YWAM Arts | GOLD COAST & KONA | School of Musical Theatre
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GOLD COAST & KONA | School of Musical Theatre

The School of Musical Theatre (Performance and Production) is a six­ month second level University of the Nations school, consisting of 12 weeks of lectures and 12 weeks of outreach. Throughout the school, you will develop the skills, knowledge and character essential to creating, performing and producing musical theatre infused with Biblical truth.

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Additionally, we aim to equip you to enter the theatre industry as missionaries to be a light and witness for Jesus Christ. Course Curriculum includes, God’s Heart for the Arts, the Global Musical Theatre Industry, Intimacy and Identity, Biblical Studies and the Hebraic mindset as well as being a missionary to this expressive sphere of society. Further to this, topics including, but not limited to Singing, Dancing, Acting, Playwriting, Music Composition, Directing, Set Design, Stage Management will also be explored.You will be exposed to the wide range of disciplines involved in Musical Theatre production while also developing an area of expertise.



Headshot2The School Leader, Melissa Fenton, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama and a Master of Creative Industries in Creative Production and Arts Management. The final project for her Masters, a thesis, was titled ‘Mapping the Global Musical Theatre Industry: Locating the Role and Career Path of the Musical Theatre Producer and Levering Acumen for career Success.’ Melissa has worked in both professional and community theatre settings. She has worked on stage, backstage and front of house. Melissa is passionate about King Jesus and seeing His Kingdom established on earth as it is in Heaven – particularly in and through the theatre industry (and the Middle East… but that’s a story for another day!). Melissa also holds a Certificate III in Music.


November 16th 2016 – May 12th 2017