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Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre)

Course code G44

Provides technical training in singing, music skills, specific dance forms, improvisation, and acting, including acting for the camera.

The course also provides the opportunity for student performers to acquire specialist skills such as the creation and production of self-devised material, arts management and musical skills such as accompanying.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

G44

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,600

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

G44

CRICOS code

050058A

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,000

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Year 1 - Full Year
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MTH1001Music Skills 120
MTH1002Vocal Skills 120
MTH1011Dramatic Literature 110
MTH1021Dance 120
MTH1031Acting and Improvisation 120
MTH1042Performance 120
MTH1113History of Musical Theatre10
Year 2 - Full Year
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MTH2101Music Skills 220
MTH2102Vocal Skills 220
MTH2111Dramatic Literature 210
MTH2117Principal Study Music Theatre (Singing)10
MTH2121Dance 220
MTH2131Acting and Improvisation 220
MTH2142Performance 220
Year 3 - Full Year
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PAM2006Arts Management10
MTH3001Acting for Camera10
MTH3201Music Skills 320
MTH3202Vocal Skills 320
MTH3221Dance 320
MTH3231Acting and Improvisation 320
MTH3203Performance 320

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts to fulfil professional contractual requirements and legal obligations required in music theatre. (6,e)
  2. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge with depth of rudiments of music, history, vocalisation, stagecraft and terminology required for music theatre in both a global and international context. (1,13, a)
  3. Demonstrate cross-cultural awareness, including Australian Indigenous cultures, and apply culturally sensitive communication skills in a range of professional contexts. (12, a, c, f)
  4. Demonstrate initiative and judgement and use trans literacy proficiency in planning, problem-solving, and decision making to create and perform self-devised material that is spoken or sung in accordance with professional expectations. (5, 8,d)
  5. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning in preparing for auditions and professional practice through independent research and self reflection. (7, f)
  6. Demonstrate skills and understanding of musical theory and analysis, sight singing and dictation, and musical skills in accordance with AMEB standards. (4, c, g, h, I, j)
  7. Exercise critical thinking and judgement to identify and solve problems during the translation and expression of theatrical works to performance. (3,8,d)
  8. Review, analyse, and synthesise knowledge during musical theatre performance to accommodate the requirements of different roles and incorporate agility and imagination in improvisation. (2,b)
  9. Successfully communicate knowledge and ideas in solo and ensemble performances through singing, vocal work, movement, or dance in diverse styles. (4, c)
  10. Work both individually and collaboratively to generate and innovative concepts and ideas in music theatre for diverse audiences and settings, using sustainable resources. (6,9,10,11,e)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,600 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $31,000 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course produces graduates who are fully equipped to enter the theatre profession as performers in both musical and non-musical areas, as well as film and television. By studying at WAAPA, students gain practical performance experience in a range of the performing arts, preparing them to work professionally in a wide range of theatre activities.

Possible future job titles

Actor, Singer, Performer, Entertainer, Dancer

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