Bachelor of Fine Arts – Musical Theater Course


Type of establishment : University/higher education institution
Level: First cycle
CRICO: 00116K

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Musical Theatre) is one of nine specializations available in this degree awarded by the Victorian College of the Arts. VCA Music Theater has a strong connection to Melbourne’s thriving musical theater profession. Students participate in daily studio training with working artists and industry master classes with international guest teachers. We take a highly personalized approach to our training, supporting your unique qualities while developing your artistic and technical ability. The program provides in-depth practical training in the three main disciplines of musical theater – singing, acting and dancing – with staff specializing in each area. A fourth core topic explores the practice of these skills in combination for musical theater performance. See for details.


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Musical Theater) requires the successful completion of 300 credit points comprising 100 study points at the first, second and third year levels. There are 262.5 points in core subjects and 37.5 points in elective subjects. Students can choose an elective from another arts discipline within the VCA or from a range of undergraduate subjects from across the University.


  • Dance Skills 1
  • Acting Skills 1
  • Voice Skills 1
  • Contextual Studies of Musical Theater
  • Dance Skills 2
  • Acting Skills 2
  • more more

Standard entry requirements

Units 3 and 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL. Selection is based on talent and may include a statement, interview and workshop. Full admission criteria are available at


The Victorian College of the Arts has partnerships with over 30 leading arts institutions around the world, including the Universities 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities networks. The VCA is also a member of: Australian Council of University Schools of Art and Design (ACUADS); Australian Association for Film Production Education and Research (ASPERA); College of Art Association, USA (affiliate member); and International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT).

Study path

Qualified graduates can move on to an additional year to qualify for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Musical Theater) (Honours degree) and/or a range of Master’s degrees leading to research programs.


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