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  • Acting Skills 4MUST30002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In Acting Skills 4, students will develop skills for acting for camera. Working with a range of film and television scripts, students will continue to apply acting processes developed in previous years whilst responding to the particular demands of the medium. Classes will develop the student’s u...

  • Performance Project BMUST30009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In Performance Project, the emphasis switches to application of skills to performance. Here the emphasis is on opportunities for students to put into practice the craft and methodologies learned in all of their previous studies to create an autonomous personal process that serves the intention of...

  • Music Theatre Combination Class 5BMUST30010

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Development of audition skills and practice continue in this subject though the key focus is on rehearsal and performance of the Industry Showcase, to which agents, producers, directors and other key professionals will be invited. The content of Showcase will be created and shaped according to th...

  • Music Theatre: Singing the Golden AgeMUST20009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is a practical and theoretical exploration of the development of the modern musical from its beginnings in opera and operetta through to the end of what is commonly termed ‘The Golden Age’. A weekly 2-hour large ensemble singing class will explore the music of the period, focusing on...

  • Music Theatre: From Chorus To EnsembleMUST10009

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is an introduction to musical theatre through both an historical examination of its development and a practical experience of number of the key works of the genre through singing large ensemble songs. The diversity of styles of music theatre music and singing will be identified throu...

  • Moving Image ThesisSCRN50001

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    A research topic selected in consultation with the course coordinator. Enrolment in the thesis is across two consecutive semesters and students must enrol in the subject in each semester to ensure they are meeting the full 37.5 point requirement for the year-long subject.

  • Melodrama, Ideology and the CinemaSCRN40005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject analyses the history, aesthetics and critical discourse of cinematic melodrama across global art cinema and Hollywood filmmaking traditions and contemporary practices. It addresses melodrama’s origins in, and continued engagement with, other visual and performing art forms, especiall...

  • Art Cinema and the Love StorySCRN30001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is a study of many manifestations of the love story represented in Australian, Italian, French, British and North American art cinema traditions. Through detailed close-analysis of a range of films, the subject explores topics such as romantic love, Surrealism and mad love, the marit...

  • Australian Film and TelevisionSCRN20013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is an introduction to the study of Australian film and television. Beginning with post-war Australian film and television, we will trace the emergence of the modern entertainment industry in Australia locating it within national and international frameworks and examining the growing ...

  • Independent Dramaturgy ProjectDRAM90013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is the culmination and synthesis of all the other subjects on the course, where knowledge and skills are applied in a project that the student will identify independently. This will take the form of fieldwork; this may be on a project happening at the VCA or in the main stage or inde...

  • Base Skills 2DRAM10015

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Classes will cover spoken voice, actor’s movement and physical conditioning and dance technique. These classes provide some of the fundamental underpinnings for the three key skill areas of music theatre training and will build the performer’s strength, flexibility and freedom whilst developing s...

  • Acting Lab 3DRAM30021

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject extends the actor in generative and interpretative stage and screen projects. Students adapt and reframe the skills they have acquired, and integrate them to performance in contemporary generative and/or classical material led by external professional artists. Actors begin to refine ...

  • Base Skills 1DRAM10013

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Classes will cover spoken voice, actor’s movement and physical conditioning and dance technique. These classes provide some of the fundamental underpinnings for the three key skill areas of music theatre training and will build the performer’s strength, flexibility and freedom whilst developing s...

  • Acting Lab 2DRAM20024

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject extends the actor in longer generative and interpretative performance projects. Students develop the skills they have acquired and apply them to performance in contemporary generative work and classical material. Actors will explore working within both stage and screen production pro...

  • Acting Lab 1DRAM20022

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the actor’s process via scene work and contemporary rehearsal techniques. Working within an ensemble, actors will explore historical, emerging, collaborative and mediated theatrical paradigms through practical exploration of extant text in a variety of studio c...

  • Voice Skills 3MUST20003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Voice 3 continues the development of technical and artistic excellence from year 1 Voice, with extension through exploration in singing lessons of music theatre repertoire and in spoken voice classes through application of technique to text work, which may begin to include dialects. Individual le...

  • Singing 2MUST10011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The work begun in first semester on technique and artistic interpretation will continue and intensify through work on duets and trios. Students will be encouraged to integrate their developing understanding of musical and acting skills to consider, context and character as it is expressed musical...

  • Acting Skills 3MUST20002

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    Acting 2 focuses on extension of skills attained in Acting 1, with the experience of working with challenging texts and extension work in physical performance. Classes in Shakespeare will provide deep technical understanding that will then be given practical application, allowing students to find...

  • Voice Skills 4MUST20005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Voice 4 continues the development of technical and artistic excellence from Voice 3, with continuing extension though a range of music theatre repertoire of diverse styles and genres. Spoken Voice classes will focus more specifically on accent and dialect with a study of the most commonly used di...

  • Music Theatre Combination Class 3MUST20006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In Music Theatre Combination Class 3 the work of first semester will be focussed through the lens of genre, style and repertoire. Students will be expected to adapt the skills attained in previous classes to respond to specific styles of language, music, choreography and to period.