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What is this course about?

This qualification reflects individuals aiming to prepare for the world of musical theatre. It is a demanding course extending individual learners in a variety of genres in both theoretical and practical applications including vocal, acting and dance. Learners are to apply critical thinking and develop independent performance approaches to extend themselves as artists. Learners can venture into their career or extend their training with the Diploma in Musical Theatre. This course is for advanced performers and designed for extension and preparation for the industry. This is an best suited to secondary school students, school leavers or students who are leaving school early and instead of schooling are studying a full time qualification of their choice in line with government requirements. Secondary students (still at school) will receive credits to their WACE score. All SCSA dates are met and communication with the school and VET coordinator is organised by Emergent Academy.

What is the course duration?

This course can be studied on a part time or full time option. This flexible option are available to suit your needs and life circumstances. The course can studied over two years- with two days of tuition per year or one year with four days of tuition. This course is run over the four school terms. There are extra hours in performance and rehearsal times where necessary. Secondary school students will need permission for two day school release over Year 11 and Year 12 and is suitable for General Pathway students.

What subjects are in the qualification?

Like any qualifications there are units to complete for certification. As the Certificate IV expects an advanced standard the subject matter is more intense and more demanding. As musical theatre is a triple threat the student will participate in all genres of vocal, acting and dance. The subjects include several classes with the following components: Acting (monologue, scene work, scene to song) Vocal (Technical, performance practical, aural), Industry and career, Dance (Musical theatre, partnering and dance genres), conditioning [stretch and strength], performance, rehearsal and audition skills. The course is designed to prepare you for industry with all-round training and employable skills.

Is there homework in the course?

With any nationally recognised qualification there are both theoretical and practical components to complete. The students participate in guided theory classes to specifically teach the theory components within the course. The theory mentoring does limit the amount of homework however as this is a AQF4 level qualification students are expected to complete tasks out of class time. Each assessment is supported by the staff in our tailored classroom platform.

How do I apply?

Applications are designed to be straightforward and low pressure. We want potential students to be as comfortable in applying as they will be in training. Applications are online with a further phone or in person interview as needed. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

How do I pay for this course?

With a performing arts qualifications requiring private payment Emergent Academy offers flexible payment plans to allow for convenient payments throughout the study year. Financial hardship and Talent based scholarships are available on application.

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