CUA40513 Certificate IV in Musical Theatre
We're calling it the Great Big Musical Theatre Adventure...
CUA40513 Certificate IV in Musical Theatre
Sing. Dance. Act.
It's what you love to do.
You can imagine yourself out there, on stage,
singing your dream role
in your favourite musical
in front of a sold-out crowd.
That would be the best feeling in the world.
But at the moment, there are questions... about how to get there.
You have passion, and, all things considered, a decent level of skill...
but you know there's more to learn if you want to "go professional".
But deep down, you really can't imagine doing anything else.
If that's you: start with this course.
The CUA40513 Certificate IV in Musical Theatre is CADA's foundational course in musical theatre.
It's 24 weeks long, from January to July... and it includes 10 days in New York and Los Angeles.
Learn what you love - and travel!
You'll spend each week of the course singing, dancing and acting.
You'll have the support of a private vocal coach.
You'll learn about the musical theatre business, and study the history of the art form.
You'll increase your skill set - fast.
And in the US you'll train with tutors who live and work on Broadway... where musical theatre magic is made.
You'll meet industry contacts there - people you can stay in touch with.
You'll see some of the best theatre in the world.
Then you'll come home, energised and inspired to keep working - hard - at your craft, to be the best you can be.
What have you got to lose?
This once-in-a-lifetime experience is waiting for you... to audition!
Applications are now open for commencement in January 2019.
How DOES THIS COURSE WORK?
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 Palm Tree Studios - http://natebutlersstudio.com.au/
HOW DO I APPLY?
Canberra based students wanting to apply for our Semester 1 intake must put in an expression of interest by October 15, 2018.
Students wanting to study on the Central Coast of NSW should contact Nate Butler's Palm Tree Studios.
WHEN IS THE NEXT AUDITION?
NEXT AUDITION: Thursday 25 October, 6.30pm
As this course involves singing, dance and acting, we need to see you doing each of these things before you can be accepted into the course.
If you are from outside of Canberra you may be able to submit a remote (filmed) audition piece.
Applicants who are local or within travelling distance are invited to attend an audition session. You will need to prepare a song from the musical theatre tradition and also participate in an acting and dance assessment (see the course download information for more info.)
When you express your interest you will receive further information about the audition process and its requirements.
We have some great tips on musical theatre auditioning here.
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, you may be eligible for a loan through MAC Credit.
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.
What our students say
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!