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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  • Morning Melodies 2019

    August 19 2019
    Our Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) students return to the Arts Centre in Melbourne for Morning Melodies, celebrating works that span Rodgers and Hammerstein to modern d...
  • Flora, The Red Menace

    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

    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...

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...

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

14 December 2018
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 to Thuy On about h...