Learning outcomes:

  • Introduces you to practice-led research skills and develops your capacity for devising, defining and managing a major creative project
  • Extends your technical facility, artistic sensibility and creative capacities to deepen your knowledge of music theatre through artistic mentorship and academic supervision
  • Introduce you to practice-based research and a range of research methodologies

Course Description

The course provides an opportunity for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in music theatre or in an allied area of performance training, either at the VCA or another institution, to deepen their knowledge and practice in the field of music theatre and to develop their research ability. The program offers artistic mentorship on an independent project of the student’s own devising and support through seminars, which may be practical in nature, as well as research training and academic supervision.

The cohort may comprise creators and performers of new work, and performers who are dedicated to deepening their skills to develop mastery in an element of music theatre performance. VCA Music Theatre embraces diversity in understanding of the music theatre genre and welcomes projects that seek to develop and challenge this understanding, while investigating what musical theatre performance at the highest level should entail.

The program introduces students to practice-led research skills and methodologies for devising, defining and managing a major creative project and related research paper. The creative project may include writing or composing new work, performing a cabaret project or researching an area of performance practice.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (Music Theatre) program also prepares students for a direct pathway to a higher research degree as well as equipping students to work as professional practicing artists in their chosen field of specialisation.

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