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

My Future in Fine Arts

Wednesday 26 Jun 2019 at 6:00pm
Federation Hall
Interested in applying for the Bachelor of Fine Arts? At our My Future in Fine Arts course information evening, you will meet VCA academics and current students from all areas of specialisation, and learn about how our intensive studio-based training provides the breathing space and support to devel...

Flora, The Red Menace

Tuesday 25 Jun 2019 - Wednesday 26 Jun 2019
Grant Street Theatre
Graduating Music Theatre and Production students present Kander and Ebb's Flora, The Red Menace. Written in 1965 but set in 1935, this rarely-seen gem tells the story of the indefatigable Flora, who falls in love with Harry, a Communist. Their romance is tested as she's torn between her job, the Par...
  • 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...
  • Music Theatre Showcase

    October 1 2018
    The VCA Music Theatre Showcase at Grant Street Theatre. Photos by Drew Echberg...