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Become a triple threat performer with musical theatre at Queensland Conservatorium
Is musical theatre your calling? Do you love it enough to have a full day of rehearsals and performances, and get up next morning excited about doing it all over again?
Musical theatre training is in hot demand and Queensland Conservatorium is producing professionals of the highest calibre.
Our program is designed to guide and prepare talented students for life as a working artist in musical theatre. You'll be given high-level training in voice, acting, movement and dance. You'll learn to tell a story using your entire body, and you'll be taught to develop a broad range of styles.
Study musical theatre at Griffith
Outstanding opportunities in musical theatre are ahead of you
Dreaming of a life on stage
You'll need to be versatile, talented and well-trained to be cast in shows once you're out in the real world. Studying at Griffith, you'll learn to integrate the varied skills of an actor, a dancer and a musician into your roles. You'll be able to deliver performances that bring to life the combined vision of the directors, musical directors and choreographers you'll work with.
Our program is delivered by working industry practitioners who provide professional, relevant, innovative and supportive instruction. To ensure you become proficient in singing, acting and dancing, you'll undertake intensive practical training covering:
- acting and improvisation
- voice and speech
- singing (solo and ensemble)
- dance and movement
- audition technique and performance.
Learn from the best
Our head of department, Paul Sabey, is in constant demand as a musical director, vocal coach, vocal arranger and regularly gives master classes. His work has taken him around the world working with singers, musicians, as an academic and artistic programme advisor and as a musical director.
Take part in full-scale productions which emulate professional productions as well as regular musical theatre events.
Studying here, you'll be exposed to a variety of musical theatre styles and to the broadly accepted musical skills of aural awareness training, music theory and ensemble work appropriate to this genre.
Bachelor of Musical Theatre
Sarah Murr landed the role of Madame Thenardier in Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of legendary musical, Les Miserables, while still in her final year of study. 'I was just so lucky to be given such an incredible opportunity like this and that the Con was so supportive of me,' she says. 'Despite the hectic schedule I was still able to graduate on time, which was so exciting and now I can't wait to see what the future brings!'
|Bachelor of Acting||South Bank
|Bachelor of Musical Theatre||South Bank
|Graduate Certificate in Music Studies||South Bank
|Master of Music Studies||South Bank
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
Our graduates are much sought after in the industry for their sophisticated professionalism and practical performance experience
There's an identified shortage of professionally trained musical theatre performers in Australia and demand continues to grow. You'll be equipped to hit the heights in cabaret, theatre, television, film and musical theatre, as well as the more diverse mediums of festivals, theme parks and cruises. The range of opportunities includes:
- Musical theatre performer
- Film/television actor
- Independent artist
- Musical theatre teacher
- Voice over
- Corporate video
Along with lead and chorus roles in musical theatre, consider the fields of lighting, choreography and backstage — all necessary aspects of any production.
Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December
Ongoing Q&A sessions
Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university. Find out more
Saturday 15 December — Thursday 20 December
Explore Your Options - Online
Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about admission pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your OP or ATAR score was higher or lower than expected.
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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August
Open Day 2019
With 240 information sessions, activities and tours across our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, discover what’s possible at Griffith. Find out more