DEVELOP YOUR CREATIVE HABIT


The Diploma of Musical Theatre will provide you with the training necessary to develop your skills as a musical theatre performer. The Diploma is a one-year course; hence completed over two 20-week semesters, four days per week.

The CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre addresses the specific industry need of producing employable screen-ready actors – with Musical Theatre ability – upon graduation. In addition to world class Acting and Musical Theatre training staffed by some of Australia’s leading tutors, the course is unique in its focus on the industry business skills and multi-disciplinary production skills that consequently enable actors to create their own employment opportunities upon graduation from the course.

The delivery of the Diploma qualification emphasises musical productions for the screen, however performers will also be prepared for work in stage musicals and cabaret productions accordingly. This course above all will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to be able to perform in musical productions across a range of formats, genre and content types. Furthermore you will graduate from Sydney Actors School with the required skills to enter the voice-over industry.

The Diploma culminates in a final musical production and showcase for invited industry guests.


UNITS OF COMPETENCY 

To successfully complete the CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre qualification, you must complete 16 units of competency. The units are outlined in the table below:

UNITS OF COMPETENCY
 
CUAACT401 USE A RANGE OF ACTING TECHNIQUES IN PERFORMANCE
CUAACT402 DEVELOP ACTING TECHNIQUES FOR MUSICAL THEATRE
CUADAN505 REFINE CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE
CUADAN507 REFINE DANCE PARTNERING TECHNIQUES
CUAIND402 PROVIDE FREELANCE SERVICES
CUAMLT501 REFINE AURAL PERCEPTION SKILLS
CUAMPF407 DEVELOP VOCAL TECHNIQUES
CUAMPF602 MANAGE STAGECRAFT ASPECTS OF PERFORMANCES
CUAPRF408 PERFORM SOLO IN A MUSICAL THEATRE CONTEXT
CUAPRF409 PERFORM IN A MUSICAL THEATRE ENSEMBLE
CUAPRF501 REFINE PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES 
CUAPRF503 PREPARE FOR PERFORMANCES IN A COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 
CUAPRF504 REFINE MUSICAL THEATRE TECHNIQUES
CUAWHS501 MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF FITNESS FOR PERFORMANCE 
CUAWHT502 DEVELOP STORYLINES AND TREATMENTS 
SCRKPR601 MAINTAIN AND APPLY INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE AND PERFORMANCE 

ACTING PROFESSIONAL SKILLS BASE 

From a professional skill base point of view the skills you will acquire during the CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre will be:

  • Self-management and effective time management
  • Implementation of contractual arrangements
  • Professional industry language and protocols
  • Effective and creative functioning in collaborative enterprises
  • Negotiation skills
  • Planning and executing projects
  • The ability to express and identify creative processes
  • Resources and methods to continue creative development
  • Effective goal setting
  • Development of personal methodology in preparation and execution of performance

COURSE STRUCTURE

YEAE ONE
SEMESTER ONE
SUBJECTS
INCLUDES
ACTING 1 DEVELOPMENT OF THE CREATIVE HABIT
MOVEMENT 1 STORYTELLING THROUGH SONG
MUSICAL CRAFT 1 SOLO SHOWCASE
MUSICAL PRODUCTION 1 CONTEMPORARY DANCE
TECHNOLOGY CRAFT 1 ENSEMBLE DEVISED MOVEMENT PIECE
VOICE 1 SHOOTING EXERCISE ON LOCATION
DEVELOPMENT OF INDIVIDUAL VOCAL WARM-UP
SEMESTER TWO
SUBJECTS
INCLUDES
ACTING 2 INTERNATIONAL SCENEWORK SHOWING
BUSINESS FOR THE ACTOR MUSICAL PRODUCTION
MOVEMENT 2 SCREEN TESTS / INDIVIDUAL FEEDBACK SESSIONS
MUSICAL CRAFT 2 INDUSTRY SHOWCASE
MUSICAL PRODUCTION 2 CREATION OF ‘ACTING BUSINESS’ PORTFOLIO FOR ENTRANCE TO THE INDUSTRY
TECHNOLOGY CRAFT 2 SCENEWORK PROJECT
VOICE 2 VOICE-OVER / CHARACTER NARRATION


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Experience in Musical productions across a range of formats, genre and content types, for screen or for stage accordingly.
  • Refine contemporary dance techniques and acting techniques in Musical Theatre.
  • Perform in screen and media productions, operating in complex technical environments in a studio and on location.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Applicants must have a suitable level of academic skills in order to study in a Diploma course.

To apply for this course you must complete our acting application. Shortly after you submit your application one of Sydney Actors School friendly staff will then be in contact with you to arrange your initial interview, tour and also your audition dates too.

Please see our student entry procedures for more details.

If you have any questions on our school or course certainly feel free to get in touch. If you are eager to pursue a musical theatre career with an emphasis on stage and screen, then Sydney Actors School is the place for you.

Furthermore, for a behind the scenes look of life at Sydney Actors School visit our school Facebook page here and Instagram page here.


MUSICAL THEATRE COURSE CALENDAR

CUA50213 DIPLOMA OF MUSICAL THEATRE

Course calendar for students commencing in February 2019.

COURSE CALENDAR – STUDENT INTAKE 2019
CUA50213 DIPLOMA OF MUSICAL THEATRE
ACTING 1 SEMESTER START MID-SEMESTER BREAK SEMESTER FINISH
O WEEK, TUES, 29 JANUARY 19 START FINISH THURS, 27 JUNE 19
MON, 4 FEBRUARY 19 FRI, 12 APRIL 19 SUN, 21 APRIL 19
SEMESTER BREAK BREAK START BREAK FINISH
FRI, 28 JUNE 19 SUN, 21 JULY 19
ACTING 2 SEMESTER START MID-SEMESTER BREAK SEMESTER FINISH
MON, 22 JULY 19 START FINISH FRI, 13 DECEMBER 19
FRI, 27 SEPTEMBER 19 SUN, 6 OCTOBER 19

 


Course calendar for students commencing in February 2020.

COURSE CALENDAR – STUDENT INTAKE 2020
CUA50213 DIPLOMA OF MUSICAL THEATRE
ACTING 1 SEMESTER START MID-SEMESTER BREAK SEMESTER FINISH
O WEEK, TUES, 28 JANUARY 20 START FINISH THURS, 25 JUNE 20
MON, 3 FEBRUARY 20 FRI, 10 APRIL 20 SUN, 19 APRIL 20
SEMESTER BREAK BREAK START BREAK FINISH
FRI, 26 JUNE 20 SUN, 19 JULY 20
ACTING 2 SEMESTER START MID-SEMESTER BREAK SEMESTER FINISH
MON, 20 JULY 20 START FINISH FRI, 11 DECEMBER 20
FRI, 25 SEPTEMBER 20 SUN, 4 OCTOBER 20

 


Course calendar for students commencing in February 2021.

COURSE CALENDAR – STUDENT INTAKE 2021
CUA50213 DIPLOMA OF MUSICAL THEATRE
ACTING 1 SEMESTER START MID-SEMESTER BREAK SEMESTER FINISH
O WEEK, WED, 27 JANUARY 21 START FINISH THURS, 24 JUNE 21
MON, 1 FEBRUARY 21 FRI, 9 APRIL 21 SUN, 18 APRIL 21
SEMESTER BREAK BREAK START BREAK FINISH
FRI, 25 JUNE 21 SUN, 18 JULY 20
ACTING 2 SEMESTER START MID-SEMESTER BREAK SEMESTER FINISH
MON, 19 JULY 21 START FINISH FRI, 10 DECEMBER 21
FRI, 24 SEPTEMBER 21 SUN, 3 OCTOBER 21

 


Course calendar for students commencing in February 2022.

COURSE CALENDAR – STUDENT INTAKE 2022
CUA50213 DIPLOMA OF MUSICAL THEATRE
ACTING 1 SEMESTER START MID-SEMESTER BREAK SEMESTER FINISH
O WEEK, TUE, 25 JANUARY 22 START FINISH THURS, 23 JUNE 22
MON, 31 JANUARY 22 FRI, 8 APRIL 22 SUN, 17 APRIL 22
SEMESTER BREAK BREAK START BREAK FINISH
FRI, 24 JUNE 22 SUN, 17 JULY 22
ACTING 2 SEMESTER START MID-SEMESTER BREAK SEMESTER FINISH
MON, 18 JULY 22 START FINISH FRI, 9 DECEMBER 22
FRI, 23 SEPTEMBER 22 SUN, 2 OCTOBER 22