The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Music Theatre

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theater) is one of nine specializations available within this degree delivered by the Victorian College of the Arts. VCA Music Theatre has a strong connection to Melbourne's thriving music theatre profession. Students participate in daily studio-based training with working artists, and in 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 capacity. The program offers extensive practical training in music theatre's three principal disciplines - singing, acting and dancing - with specialist staff in each area. A fourth core subject explores the practice of these skills in combination for music theatre performance. See for details.


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


  • Dance Skills 1
  • Acting Skills 1
  • Voice Skills 1
  • Music Theatre Contextual Studies
  • Dance Skills 2
  • Acting Skills 2
  • plus 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 talent-based 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 Art and Design Schools (ACUADS); Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA); College of Art Association, US (affiliate member); and International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT).

Study pathways

Qualified graduates may progress to an additional year to qualify for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) (Degree with Honours), and/or to a range of master degrees leading to research programs.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Southbank No

Fee comments

Campuses: Southbank.

The total estimate is based on typical subject enrolments in each year of the course.

Further information

The Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship is available for high achievers.

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