CUA40520 Certificate IV in Musical Theatre

The Certificate IV in Musical Theatre includes the development of solo and ensemble musical repertoire, intensive vocal and acting development, photoshoot, audition protocols, and make-up skills. Dance units include partnering, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, fosse, cabaret, musical, technical jazz development and more.

Course Delivery

Our Certificate IV in Musical Theatre is a two-year course, delivered on WEDNESDAYS from 9am - 6pm. New courses commence each year. The course is run using alternate A and B years. The students refine their technical skills, make up and prepare for auditions in Year A, then develop and refine their solo and ensemble repertoire performances during Year B.

Course Information

RAW’s courses are very fairly priced. We offer payment plans to assist you and your parents, making this an easy and very affordable option for you to study. Our Certificate IV in Musical Theatre on campus course is $99 per week.
There are some additional costs including:
– $70 RAW Jacket
– $200 Costume fees per year for the End of Year Showcase (payable over 4 x $50 weekly payments)
– $40-$50 per ticket for the End of Year Showcases
– $199 Make up kit (payable over 5 x $39.80 weekly payments)
– You will also require a laptop or iPad, makeup equipment, the right dance shoes and access to Internet data as a back up.
Course payments are preferably made via Direct Debit – providing an affordable option to assist with all types of budgets. RAW does not require a student to ever pay more than $1,000 in advance for services not yet provided, either prior to course commencement or at any stage during their course. Fees will be paid off during the course via installments according to a set payment plan.
Our Certificate IV in Dance runs on WEDNESDAYS from 9am – 6pm. We accept students from years 11 and 12 and school leavers for this course. The course is offered one day a week, which provides ample time outside of study for other school work and/or a part-time job.
We encourage you to keep taking independent dance classes, teaching at your studio, auditioning for roles as your outside commitments all contribute to making you the artist you want to become.
To audition for our Certificate IV in Dance you can attend either one of our classes during the regular term, or one of our Student Experience Days throughout the year. Along with showcasing your technical skill you will need to:
– describe basic features of technique and repertoire
– be well prepared and well presented
– be able to effectively communicate, listen and interpret directions
– have a positive persona
We have students attending Raw from all over Southeast Queensland, from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast, and from the bay west to Toowoomba.
Over 50% of our students catch public transport. 
– short walk to train (800m)
– short walk to bus (400m)
– 25 car parks at the rear of RAW premises
ample street parking also available
Where possible, we align our on campus course dates with the Education Queensland terms, giving you the freedom to plan holidays as you wish, without any interruptions. You can see all of our term dates here –
Students may be required to work on assessments outside of RAW, this can range from 2-4 hours per week depending on the unit of study and time of year.
Quite a large number of our students have gone on to work across the globe graduates of our courses have performed in 15 countries across the globe, with companies like Disney, universal, Ringling Circus, Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean cruise lines, burn the floor, Raw, Kayne West, Moulin Rouge, So you think you can dance and countless more.

Course Outline

Term 1 & 2
The students will work on developing their jazz, street, tap, contemporary, musical dance technique every term over the length of the course.
The students will work on developing their vocal and acting technique every term over the length of the course.
Term 3
The students will complete their Make Up unit and conduct a photo shoot to further understand working with a camera.
Terms 1, 2 & 3
The students will develop three solo and ensemble repertoire performances over the three terms. This allows the students to continually refine and develop their performance skills.
The units included in our CUA40520 Certificate IV in Musical Theatre are:
CUAACT412 Develop and apply acting techniques for musical theatre
CUADAN422 Develop dance techniques for musical theatre
CUAPPR414 Develop self as artist
CUAPRF314 Develop audition techniques
CUAPRF418 Perform solo in a musical theatre context
CUAPRF419 Perform in a musical theatre ensemble
CUAVOS411 Develop singing techniques for musical theatre
CUAVOS413 Develop vocal techniques for musical theatre
CUAMPF417 Develop vocal techniques
CUAACT411 Use acting techniques in performance
CUADAN413 Develop expertise in jazz dance techniques
CUADAN415 Develop expertise in street dance techniques
CUADAN419 Develop expertise in contemporary dance techniques
CUADAN420 Develop expertise in tap dance techniques
CUAMUP511 Apply theatrical make-up and hairstyles

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