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Music Theatre

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Notable alumni

  • Lucy Durack
  • Simon Gleeson
  • Suzi Mathers
  • Lisa McCune
  • Ainsley Melham
  • Eddie Perfect

WAAPA’s internationally recognised Music Theatre program provides graduates with the skills and experience to pursue sustainable and diverse careers in the performing arts. Music Theatre students are trained by WAAPA’s world-class teaching staff whose expertise has been honed through extensive professional practice. Students can expect a rigorous, contemporary approach to practice and learning that challenges them to reach their full potential.

The three year, full-time Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) degree comprises intensive technical training in the areas of singing, dancing, acting and musicianship that prepares graduates for the competitive nature of the performing arts. The study of these core skills is complemented by training in film and television, research, critical thinking, arts administration and grant-writing that diversifies the skill base of graduates.

Students have regular opportunities to explore their creativity and practice their craft through the development of new and original works, classroom presentations and workshops, projects with industry partners, and collaborations with WAAPA’s Music and Production & Design students in staged productions of both chamber and full-scale musicals.

WAAPA also offers a one year, full-time Diploma of Musical Theatre designed to develop students’ singing, dance, acting and musicianship skills, and prepare them to audition for further conservatoire-style training in the performing arts.

Courses offered in this discipline

These course pages detail entry requirements, fee and interview information. You can also apply from these pages.

Audition and interview documents

All WAAPA audition and interview documents are currently being updated for 2022 intake.

Please check back in July for all course audition information.


The Course Coordinator for Music Theatre is Mr Craig Dalton.

If you would like to view other staff in the Performance department, please visit the WAAPA Staff listing web page.

More information

For further enquiries please contact Future Students on 134 328, or for calls outside Australia, (61 8) 6304 0000.

If you would like to know more about WAAPA courses, please visit the WAAPA Study areas web page.

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