3 years full-time, 6 years part-time


February, May, September 


Online, Melbourne, Sydney


Bachelor 075442J
Provider Code PRV12050
CRICOS Provider Code 00665C 


In this course you’ll develop your unique personality as a musical theatre performer, focussing on your vocal, acting and dancing and developing additional skills in areas of interest such as songwriting, second instrument studies and arts management. You’ll create and deliver major performance works, from concept to professional realisation. 

You will study through a combination of specialised one-on-one tutoring and coaching and group master classes, actively engaging in individual and collaborative performances, culminating in regular concerts, showcases and musical productions. You will learn theoretical and technical skills in all aspects of creative musicianship to support you as you progress. You will hone your skills through a vast array of elective choices, helping to define your industry readiness. 

At the conclusion of the course you will have expert knowledge of contemporary music theatre practice. You will be able to communicate effectively as a contemporary performer and demonstrate initiative in a variety of contexts. 

Major StudyDevelop Practical skills & performance techniques across singing, acting, dancing and creating. Units such as: Major Study (1-6) and Performance Studies (1-6) 

ScholarshipGet a grip on music theory and history, and learn to contextualise and critique in your chosen areas of interest. Units such as Music Materials and Techniques 1 and 2, Critical Studies and Aural training. 

Ensemble: Develop the art of group singing, culminating each year in a major AIM musical. 

Associated Studies and Electives: Sharpen your focus or explore moreto hone your skills. 

Audition and Interview 

 To apply to study at AIM, you’ll need to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following: 


  • A live performance (to be performed during the interview) 
  • A recorded visual or audio performance 
  • A recorded original composition 
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement 
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement 
  • An audio mix of a musical work 


Applicants may choose to provide a combination of evidence e.g. a live performance of an existing work and a recording of an original track. Applicants may be required to attend an interview. Music Theatre students are encouraged to either perform live or submit a visual recording of a performance. 

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The musical theatre industry is comprised of many different activities and roles. At the conclusion of your course you’ll be able to communicate effectively and demonstrate initiative in a variety of contexts. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to explore a range of career options including: 

  •  Actor 
  • Casting Administrator 
  • Dancer 
  • Music Theatre Performer 
  • Performing Arts Administrator 
  • Performing Arts Teacher 
  • Stage Manager 
  • Vocalist/Singer 
  • Voiceover Artist 
  • Writer/Composer 


 Learn more about how AIM helps you to succeed  View Career Opportunities


To reach your potential as a musician, you need to learn from experts. Explore who you will study under.

Academic Lecturer
Nicholas Gentile is a performer and composer. A proud graduate of the prestigious Talent Development Project, he has performed and studied around the world.
Academic Lecturer
Dr. Paul Geddes is a critically acclaimed theatre practitioner, teacher and scholar. As an educator and performer he has worked for Sydney Children’s Choir, Gondwana National Choirs, Macquarie University and NIDA. He has an A.Mus.A in Piano and a PhD in English Literature with a thesis on the work of Stephen Sondheim.
Academic Lecturer
Penny Martin is an Australian choreographer, performance coach and performer. She has worked extensively in theatre, film, television and live events in both Australia and internationally for over 35 years – collaborating with everyone from Barry Humphries to Freddie Mercury.
Senior Instructor
Aaron is an actor, writer, director, musical director, choreographer, producer and AIM graduate. Aaron’s credits as a choreographer include Into the Woods directed by Tyran Parke, Lucky Stiff directed by Barry Quin and most recently, Reefer Madness directed by Paul Geddes.
Academic Lecturer
Danielle is a performer and educator with a passion for collaborative creation. Her qualifications include a Masters of Advanced Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, a Bachelor of Performance from the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art, and a Diploma of Theatre Performance from Sydney Theatre School.
Senior Instructor
Brad Miller began playing the piano at the age of five and completed his musical training in orchestration, arranging and modern harmony through Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music.
Academic Lecturer
Johanna Allen is one of Australia’s most acclaimed singers / actors. She has worked within musical theatre, theatre, opera, film, television, and cabaret. She works as a director, writer and curator/artistic director across theatre, festivals and television.
Open Programs and Industry Engagement Manager
Peta Downes is a theatre director, producer and tertiary arts educator with over twenty-five years’ of experience. Prior to her appointment at AIM, Peta was the Course Manager – National Short Courses for NIDA’s Open Program (2010-11).
Academic Lecturer
Carol Starkey’s singing career began when she joined the 1984 Australian and South East Asian tour of Jesus Christ Superstar starring Marcia Hines.  This led to a near-constant stream of major theatrical, cabaret and fringe theatre shows.
Academic Lecturer
Bronte Maree O’Neill is a performer, songwriter, producer and composer. With over 10 years of experience as a professional musician and artist, she has shared the stage with artists like Aston Merrygold, Paloma Faith, Guy Sebastian, Nico & Vinz and Hayley Warner. She has appeared as a session musician on TV programs such as X Factor, Sunrise and The Morning Show.
Academic Lecturer
David McLeod’s rich and varied artistic career spans over 30 years as a singer/songwriter, band leader, session and backup singer and actor. As a recording artist he has released three albums and one EP covering jazz, blues, original songs and cast recordings.
Academic Lecturer
Sam Walton is a singer and musician with a passion for live performance. She began her music career in London, where she was mentored by one of the UK’s most highly regarded vocal coaches, Joshua Alamu (Little Mix, Fleur East, Joss Stone, The Voice UK, Pop Idol) and performed at numerous venues across the UK and Europe. 
Academic Lecturer
April Albert is an international performer, theatre maker and academic. As an artist, she specialises in creating politically engaged performance in a range of contexts and settings. Her solo performance work explores how the historical and cultural resonates in our current social and political experiences.


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At AIM we were so fortunate to have working professionals to teach us. Their first-hand experience and advice were invaluable to me.”  

Elisa Colla
Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre)

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