Graduate with the ear of a musician and the imagination of an actor:


You'll also have the vision of a director and the grit of a producer


Your Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre) will speak volumes:

  • Develop your vocal, acting and dancing abilities and learn how to coordinate and combine them in performance

  • Create, produce and perform devised work

  • Amplify your vocal performance through individual voice lessons and group master classes

  • Acquire deeper understanding of music, music performance processes and contexts

  • Advance your performance skills in our purpose-built learning and performance spaces

  • Be mentored by high-calibre professional practitioners in a supportive, creative environment

  • Build your creative networks and collaborate across genres

  • Graduate with a performance portfolio drawing on the multiple performance opportunities on and off the AIM campus.

Download our 2021 Prospectus for course structure and subject details.

  1. Major study: Practical skill development & performance across singing, acting, dancing and creating
  2. Theoretical studies & aural: Get a grip on music theory and history, and learn to contextualise and critique in areas of special interest
  3. Ensemble: Develop the art of group singing, culminating each year in a major AIM musical
  4. Associated studies & electives: Sharpen your focus or explore more

Elective units give you space to explore and shape your experience during the third year of your degree. You may choose to continue with Acting and Dance units, or go broader across composition, production, management, media and tech subjects from any of AIM’s major study streams.

Popular examples include:

  • Composition
  • Directing for Stage
  • Intro to Arts & Entertainment Management
  • Live Sound

Audition/Portfolio Requirements

Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence:

  • A live performance (to be performed during the interview)
  • A recorded visual or audio performance
  • A recorded original composition
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement
  • An audio mix of a musical work


Applicants may choose to provide a combination of evidence e.g. a live performance of an existing work and a recording of an original track.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview.


For all other admissions criteria, please refer to the Admissions Criteria policy available here:

 Bachelor of Music specific admissions

For more information on the specific entry and admissions processes relevant to your program of interest and your student status, please follow the links below

Domestic Students

How to Apply

Admissions Criteria


International Students

How to Apply

Admissions Criteria

Graduates of the Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre) should be able to:


  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of music theatre theory and practice with depth in a variety of Music Theatre contexts and demonstrate an applied understanding of theory and practice in music theatre principles. 
  2. Critically review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise music theatre theory and practice in musicianship, acting and dance. 
  3. Demonstrate technical proficiency in in musicianship, acting and dance. 
  4. Apply critical thinking and creativity and informed judgement to a range of areas in musicianship, acting and dance scenarios. 
  5. Communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately as a musician, actor and dancer in a diverse range of contexts, circumstances and media. 
  6. Demonstrate initiative and judgement in music theatre theory and practice. 
  7. Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in music theatre theory and practice. 
  8. Adapt musicianship, acting and dance knowledge and skills to a diverse range of professional contexts.
  9. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in the application of musicianship, acting and dance knowledge and skills for professional practice, through ongoing professional development and when working in collaborations with others.