephen In the year of its centenary the Bauhaus returns to haunt our museums. How do contemporary artists re-imagine a relationship to this legendary school? Are they scavengers raiding the ruins of modernism, appropriators of ‘good design’ kitsch or acolytes of an unholy se...
  • Flora, The Red Menace

    Performance, Event, Season
    June 20 2019
    Graduating Music Theatre and Production students present Kander and Ebb's Flora, The Red Menace. This gentle comic romance features a lovely score by Kander and Ebb (Cabaret,...
  • Mongrel 2019

    Performance, Event
    May 16 2019
    Music Theatre and Interactive Composition students collaborate to develop original works that are quick, hilarious, provocative and thoughtful. In our intimate cabaret setting...
  • Music Theatre Company 2018

    Season, Other
    November 1 2018
    Music Theatre Company 2018 are defined by their passion, their depth of feeling, their curiosity and the sensitivity and commitment that they bring to their work.They have bee...

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Meet Tyran Parke, the new Head of Music Theatre at the University of Melbourne

Award-winning singer, actor, director and recording artist Tyran Parke will be stepping into the role of Head of VCA Music Theatre in January 2019. He talks …

26 Sep 2018 | PRECINCT

In Pictures: Into the Woods

This month, graduating Music Theatre and Production students put on a sell-out season of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods. Directed by Gary Young, …

21 Sep 2018 | PRECINCT

Margot Fenley to step down as Head of VCA Music Theatre

Head of VCA Music Theatre Margot Fenley has announced she will step down at the end of 2018 to take on a new teaching position within …