Studying Music Theatre at WAAPA is an inspiring and all consuming experience. Over 25 years the acclaimed Music Theatre course has been developed and refined to provide graduates with the skills and experience required to engage in professional theatre practice.
Music Theatre students work closely with WAAPA’s five permanent world-class teaching staff and twenty specialist tutors who share the knowledge and skills they have gained through professional performance careers. Working with guest artists and leading industry practitioners facilitates the transition from student to professional life.
The Music Theatre program provides intensive technical training in singing, dancing and acting to develop the professionally acknowledged ‘triple threat’ performer. In addition to these core skills students are instructed in film, television and radio technique to train them for a wide range of roles in the performing arts. There is a strong focus on preparing students for professional audition.
Practical training is complemented by the study of dramatic literature, the history of music theatre and arts management. Students are also counselled on professional practice.
Students integrate their class studies with performance training throughout the course in classroom presentations, workshops, chamber music theatre and full-scale musical productions. Fully supported Music Theatre productions in the WAAPA public performance program provide the opportunity for students to collaborate with their peers from the Production and Design and Music disciplines to learn the complete theatrical production process.
WAAPA boasts a range of performance venues including a proscenium arch theatre, a court style theatre, a black box theatre and an outdoor amphitheatre – all equipped with state-of-the-art production facilities.
For graduating students the course culminates in Showcase performances in Perth,Melbourne and Sydney where they are introduced to agents, directors and industry professionals.
WAAPA students have an enviable record for securing agency representation following Showcase.The Music Theatre course has an international reputation for excellence built on the success of its graduates who have found work in theatre, film and television through music theatre performance, dance, musical performance, musical direction and self/group devised performance both in Australia and internationally.
If you would like more information about this course, please visit Future Students or contact:
Telephone: (61 8) 134 ECU