CUA40513 Certificate IV in Musical Theatre
We're calling it the Great Big Musical Theatre Adventure...
The CUA40513 Certificate IV in Musical Theatre is Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art's foundational course in musical theatre. In 2018 we'll be taking you to London as part of the course, so you can see some top-notch musical theatre, and also work with some West End coaches through our partner, Associated Studios UK. This will accelerate your training.
The course is both joyous and rigorous: you will develop your singing technique, build your strength as a dancer through ballet, jazz and Broadway dance styles, while learning to integrate essential acting technique into movement, voice and song.
AUDITIONS NOW CLOSED FOR 2018 STUDY. (Orientation 17 January, course starts 22 January.)
How DOES THIS COURSE WORK?
This course is delivered in a unique way.
This course effectively takes place over two 12-week terms.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is fantastic for:
Generally speaking, you will need to have had some singing and/or dance training to get into this course.
You must be at least 16 and have completed your Year 10 certificate.
You are also expected to have a background in dance, singing or acting in order to succeed at the audition.
In special circumstances there may be flexibility on these entry requirements.
Is there any upper age limit? No.
WHAT DO I STUDY?
Units in this course are divided into singing, acting and dance:
CUAACT402 Develop acting techniques for musical theatre
CUADAN412 Develop dance techniques for musical theatre
CUAPRF304 Develop audition techniques
CUAPRF408 Perform solo in a musical theatre context
CUAPRF409 Perform in a musical theatre ensemble
CUAVOS401 Develop singing techniques for musical theatre
CUAVOS403 Develop vocal techniques for musical theatre
CUAPPR404 Develop self as artist
CUAACT401 Use a range of acting techniques in performance
CUAPRF410 Develop on-camera performance skills
SASPRA401 Apply principles of professional practice
SASCON401 Acquire and integrate knowledge of performance contexts
CUADAN403 Develop expertise in jazz dance technique
CUADAN408 Develop expertise in ballet technique
CUAVOS402 Develop specialist singing techniques for musical theatre repertoire.
In your first week of training you will also complete a prerequisite unit, CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices.
Your tutors include:
WHERE CAN I STUDY THIS COURSE?
You can study it on-campus at Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art in Canberra.
Need to move to Canberra to study this course? Find out more about living in Canberra on our Live in Canberra page.
This course also runs on the Central Coast of NSW with our partner, Nate Butler's Studio - http://natebutlersstudio.com.au/
HOW DO I APPLY?
Students applying for this course are expected to have a background in singing, dance, and/or acting. Entry is by audition.
Audition in Person
Face-to-face auditions to study in 2018 are now closed.
To apply you must:
For more information about audition preparation, download the course information. There is a $22 application fee for this course.
We have some great tips on auditioning here.
Audition by sending an audition tape
Alternatively, if you live outside of Canberra, or are unable to attend the face-to-face audition, you can apply remotely. This means you must film yourself singing, dancing and acting and send your files to us. Remote auditions close at 5pm on January 10.
Read about our remote application process here:
WHEN IS THE NEXT AUDITION?
The next audition is on Monday, 15 January at CADA Studios.
This will be the final audition for study in 2018. Late applications will only be accepted at the managing director's discretion.
Alternatively, you can apply remotely.
AFTER THIS COURSE, WHAT's NEXT FOR ME?
If you complete this course successfully, you can apply to do our CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre or our 10295NAT Advanced Diploma of Performance.
The course is also great preparation for students who want to apply for a Bachelor degree in musical theatre at another institution.
But if you want to kickstart your career after completing this course, we have some great tips here.
ARE THERE STUDENT LOANS FOR THIS COURSE?
There are no government student loans assigned to this course.
However, we have an arrangement with MAC Loans, if you need a loan for your education.
For more information, go to MAC Loans.
The course is also approved for Austudy, Abstudy and Youth Allowance for eligible applicants.
To find out the latest course fees, download the course info sheet.
Download our course information brochure and prices here:
Learning to sing well without strain, and reach notes I never thought possible, has been one of the most satisfying experiences so far. Dancing and performing playful characters through Music Theatre is a beautiful creative outlet!