The Music Theatre focus area at AMPA offers an intensive and highly practical program, producing unique and professional performers, ready for any and all of the challenges the music theatre industry will throw at them.


Qualification: Bachelor of Music (Performance) / Associate Degree of Music (Performance)
Duration: 6 Trimesters (2 years) full-time or part-time equivalent / (AssocDeg: 4 Trimesters FTE)
Entry: Three-Part Audition (Singing, Dancing and Acting) + Interview + Theory Assessment, No ATAR required, Music 1 and/or 2 recommended
CRICOS: 057024K
Details: More details at Fee-Help available

AMPA’S innovative undergraduate degrees merge high-level performance and practical training with academic rigour and unparalleled industry insight. Students can personalise their degree based around their individual musical interests and aspirations. AMPA undergrads may choose to undertake a double major and focus on two areas and can choose electives across all focus areas to further tailor their degree.

FOCUS AREA: Music Theatre

Within this intensive AMPA program, students undergo technical training across the three core areas for Music Theatre: singing, dancing and acting. This combined with consistent performance and practice opportunities, produces unparalleled triple threat performers. Alongside this rigorous practical training, students receive tuition in music history, industry and performance technique enabling them to graduate ready for the highly competitive and demanding music theatre industry.

Music Theatre students can choose electives to complement and refine their degrees from classes such as: Production, Music Industry, Jazz Improvisation, Music and Media, Song Writing, Jazz/Rock Choir and more.

COURSE STRUCTURE: Music Theatre (by trimester)


* Students who successfully complete T1 – T4 are eligible for an Associate Degree of Music (Performance)


Music Theatre graduates go on to become professional performers, directors, and stage managers, as well as tutors, session musicians, and marketing and administration professionals in arts councils and creative industries. Additionally, graduates are qualified to undertake postgraduate studies in a range of areas including: teaching in secondary schools, TAFE and universities/colleges, arts management, creative industries or further music studies.