Two Geelong titans team up to offer musical theatre education

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Two Geelong titans team up to offer musical theatre education

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A Diploma of Musical Theatre will be offered in Geelong from 2025 thanks to Oxygen College and Geelong Arts Centre.

Knowing opposite prompt verse prompt side just got a whole lot easier for Geelong musical theatre enthusiasts.

Creative arts training and education providers, Oxygen College, has partnered with multi-arts development and presentation hub, Geelong Arts Centre, to launch a brand new course of CUA50220 Diploma of Musical Theatre in 2025.

Positioned as a twelve month full time course (3-days per week), the diploma will tackle the trifecta of musical theatre disciplines – acting, singing and dancing, leading Geelong talent towards the Tony’s.

The venture marks a new partnership between the Geelong premier arts educators and Geelong’s premier arts facilitator, which sees the course split across the two state-of-the-art facilities. With Oxygen College on Gordon Avenue and Geelong Arts Centre on Little Malop Street, the two are within walking distance for eager stage-showman, taking their formal accredited learning to the newly refurbished multi-million dollar stages of Geelong Arts Centre.

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Of the new partnership, Oxygen Colleges Head of Music, Phil Kearney says, “Geelong has such a wonderful history of musical theatre performance, and we couldn’t be more excited about offering education in this field. When the decision was made to deliver this course, it seemed so obvious that it would be offered in collaboration with a facility as amazing as the Geelong Arts Centre”.

Geelong Arts Centre CEO and Creative Director, Joel McGuinness agrees saying, “Our partnership with Oxygen College to deliver the Diploma of Musical Theatre represents a significant investment in nurturing and empowering the next generation of performing artists right here in Geelong. By providing access to top-tier training and educational opportunities, we are not only cultivating artistic excellence but also fostering a sense of belonging and pride in our local talent.”

The Diploma of Musical Theatre will begin in 2025, with auditions for places open from mid-2024.

To find out more or to express interest in applying head to the Oxygen College website.