Bachelor of Music Theatre (BMusTheatr)

Program Code

BMUTH

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

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.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Exhibit vocal and musical skills that demonstrate a synthesis of voice, body and mind in an authentic sense of individual expression and creativity.
2. Employ a broad range of acting knowledge including sophisticated and layered characterisation that delivers dramatic complexity with ease and simplicity.
3. Demonstrate the acquisition of advanced technical proficiency in voice and speech, including the production of articulate and expressive text, superior connection to text and the nuances of language and meaning.
4. Demonstrate the acquisition of advanced technical proficiency in dance and movement with a developed understanding of styles required for music theatre performance.
5. Demonstrate creative judgment and critical thinking in identifying and solving performance problems and structuring material for presentation and performance.
6. Demonstrate ethical and professional conduct and the ability to work collaboratively and in partnership as an ensemble member in the practice of music theatre.
7. Demonstrate business acumen and industry readiness in a professional environment through audition technique, resume preparation and professional interactions.
Conditions

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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

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
Academic Program: 

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