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CUA50213 - Diploma of Musical Theatre

Course code C68

This nationally-recognised qualification reflects the role of performers working or aspiring to work in musical theatre and cabaret productions.

Students will develop skills in acting, singing and dancing, and the important integration of all three, through highly practical classes and production projects.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

C68

Fees

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Duration

1 year full-time

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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

C68

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

1 year full-time

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Availability & Campus

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

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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

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Structure

Students complete 6 core units and 10 elective units, in accordance with CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre packaging rules.

Year 1 - VET Full
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAIND402Provide freelance services
CUAPRF504Refine musical theatre techniques
CUAACT402Develop acting techniques for musical theatre
CUAWRT501Write about dance
CUAPRF409Perform in a musical theatre ensemble
CUADAN403Develop expertise in jazz dance technique
CUAWRT502Develop storylines and treatments
CUAMLT501Refine aural perception skills
CUAWRT503Write about music
CUAWHS501Maintain a high level of fitness for performance
Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAMPF407Develop vocal techniques
CUAPRF601Extend musical theatre performance techniques to a professional level
CUAPRF501Refine performance techniques
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPRF503Prepare for performances in a competitive environment
CUAVOS401Develop singing techniques for musical theatre
CUAPRF408Perform solo in a musical theatre context

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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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Fees and Scholarships

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VET course fees are set by the WA Government and they vary from course to course. For more information, please go to Fees and Scholarships.

Scholarships

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

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Career Opportunities

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 activity.

Possible future job titles

Actor, Singer, Performer, Entertainer, Dancer

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

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"The WAAPA Musical Theatre course was an unbelievable launching pad for me and my fellow class mates into this crazy industry we call the performing arts"
Mackenzie Dunn
Mackenzie DunnWAAPA Music Theatre graduate

One of the many invaluable opportunities we were given, and a personal highlight for me, was working with professional creatives (choreographers, directors and writers).

Even at the end of a sweaty fourteen-hour day – that could have possibly included a keyboard spot test, a high stakes scene presentation, a song repertoire performance, show choreography rehearsal, a ballet class and a costume parade – WAAPA was constantly buzzing with passion and was an amazing place to study for three years.

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