Musical theatre

Learn about musical theatre

Study the history and formal structures of ‘the musical’ with practical tuition and training in writing for musical theatre. You’ll examine key theoretical frameworks for the study of musical theatre, and embody this knowledge in practical song writing and libretto writing workshops, including sessions with leading industry professionals.

Why study musical theatre?

Providing a complete introduction to the world of musical theatre, you’ll gain in-depth, hands-on knowledge. You’ll have the opportunity to work on the creation and performance of a musical theatre piece, from exploratory workshops to full public production. In devising and performing an original piece of musical theatre, you’ll undertake performance skills workshops in singing, dancing and technical aspects.

Major Focus by location
Focus Locations
MinorNote Clayton

This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 4 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.

Where can it take me?

In our Monash Arts 'What a Week' series, two year 12 students hear from industry practitioners about where the study of theatre and performance can take you.

Career options

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Stage management
  • Theatre administration
  • Technical theatre
  • Festivals
  • Scriptwriting

Overseas opportunities

As a Monash student you have the option to make your course an international one. One option is studying at a Monash campus abroad, and you'll have Malaysia, India, China or Prato (Italy).