DIPLOMA OF MUSICAL THEATRE
|Qualification / Award||Diploma of Musical Theatre|
|Length||1 year full-time (2 semesters)|
|Units of Competency||16 Units of Competency|
|Delivery||On Campus at Waterloo Studios|
|Available to||Domestic / International|
|Course Accreditation||CRICOS (03361F)|
|Financial Information||Course Fees Page|
|Application Process||Apply Online|
This Musical Theatre Diploma CUA50220 is like no other. It is-aimed at musical theatre performers, singer songwriters and contemporary vocalists who wish to become ENTREPRENEURIAL CREATIVE ARTISTS.
Conceived by Peter Cousens and Darren Mapes this is a creative performance- based programme that will give you the skills to sustain a career in an ever- changing entertainment and performing arts industry. The course will give you the skills to create your own content; work in a mainstream performing arts environment and apply entrepreneurial skills to ensure longevity and career satisfaction.
Sydney Actors School has partnered with TDP to create this program. TDP has been developing and mentoring young creative artists for 30 years. It has built a global network which has been pivotal in helping to launch the careers of Human Nature, Sam Fisher, David Le’aupepe (Gang of Youths), Imogen Clark, Felicity Urquhart, Morgan Evans, Lucy Maunder, David Harris, Trevor Ashley, Angus and Julia Stone, Nicholas Gentile, Julie Lea Goodwin, Fergus James and Brad Cox.
Completing this diploma will help kick start your career and give you instant access to this unique global network.
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
To successfully complete the CUA50220 Diploma of Musical Theatre qualification, you must complete 16 units of competency. The units are outlined in the table below:
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
|CUAIND411||PROVIDE FREELANCE SERVICES|
|CUAMPF417||DEVELOP VOCAL TECHNIQUES|
|CUAPRF511||REFINE PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES|
|CUAPRF513||PREPARE FOR PERFORMANCES IN A COMPETITVE ENRVIRONMENT|
|CUAPRF514||REFINE MUSIC THEATRE TECHNIQUES|
|CUAWHS511||MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF FITNESS FOR PERFORMANCE|
|CUAMUP511||APPLY THEATRICAL MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLES|
|CUAPRF611||EXTEND MUSICAL THEATRE TECHNIQUES TO A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL|
|CUAPPM511||MANAGES SMALL SCALE LIVE PRODUCTIONS|
|CUAPRF418||PERFORM SOLO IN A MUSIC THEATRE CONEXT|
|CUAPRF419||PERFORM IN A MUSICAL THEATRE ENSEMBLE|
|CUAACT411||USE ACTING TECHNIQUES IN PERFORMANCE|
|CUAWRT512||DEVELOP STORY LINES AND TREATMENTS|
|SCUAVOS411||DEVELOP SINGING TECHNIQUES FOR MUSICAL THEATRE|
|CUAPOS211||PERFORM BASIC VISION AND SOUND EDITING|
|CUAMPCP612||EXTEND TECHNIQUES FOR COMPOSING MUSIC|
MUSICAL THEATRE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS BASE
CUA50220 provides the entrepreneurial creative artist with –
- Performance skills in a range of different medium and contexts – auditions, the musical stage, film, recording studio, concert, and cabaret
- Developed skills as a collaborative songwriter and performer
- A healthy vocal technique suitable for a range of singing genres
- A physical wellbeing and movement ability suitable for sustaining a balance performance career
- A large range of suitable audition and performance repertoire
- Editing skill to create digital product for marketing and branding on social media
- Creative, entrepreneurial, and business skills for producing an individual, independent event
Trimester One will establish strong foundations in the subjects of: dance, wellness, vocal technique, vocal repertoire, acting, basic video and sound editing, contemporary song writing and composition, hair and make-up, and industry and business Assessments will be practical but also include some theory and written projects. Students will give several “in-house” performances, culminating in a major group performance at the end of the semester in the state-of-the-art Waterloo Studios.
Trimester Two will re-enforce strong foundations in all subjects culminating in two major performance projects – A self-devised cabaret performance and a short group-devised performance on film. Together these two projects form a unique and exciting initiative that aims to inspire students to create their own shows from original narratives, original songs or established musical theatre song repertoire and use the content to solidify their brand within the context of social media and other digital platforms.
Trimester Three will refine skills in all subject areas to a professional level, leading to a multi- media concert performance project. Guided by a professional director, students will contribute to the creation and execution of this public presentation that will focus on the original creative writing, performance, and entrepreneurial skills developed over the year long Diploma course.
This course aims to teach young artists foundation skills for broad-based careers in the performing arts, with an emphasis on learning to create, maintain, and refine skills vital to surviving in an ever-changing, competitive performing arts environment. In addition to singing, acting and movement/dance, students will learn the basics of film/sound editing, songwriting and composition, as well as business skills to create their own content and events.
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 Musical Theatre 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.
Please see our student entry procedures for more details.
If you have any questions on our school or course, please feel free to get in touch. If you are eager to pursue a musical theatre career with an emphasis on singer songwriters and contemporary vocalists who wish to become independent entrepreneurial creative artists, then Sydney Actors School and the Talent Development Project are for you.
COURSE CALENDAR FOR STUDENTS COMMENCING IN JANUARY 2023
|O WEEK, MON, 23 JANUARY 23|
|MON, 30 JANUARY 23|
CENSUS DATE – 20 FEBRUARY 23
|MID SEMESTER BREAK – FRI, 7 APRIL 23 – SUN, 16 APRIL 23|
CENSUS DATE – 1 JUNE 23
|THURS, 22 JUNE 23|
|FRI, 22 JUNE 23 – SUN, 16 JULY 23|
|MON, 17 JULY 23|
CENSUS DATE – 20 SEPTEMBER 23
|MID SEMESTER BREAK – FRI, 22 SEP 23 – SUN, 1 OCTOBER 23|
|THURS, 7 DECEMBER 23|