The Music Theatre specialisation in the Bachelor of Fine Arts is designed as an intensive, skills-building program that produces performers with a strong sense of individual expression.

You will receive extensive practical training in music theatre’s principal disciplines of singing, acting and dance as individual crafts, and in combination for holistic music theatre performance. You can apply these skills in public showings from second year, with fully staged performances towards the end of the degree culminating in an industry showcase for agents, directors and producers.

Melbourne is the home of music theatre in Australia and the VCA has a strong connection to the city’s thriving professional scene through studio-based training with working artists, masterclasses with international guest teachers, and new works that are developed and performed under the guidance of guest artists.

Selection into this specialisation is talent-based and includes an audition and interview. See details.

CRICOS code: 093585M


  • Music theatre performer
  • Creator of new music theatre work
  • Dancer
  • Singer
  • Actor.

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts

Clearly-in Rank 2018
Range of criteria used for selection Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2018. i

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.

Access Melbourne entry

Access Melbourne allows eligible students to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. i

Minimum ATAR 2018
NA Guide only i

You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.


Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL.

Selection into the Bachelor of Fine Arts is talent-based. The selection process for each specialisation may include: Animation (test, interview and folio); Dance (audition and interview); Film and Television (test and interview); Music Theatre (audition); Production (statement, interview and workshop); Screenwriting (test and interview); Theatre Practice (audition, interview and workshop); Visual Art (interview and folio).

More information about the audition and selection process here.