Diploma of Musical Theatre

Intensive performing arts training on stage, not just in the studio.

The Diploma of Musical Theatre is a one-year full-time course where students alternate between intensive studio-based ‘boot camp’ training, rehearsals and performance seasons in front of live audiences.


For over twenty years Stage School Australia has augmented its weekly ongoing classes with intensive opportunities to rehearse and perform a full production, whether on tour with Seussical, Joseph’s Dreamcoat and Once on this Island, or in Melbourne-based productions such as Spring Awakening, or sell-out seasons of Wicked, Les Misérables or CATS.

The progression we have seen in both technique, creativity and performance energy when performers are working towards onstage performance seasons is dramatic, and far exceeds the progression we have seen in simply studio-based training

Stage School Australia’s Diploma of Musical Theatre is the perfect bridging course between high school and further tertiary studies for young performers wanting to refine their skills through practical on-stage experience.

Our performing arts courses in Melbourne are designed to develop skills and techniques needed for productions while allowing students to train in a supportive and collaborative environment.