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.

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VCA Events

Disclosure – Graduate Dance Season

Saturday 16 Nov 2019 at 2:00pm
Performing Arts Building
Presented by: Dance and Production An evening of contemporary dance showcasing graduating students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) in new works by Alisdair Macindoe, Larissa McGowan and James O’Hara. Generating the possible in the spaces of the unknown, the continuing and the felt, thes...

Hope Dies Last: Art at the End of Optimism Exhibition

Tuesday 12 Nov 2019 - Saturday 16 Nov 2019
40 Dodds Street
Hope Dies Last: Art at the End of Optimism is an exhibition of Australian and international contemporary art presented across two sites, the Margaret Lawrence Gallery and Gertrude Contemporary. The project focuses on how artists consider the depletion of optimism, how they might envisage the end of ...

Disclosure – Graduate Dance Season

Thursday 14 Nov 2019 - Saturday 16 Nov 2019
Performing Arts Building
Presented by: Dance and Production An evening of contemporary dance showcasing graduating students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) in new works by Alisdair Macindoe, Larissa McGowan and James O’Hara. Generating the possible in the spaces of the unknown, the continuing and the felt, thes...
  • Music Theatre Company 2019

    November 6 2019
    Music Theatre Company 2019 have had a remarkable journey at VCA that has seen them soak up opportunities to learn from the world’s best, both here and overseas. From 'Mo...
  • On the Town

    September 21 2019
    An energetic wartime musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, featuring thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein with playful lyrics and book by Betty Comd...
  • Mirror Mirror

    September 12 2019
    At a private high school in America’s south, a teenage boy is exiled for being himself, unleashing something evil amongst them. Part fairytale, part nightmare, part Goss...

News

Meet Jasmine Vaughns, Music Theatre student at the University of Melbourne

17 September 2019
Jasmine Vaughns, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) student, talks about meeting her idol in New York and the importance of being brave....

Dr Andrew McAliece and Dr Richard Simmie: supporting performing arts students, through their lifetime giving and a gift in their Wills

13 August 2019
Andrew McAliece and Richard Simmie’s decision to support performing arts students, through their lifetime giving and a gift in their Wills, has opened up a whole new wor...

Jesus Christ! Meet VCA Superstar Robert Tripolino

19 June 2019
Robert Tripolino graduated in 2011 with the first ever cohort of Music Theatre students at the Victorian College of the Arts. Now Robert has landed the title role of Jesu...