Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)

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

Where will this take me?



Graduates will develop a rich and variable set of approaches and practices that can be applied across a diverse range of contexts including professional music theatre, theatre, television, film and cabaret, covering acting, singing, and dancing skills and knowledge to contribute to musical theatre productions that create pathways to prospective employment.


A specialisation in musical theatre could lead to a number of roles - both on and off stage, including:

  • Music theatre performer
  • Creator of new music theatre work
  • Dancer
  • Singer
  • Actor

Robert Tripolino

Meet our graduate Robert Tripolino

Robert Tripolino graduated in 2011 with the first-ever cohort of Music Theatre students at the Victorian College of the Arts. Robert has gone onto to land numerous roles in Music Theatre in Australia and overseas, including the title role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, at the Barbican, on the West End in London.

"Moving to London felt like a scary leap of faith but I knew I wanted to go abroad to expand my tool belt as both an actor and composer. As an actor in Australia I had an idea of what kind of roles I was being cast as and what producers and casting directors would see me as (or not as) – but London gave me the opportunity to delete all preconceived ideas of who I was before I entered an audition room and allowed my work to speak for me.

When I was lucky enough to land an audition for the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre revival production of Jesus Christ Superstar, my agent told me I was asked to prepare my own song and bring in my guitar to play. There was nothing in the audition brief that even hinted I would be considered for Jesus!"

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Graduate pathways

Once you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can go on to gain employment or begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as law, engineering or medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research.

Your graduate degree will be internationally recognised, and set you apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree.

Explore the graduate pathways available once you complete your undergraduate degree here.