Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance Diploma of Musical Theatre course prepares aspiring Musical Theatre professionals with tuition from a huge variety of industry leaders.

The Diploma is a full-time, two-year program focused on Musical Theatre technique, performance and theory at an elite level in preparation for a career in the competitive arts and entertainment industry.

Students of this nationally accredited qualification will develop specialised skills in all genres of dance, voice and acting and gain a sound theoretical understanding of their chosen field.

Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance works in partnership with Australian Institute of Education and Training. RTO Provider Number: 131 314


GENRES STUDIED:

  • JCMOD Drills
  • Jazz Technique
  • Broadway Jazz
  • Broadway/Rhythm Tap
  • Contemporary
  • Lyical
  • Classical
  • Urban
  • Commercial
  • Latin/Ballroom/Ceroc
  • Partnering
  • Stretch/Conditioning
  • Acting - Advanced
  • Voice
  • Vocal Privates
  • Music Theory

UNITS OF COMPETENCY:

  • CUAPRF503 Prepare for and Perform in a Competitive Environment This unit is delivered throughout the 1st year of studies in the Diploma of Musical Theatre qualification. Course content includes the preparation and presentation of promotional material required for auditions, the participation of simulated auditions as well as reflecting upon personal performance and future goals.
  • CUAMUP501 Apply Theatrical Make -up and Hairstyles This unit is delivered in the first year of the Diploma of Musical Theatre qualification. Students are required to present a variety of hairstyles and make – up suitable to the directive brief of a performances. Assessment includes live observation, reflection, group forum discussions and workshop participation.
  • CUAWHS501 Maintain a High Level of Fitness for Performance This unit is delivered in the 2nd semester of year one and students are to design their own fitness programs and are assessed through practical observations in gyms and dance studios. This unit prepares the student for the required level of fitness in performance.
  • CUADAN507 Refine Dance Partnering Techniques Dance partnering skills are delivered throughout the Diploma of Musical Theatre qualification in a variety of genres such as Latin, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Contemporary, Ceroc and Improvisation. During the second year of studies these skills are refined and assessed in practical observations and through reflections and group forum discussions.
  • CUAPRF501 Refine Performance Techniques This unit is completed in the 2nd year of study in the Diploma of Musical Theatre qualification. Students participate in a variety of performance events throughout their studies however this unit is assessed throughout the rehearsal and performance season of Showcase – the graduation performances. Assessments consist of practical observations of rehearsals and performances as well as reflections and analysis of performance techniques.
  • CUAIND402 Provide Freelance Services This unit is delivered in the 2nd year of the Diploma of Musical Theatre qualification. Students will learn the skills of how to successfully and appropriately represent themselves in the dance and entertainment industry. Course content and assessment will include business regulations, industry events, client communications and promotional and marketing resources.
  • CUACHR403 Create and Perform Complex Choreography This unit is delivered in the 2nd year of studies in the Diploma of Dance qualification. Course content includes the creation of choreography, rehearsal process, the presentation of choreography, following choreographic briefs, working with simulated clients as well as directing a performance. 2nd year students create work performed by 1st year students which enhances the development of communication, direction and choreography skills.
  • CUAPRF504 Refine Musical Theatre Techniques This unit is delivered in the second year of studies in the Diploma of Musical Theatre program. Students work towards a Musical Theatre Showcase directed by Deb Mitchelmore and Jason Coleman where they are assessed on their rehearsal, collaborative and performance skills. Students are also required to reflect upon their work and contribute to group forum discussions.
  • CUAMPF407 Develop Vocal Techniques This unit is delivered in the 1st year of studies in the Diploma of Musical Theatre program. Students will develop legit, musical theatre and pop vocal repertoire as well as developing the ability to convey the meaning of the text through performance. Classes are delivered in both a one on one and group sessions.
  • CUAPRF601 Extend Musical Theatre Performance Techniques to a Professional Level This unit is delivered in the 2nd year of studies in the Diploma of Musical Theatre program and is an extension to the unit Refine Musical Theatre Techniques. Students are encouraged to reflect upon previous performance in acting, vocal techniques and dance to extend their practice to a professional level. This unit will be assessed as part of the graduation showcase.
  • CUAACT404 Develop Specialist Acting Techniques for Musical Theatre Repertoire This unit is delivered in the first year of studies in the Diploma in Musical Theatre program. Students will develop skills in accents, script analyses, characterisation and character development. Course work will be continuously assessed in the classroom as well as being assessed in front of a live audience.
  • CUAPRF408 Perform Solo in a Musical Theatre Context This unit is delivered in the first year of studies in the Diploma in Musical Theatre program. Students are required to refine monologues, vocal and dance techniques as a soloist throughout a rehearsal process as well as being assessed on their performance in the Musical Theatre Showcase directed by Deb Mitchelmore and Jason Coleman.
  • CUAPRF409 Perform in a Musical Theatre Ensemble This unit is delivered in the first year of studies in the Diploma in Musical Theatre program. Students are required to refine monologues, vocal and dance techniques in an ensemble throughout a rehearsal process as well as being assessed on their performance in the Musical Theatre Showcase directed by Deb Mitchelmore and Jason Coleman.
  • CUADAN410 Develop Expertise in tap dance technique Tap dance classes are delivered throughout the Diploma of Musical Theatre program. Students will learn a variety of tap dance techniques as well study the history and cultural influence of tap dance in Musical Theatre. This unit is assessed through observations, reflections and group forum discussions.
  • CUAMPF505 Develop Technical Skills and Expand Repertoire This unit is delivered in the 2nd year of studies in the Musical Theatre program and the students’ vocals techniques will be assessed in both private and group lessons. In addition to this a reflective portfolio will be developed and assessed as part of the unit.