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BA Music Theatre

Catalog id : 075490A
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

3 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15000 AUD
15000 AUD

Application fee

International 29 AUD
National 29 AUD
Faculty of Fine arts
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)79
SAT (avg)577

World University Ranking

About this course

The Music Theatre specialisation in the Bachelor of Fine Arts is designed as an intensive, skills-building program that produces performers with a strong sense of individual expression.

  • You will receive extensive practical training in music theatre’s principal disciplines of singing, acting and dance as individual crafts, and in combination for holistic music theatre performance. You can apply these skills in public showings from second year, with fully staged performances towards the end of the degree culminating in an industry showcase for agents, directors and producers.
  • Melbourne is the home of music theatre in Australia and the VCA has a strong connection to the city’s thriving professional scene through studio-based training with working artists, masterclasses with international guest teachers, and new works that are developed and performed under the guidance of guest artists.
  • Selection into this specialisation is talent-based and includes an audition and interview. 


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

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Eligibility Criteria

Qualification                                                                       Prerequisite subjects

  • VCE (units 3 and 4)                                       -          A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma       -          English
  • GCE A Levels/Singapore A Levels                    -          At least Grade C in an Accepted AS level English Subject
  • Trinity College Foundation Studies                  -          EAP (a score of at least 50%) and English

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Course Modules


  • Research Methods
  • Research Seminar


  • Research Project Music Theatre

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How to Apply

Studying Year 12 in Australia

  • You should apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Full details about the VTAC application process can be found on the VTAC website. Through VTAC, you can list up to 12 course preferences. You should list courses in your order of preference with the course of greatest interest listed first. Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.
  • If you have previously applied to the University of Melbourne via VTAC but were not offered a place or were offered but never enrolled, you should apply as a new student.
  • If you're studying interstate, you can find more specific application information for your state in one of our application flyers: NSW/ACT QLD SA TAS WA

Current University of Melbourne international students

  • If you're an international student currently studying at the University of Melbourne and you wish to transfer to another University of Melbourne course, you must submit your transfer application via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.

All other international students

  • You can apply online using our e-application.
  • Please ensure your application is received by us before the relevant deadline. An application fee of AUD$100 applies. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply in person in your own country, we have a number of overseas representatives in a variety of countries. Search our list of overseas representatives to find one near you.
  • If you have accepted an offer from another institution in Australia, been granted a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and want to transfer to the University of Melbourne within the first six months of study you will need a letter of release from that institution. Please see our International Student Transfer Policy for more details.
  • International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement students
  • You can choose to have your IB or AP results sent directly to the University as soon as they are released. Please make sure you advise us in your application if you have authorised the release of your results.
  • University of Melbourne AP institution code: 9015
  • University of Melbourne IB institution code: 002406

Study abroad or exchange

  • If you're interested in studying at Melbourne for a shorter period - one or two semesters - please refer to the Melbourne Global Mobility site.

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