Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50213

Applications now open for 2021!

Gain unique industry insights, personalised training and performance experience. 


Stage School Australia presents the Performance Intensive - Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50213 

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Earn your Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50213 in 2021, with our fully accredited course.

Daniel Puckey appointed as Musical Director.  

He was most recently the Musical Director for the Australian tour of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical.​  Previously, he was the Associate Musical Director and Associate Conductor on The Book of Mormon, The Wizard of Oz, The Bodyguard Musical, Disney’s The Lion King, and Hot Shoe Shuffle. He has also worked as a Keyboardist on the Melbourne seasons of Kinky Boots, We Will Rock You, Sound of Music, Lion King and King KongView all faculty.

Become a Triple Threat

Learn directly from experienced teachers and industry professionals to develop professional musical theatre skills by combining studio based classes, masterclasses and performance intensives, with more formal study units.  Delivered in collaboration with the Australian Teachers of Dancing RTO#31624

Creative skills for the future workforce

One in two Australians agree that the arts have a big or very big impact on building creative skills that will be necessary for the future workforce. This is in line with the growing body of evidence that identifies creative skills as essential to workforces of the future. In recent years, multiple predictions about workforces of the future – both Australian and international studies – have identified increasing need for creative thinking and skills. Creativity enables adaptability, experimentation and innovation. Creative skills have been integral to the fast-growing industries in Australia over the past decade and ... creativity can cultivate new ideas, technologies and cutting edge innovation.    Australia Council for the Arts Creating Our Future Report, August 2020

Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50213

Through working with qualified teachers and industry professionals, students will work towards developing professional musical theatre skills. 

At the conclusion of the course, students should be equipped to audition for professional musical theatre, or to undertake further professional training.

Full time 8:45am-4:00pm weekdays

2021 Term Dates

Term 1: 8 February – 26 March

Term 3: 12 July – 17 September

Term 2: 12 April – 25 June

Term 4: 4 October – 10 December

*Dates are subject to slight changes

Elective Units

















Provide Freelance Services

Develop Vocal Techniques

Refine Performance Techniques

Prepare For Performances In A Competitive Environment

Refine Musical Theatre Techniques

Maintain A High Level Of Fitness For Performance

Refine Contemporary Dance Technique

Develop Own Sustainable Professional Practice

Apply Theatrical Make-Up And Hairstyles

Extend Musical Theatre Performance Techniques To A Professional Level

Interact Appropriately With Children In Performing Arts Environments

Develop Acting Techniques For Musical Theatre

Develop Advanced Vocal Techniques

Use A Range Of Performance Techniques

Perform Solo In A Musical Theatre Context

Perform In A Musical Theatre Ensemble

This course will be conducted under a partnership with Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) RTO#31624, a not-for-profit organisation and one of the leading providers of nationally accredited dance teaching in Australia.

* Elective units are subject to change and are at the discretion of the Course Director

I used everything that I was learning from Stage School’s First Year Performance Intensive with all of my teachers and took a lot in from what I learnt from the master class weeks. I truly didn’t hold back for the preparation of my audition and achieved goals that I didn’t think possible to achieve in such little time.  Student

Focus on the integration of performance skills and choreographic practice in a range of dance styles.

Study music theatre voice technique, including breath support, pitch, range and tone through an exploration of large and small ensemble music theatre songs.

The structure of the course allows intensive skills training and practice to take place alongside rehearsal processes and a wide variety of performance styles.

Explore practical techniques to encourage spontaneity and unlock your imagination. 

Work with a dialect and accent coach to master a range of regional accents and understand the techniques behind it.

What training providers are on My Skills?

All of the training providers on My Skills are registered training organisations (RTOs).

This means they are registered by a state or territory or national regulator (ASQA) recognition authority to deliver training and/or conduct assessments and issue nationally recognised qualifications.

Only RTOs can:

  • Deliver nationally recognised courses and accredited Australian Qualifications Framework VET qualifications.

  • Apply for Australian state and territory funding to deliver vocational education and training.

An RTO is an organisation that provides VET qualifications; e.g.

  • technical and further education (TAFE) institutes

  • adult and community education providers

  • agricultural colleges

  • industry skill centres

  • commercial and enterprise training providers

  • some universities, higher education providers, and high schools

Course Fees & Full Student Info Pack



Students enrolling in accreditation may be eligible to receive income support while attending the Diploma course. Please contact Centrelink to explore your eligibility as eligibility for Centrelink benefits is based on an individual’s personal circumstances.


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