Bachelor of Musical Theatre

Program code

1404

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Commencing in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • Audition and interview

Assumed knowledge

  • English

Why choose this program?

As a Bachelor of Musical Theatre graduate, you will have gone through many facets of training to become highly skilled, musically adaptable and equipped to enter professional life as creative and flexible 21st century musical theatre performer.

As a student, you will be exposed to diverse musical theatre styles and to the broadly accepted musical skills of aural awareness training, music theory and ensemble work appropriate to this genre.

Studying musical theatre at the Queensland Conservatorium will provide you with intensive practical training in acting and improvisation, speech, voice, singing, dance and movement, focused on producing the 'triple threat' performer - one who is proficient in singing, acting and movement.

The productions included in the degree emulate professional productions, thereby providing students with authentic professional experiences.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Musical Theatre is offered full time and on-campus at South Bank and at our studios in Woolloongabba.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Managing interruptions

The following advice provides specific information about interrupting your studies in this program:

Leave of Absence: Students undertaking this program may apply for a maximum of two trimesters leave of absence and prior approval must be obtained by submitting an online Leave of Absence application form to a Griffith Student Centre. First year Conservatorium students will not normally be granted leave of absence except on compassionate grounds.

Readmission: Students seeking readmission to this program require approval from the Program Director. If readmission is sought for Trimester 1, application should be made by the first week of August in the previous year. For readmission to Trimester 2, application should be made at least three months prior to the commencement of that trimester. An audition may be required.

Work-integrated learning

While there are no designated work integrated learning courses, the productions included in the Musical Theatre coursework emulate professional productions, thereby providing students with authentic experiences of professional Musical Theatre activities.

My career opportunities

There is an identified shortage of professionally trained musical theatre performers throughout Australia. At the same time, there is an increasing number of musical theatre productions being toured throughout Australia and an increasing demand for musical theatre product.

As a graduate, you will be skilled in singing, acting and dancing and be equipped to perform in cabaret, theatre, television, film and musical theatre, as well as more diverse entertainment mediums such as festival, theme parks and cruises. There is endless variety in this broad area of entertainment. It is expected that graduates will write and produce their own work for public performance.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Musical Theatre (1404)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 31.0 $387.50 $31,000.00
2019 Fee Band 29.5 $368.75 $29,500.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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