Associated Studios Australia
About the Course
Associated Studios is thrilled to bring this part-time, advanced Musical Theatre course to Australia.
This professional development course focuses on evolving, encouraging and refining your existing vocal, acting and dance skills. The part-time nature of the course allows you to continue your regular work whilst taking the opportunity to develop and polish your skills. The primary objective of the course is to prepare you for work and for auditions, build your confidence and build an excellent audition folder.
A key ethos of our training is allowing you to develop in accordance with your individual needs. You will be working with eminent theatre practitioners including Directors, Musical Directors, Vocal Coaches, Choreographers, Casting Directors, Agents, Composers, and Performers. You will take part in an Industry Showcase in Melbourne at the end of the academic year. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a further term in London from February to June of the following year. Whilst in London you will be exposed to the British Musical Theatre Industry and your London stay will culminate in a West End showcase, in front of an invited audience of Casting Directors and Agents.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
- Applicants must be 18 at the beginning of the academic year.
- Performers recently graduated from Drama School or University.
- Performers wishing to re-focus their career.
- Seasoned performers looking for a safe space to work on their skills.
- Dancers and Actors with a reliable singing ability and some performance experience, wishing to expand their casting in the performing arts industry.
The purpose of the course is to focus on the advanced skills and techniques required to connect all aspects of your performance into a more holistic and engaging experience for the audience. The focus of this course is on you as an individual performer and connecting to your place in this industry.
Acting lies at the heart of every good Musical Theatre Performance. This course will build on your previous training and experience. You will look at a variety of acting approaches and techniques with a number of expert Practitioners, Directors, Voice Teachers and Writers. There will be a focus on integrating skills to prepare you for the professional industry.
Acting Classes include improvisation, text, an introduction to heightened acting, monologue and scene study
Singing and Music
The study of singing and music is fundamental to developing into a professional Musical Theatre Artist. On this course you will focus on developing your working knowledge of the voice. You will continue to explore the development of your individual vocal identity and how to best use that in a professional performance context. You will work on technique from the point of view as an artist and look at how your choices impact the journey of the character and the drama of the piece. You will work with Musical Directors, Singing Teachers and Vocal Coaches.
Classes include Vocal Technique, Repertoire, Vocal Performance, Audition Technique, Performance Confidence and Mock Auditions.
All students will receive some 1-1 Singing Lessons throughout the course.
Dance and Movement
Building your understanding of dance and movement will underpin the physical work required for the other disciplines. We stream our dance classes to allow you to work at the level suitable for your current experience and skill level and use the training to bring out the best in you. You will look to build your strength, flexibility and stamina through the rigorous nature of the classes. You will also work on the skills required to pick up audition routines quickly and with precision, giving you more flair and connection within the audition room. You will work with a range of Dance Practitioners, Choreographers, Stage Combat Directors and Movement experts on a wide range of classes. Dance classes will focus on Technique and Musical Theatre routines.
Our industry classes form a core component of our Musical Theatre Advanced Course. These classes are about providing you greater access to the decision makers within the industry and giving you the opportunity to gain greater insight from a range of professionals currently working in the West End and beyond. You will also engage with performance entrepreneurship to hone the ‘hidden skills’ of the performer such as CV writing, marketing, headshots, networking and personal health and well-being. You will work with a range of people from the industry including Casting Directors, Agents, Musical Directors, Directors and current successful Artists.
Classes include Agent and Casting workshops, Marketing sessions and Industry Showcase rehearsals.
*Please note all course content is subject to change.
Please be aware that we offer three streams, and only accommodate a limited intake, in order to maximise your learning potential:
- 1-year Accelerated Foundation Course in Musical Theatre
- 1-year Musical Theatre Diploma (includes a final industry showcase)
- 1-year Part-Time Advanced Musical Theatre Course (includes a final industry showcase)
Where a student has shown particular commitment and a notable improvement in all the required ‘triple-threat’ disciplines, the Staff Board may decide to accelerate this student to a more ‘advanced’ course. There may also be some instances where a student on an ‘advanced course’ will be advised not to take part in the industry showcase, should the Staff Board deem this to be the best course of action. However no decision would be made until an agreed consultation period, during which the student would have the opportunity to improve.
APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 OPEN NOW
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There is a $50 audition fee to cover the cost of the panel and accompanist. The fee must be paid in advance of your audition to complete your application.
Please note that this fee is non-refundable.
FEES and FINANCE
- $8,300 + GST for 1-year part time course (includes monthly1-2-1 singing lessons)
- Following acceptance of an offer to join the course, the deposit for the course is 25% ($2075) of the full fee
- Course fees may be paid in quarterly or monthly instalments. Each termly fee is due one month before the beginning of term.
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Please note that courses at Associated Studios Australia can be taken on a modular basis. Students are awarded 20 credits per Discipline per module. Students need minimum credits to be considered for participation in our end of year industry showcase.