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 three 13-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
 
CUAACT401USE A RANGE OF ACTING TECHNIQUES IN PERFORMANCE 
CUAACT402DEVELOP ACTING TECHNIQUES FOR MUSICAL THEATRE 
CUADAN505REFINE CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE 
CUADAN507REFINE DANCE PARTNERING TECHNIQUES 
CUAIND402PROVIDE FREELANCE SERVICES 
CUAMLT501REFINE AURAL PERCEPTION SKILLS 
CUAMPF407DEVELOP VOCAL TECHNIQUES 
CUAMPF602MANAGE STAGECRAFT ASPECTS OF PERFORMANCES 
CUAPRF408PERFORM SOLO IN A MUSICAL THEATRE CONTEXT 
CUAPRF409PERFORM IN A MUSICAL THEATRE ENSEMBLE 
CUAPRF501REFINE PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES  
CUAPRF503PREPARE FOR PERFORMANCES IN A COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT  
CUAPRF504REFINE MUSICAL THEATRE TECHNIQUES 
CUAWHS501MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF FITNESS FOR PERFORMANCE  
CUAWHT502DEVELOP STORYLINES AND TREATMENTS  
SCRKPR601MAINTAIN 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.


MUSICAL THEATRE COURSE CALENDAR

COURSE CALENDAR FOR STUDENTS COMMENCING IN FEBRUARY 2021

ACTING 1
SEMESTER START
O WEEK, TUES, 9 FEBRUARY 21
MON, 15 FEBRUARY 21
CENSUS DATE – 4 MARCH 21
 
SEMESTER FINISH
THURS, 13 MAY 21

SEMESTER BREAK
 
FRI, 14 MAY 21 – SUN, 30 MAY 21
 

ACTING 2
SEMESTER START
MON, 31 MAY 21
CENSUS DATE – 17 JUNE 21
 
SEMESTER FINISH
THURS, 26 AUGUST 21

SEMESTER BREAK
 
FRI, 27 AUGUST 21 – SUN, 12 SEPTEMBER 21
 

ACTING 3
SEMESTER START
MON, 13 SEPTEMBER 21
CENSUS DATE – 30 SEPTEMBER 21
 
SEMESTER FINISH
THURS, 9 DECEMBER 21

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