Bachelor of Music Theatre

Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 334781
CRICOS 097917G

Steal the stage

Love rousing choruses, dancing and movement, plot twists and performance? Want to take your passion to a professional level?

Live theatre entertainers are keen, creative and collaborative. They’re actors, singers, dancers, artists and engineers. They work hard to bring stories to life and entertain audiences around the world. 

What will you do?                       

Our Bachelor of Music Theatre welcomes you into a vibrant community as enthusiastic about music theatre as you are. You will:

  • study at the prestigious Elder Conservatorium in the centre of Adelaide’s cultural hub
  • receive intensive, individualised training and feedback in music, dance and theatre
  • develop broad cultural and inter-disciplinary awareness
  • build skills in communication, collaboration, self-confidence, physical presence and analytical insight
  • benefit from the expertise of our highly accomplished and industry-active staff.

You’ll also gain valuable experience through University partnerships with Adelaide Festival, South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Adelaide Fringe.

Where could it take you?

You could take local productions on tour or find yourself under the Broadway lights. You might become a choreographer and direct chorus lines. Perhaps you’ll work in sound production or build the amazing sets behind the stars.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 334781
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February
    Enquiries Future Students team

    2018 Admissions Data for school leavers
    ATAR
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer N/A
    Median ATAR to receive an offer N/A
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer N/A
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
    Minimum Selection Rank required for consideration N/A
    Additional criteria considered Audition required
    Selection Criteria
    Recent Secondary Education You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You must also undertake an audition/interview including an aural/theory test. You compete for a place based on your audition score.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    All Bachelor of Music Theatre students applying to the Elder Conservatorium of Music are required to attend an audition. The audition will be divided into three parts and will assess each applicant?s current skill level and potential for future studies. After auditioning you may be asked to return later in the day or the next day to join a group audition in dance and further singing and action work.

    Offers will be made on the basis of the audition, the Musicianship test and academic achievement. The Musicianship test aims to assess the applicant?s general level of musicianship, which involves the ability to identify and recognise musical concepts within aural, written and theoretical contexts.

    To apply for an audition and for details regarding audition rounds, Musicianship test and the application process, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music https://music.adelaide.edu.au/future/auditions/requirements

    Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You must also undertake an audition/interview including an aural/theory test. You compete for a place based on your audition score. Your best GPA is used in the case of a tie-breaker.
    Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. You must also undertake an audition/interview including an aural/theory test. You compete for a place based on your audition score. Further ranking according to the level of TAFE award is undertaken in the case of a tie-breaker.
    Work and life experience You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2019. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2019 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2018 or 2017), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2017). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 334781

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 097917G
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs
    Prerequisites
    International Qualifications Applicants must have South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or equivalent and Audition/Interview & Musicianship test. Please click here for a list of qualifications that are recognised for undergraduate entry.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    International students applying to the Elder Conservatorium of Music are required to submit a high-quality video recording on either a DVD in a playable format or via an online file-sharing service such as DropBox or YouTube. It is important that sound and video quality of the DVD is high so the panel can assess your presentation. The room needs to be well lit and we should be able to see you clearly. Avoid wearing baggy clothing as it is important for us to be able to see the form of your body.

    Offers will be made on the basis of the audition, the Musicianship test and academic achievement. The Musicianship test aims to assess the applicant?s general level of musicianship, which involves the ability to identify and recognise musical concepts within aural, written and theoretical contexts.

    To apply for an audition and for details regarding audition rounds, Musicianship test and the application process, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music https://music.adelaide.edu.au/future/auditions/requirements


    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,575

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $32,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Musical theatre is an increasingly significant performing art form - economically and culturally – in both national and international contexts. It is an important employer of performers with singing, dancing and acting skills; creative artists in composition, choreography and theatre direction and technicians in staging, lighting and sound production.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Potential careers

    Acting Director, Actor, Artistic Director, Arts Management, Backstage Assistant, Backup Singer, Choreographer, Performer, Dancer, Professional Writer, Director, Public Speaking, Theatre Director, Theatre Technician, Voice Coach, Singer, Company Manager, Stage Manager, Music Festival Director, Musical Theatre Performer, Repetiteur, Set Designer, ...

  • Degree Structure

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year 1 ARTS 1007
    The Enquiring Mind
    MUSTHEAT 1001
    Music Theatre Performance 1A
     
    MUSGEN 1201
    Music Professional Development 1A
    MUSPOP 1003
    Contemporary Musicianship 1A

    Elective Level I
    MUSTHEAT 1002
    Music Theatre Performance 1B
    MUSGEN 1202
    Music Professional Development 1B
    MUSPOP 1004
    Contemporary Musicianship 1B
    Year 2 Elective Level II MUSTHEAT 2001
    Music Theatre Performance 2A
    MUSGEN 2201
    Music Professional Development 2A
    MUTHEAT 2003
    Music Theatre History 1
    Elective Level II MUSTHEAT 2002
    Music Theatre Performance 2B
    MUSGEN 2202
    Music Professional Development 2B
    MUSTHEAT 2004
    Music Theatre History 2
    Year 3 MUSTHEAT 3003
    The Cabaret Project
    MUSTHEAT 3001
    Music Theatre Performance 3A
    MUSGEN 3201
    Music Professional Development 3
    Elective Level III

    MUSICOL 3002
    Music Research 3

    MUSTHEAT 3002
    Music Theatre Performance 3B
    MUSTHEAT 3004
    The Graduation Musical
    6 units

    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
  • Further Information

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Last updated: Monday, 12 Aug 2019