Bachelor of Music Theatre


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3 years full-time 




Melbourne, Sydney


Domestic and International
FEE-HELP eligible


CRS 1401315
Bachelor 111595M 


The Bachelor of Music Theatre program will prepare you for landing leading roles, playing in ensembles, and generating original theatre works as you steadily build your professional performance skills. This is a specialised practice that integrates your singing and acting skills with one-on-one tuition. 


The Bachelor of Music Theatre program is led by professors and lecturers working in the industry. You will receive practical tuition to develop your ability to sing, dance, act, create and audition in the real world. 


As a Music Theatre student, you will develop the ‘triple skill set’ – singing, dancing and acting. You will also learn how to form a healthy practice routine by understanding the psychology of performance. Collaborative projects will give you real-world experience, preparing you to command the stage. 

At the conclusion of your course, you will gain an industry-recognised qualification with multiple career opportunities such as: 

  • Actor 
  • Casting Agent 
  • Composer for Music Theatre 
  • Dancer 
  • Music Journalist 
  • Music Theatre Performer 
  • Music Theatre Director 
  • Performing Arts Teacher 
  • Stage Manager 
  • Vocalist/Singer 
  • Voice Over Specialist 


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


Try a Diploma of Music (Pathway into Bachelor of Music Theatre) 

Not quite ready for a full three-year degree? See if tertiary music studies are for you with a one-year Diploma of Music. You’ll undertake foundational units in acting and performance, whilst acquiring musical literacy and academic skills. The Diploma is an industry-recognised qualification. We’ll credit all your completed units, along with a successful audition – so you can continue into the Bachelor of Music Theatre degree as a second-year student. 

To gain entry into our Bachelor of Music Theatre program, applicants are required to audition and must prepare two contrasting items. These may take the form of: 

  • Performed to a backing track that you will provide 
  • At least one song should have a strong story to demonstrate your acting skills 
  • Songs should be performed in full 

Applicants can also audition with this optional supporting material to help make your audition stand out even more: 

  1. Performance to showcase your dance abilities 
  1. A short monologue to showcase your acting abilities 
  1. Performance resume outlining any previous training and/or experience 
  1. Sheet music of your pieces 

Find out more about auditioning at AIM.


Must have achieved ONE of the following:  

  • Satisfactory completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Year 12 Certificate in the last 2 years (such as HSC or VCE*) and satisfy the minimum English language entry of a Band 3 in HSC English Standard (or equivalent)  
  • Satisfactory completion of IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma qualification in the past 2 years  
  • Satisfactory completion of an AQF VET qualification (Certificate IV and above, or equivalent as assessed by DET)  
  • Satisfactory completion of at least 6 months full-time tertiary study (AQF level 5 or higher)  
  • Be a mature age student (21 years or older) 

*NOTE: Completion of Senior VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) does not meet these requirements.   

Need Further Information?  View Entry Requirements Domestic or Entry Requirements International. 

Would you like to talk about your options for entry? Email us  


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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.”  

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Elisa Colla
Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre)

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