Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)

  • CRICOS code: 075490A
  • VTAC code: 3800638951
  • International VTAC code: 3800638953

What will I study?


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) is a three-year degree that equips graduates with the knowledge and artistic technical skills necessary to engage and thrive in the professional music theatre industry.

The course offers immersive, integrated and experiential practice-based studio and performance studies in acting, voice, dance and music. Embedded in the cultural capital of Australia, you will learn from internationally recognised performers, teachers and industry professionals. You will have opportunities to work with visiting artists from Australia and abroad. As a graduate, you will be equipped with the singing, dancing and acting skills to perform in a diverse range of contexts including professional music theatre, theatre, television, film and cabaret.

In the first year, you will engage in foundational techniques to develop and strengthen your instrument (body and voice) enabling creative self-expression. In the second year, you will use your instrument to engage in adjustments applied to style and character. Before entering the final year of study, you will have the unique opportunity to travel overseas or undertake a professional internship. The synthesis of these skills culminates in third year with multiple capstone experiences. These capstone experiences provide the opportunity to work with industry professionals to mount two full scale musicals and an industry showcase.

Your breadth studies

As part of your course at each year level, you can select breadth subjects either from our VCA elective subjects, or explore cross disciplinary studies from the wider University community, accessing multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills that will build on existing knowledge or present opportunities for you to investigate and develop new interests.

The breadth subjects available to commencing BFA students include those in fine arts (acting, animation, dance, production, film and television, music theatre, screenwriting, theatre and visual art), as well as music education, Indigenous knowledges, law, languages, psychology, social sciences, humanities, science, marketing and many more.

More about the University’s breadth subjects


You will be on campus full time, five days a week, embedded in a collaborative and practice-based environment. Performance seasons will require greater time commitment.

Sample course plan

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300-point program