Bachelor of Music Theatre (BMusTheatr)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

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The Bachelor of Music Theatre will provide the intensive training and the physical and intellectual skills necessary for a career in live theatre entertainment. The study of music theatre builds broad cultural and inter-disciplinary awareness, self-confidence, communication and collaborative skills, emotional intelligence, physical presence, creativity and analytical insight.

All applicants must attend and pass an audition and a musicianship test.

The Bachelor of Music Theatre is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.


Condition of Admission
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Head of Undergraduate Program before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Condition of Enrolment
External performances / engagements: The Head of Undergraduate Program will determine whether students shall acknowledge the name of the School or its staff in any public performance / engagement in which they participate.

Condition of Continuing Enrolment
Students must re-audition to enrol in a Performance course after a break: A student who is eligible in any year to enrol in a performance course and who fails to do so, and who wishes to enrol in one of these courses in a subsequent year, will be required to re-audition and to reach a minimum standard for enrolment in the course in question before being authorised to enrol in that course.
And / Or
A student who takes leave from a performance course for one semester and is unable to show continuity of learning on their instrument may be required to re-audition on their instrument. Approval is required from the Head of Area.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Music Theatre

There shall be a Bachelor of Music Theatre.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Music Theatre the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units:

  1. Level I courses not exceeding 24 units which must include a course chosen from the Core Competency List to the value of 3 units
  2. Level II courses not exceeding 24 units
  3. Level III courses not exceeding 24 units
  4. Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units

Core Courses


  • Broadening/Elective courses

    To satisfy the requirements for Broadening/Elective courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

    9 units must be broadening electives, excluding the following subject areas:

    • MUSEP
    • MUSGEN
    • MUSIC
    • MUSPOP
    The remaining 3 units can be music or non-music courses.