INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEATRE: MUSICALS, MUSIC IN THEATRE

DRA2MIT

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is an introduction to music theatre practice and a range of different forms of performance with music. Topics will include the artistic works of music theatre such as Sondheim, the politics of musicals, the use of music in theatre, audience engagement, creating original music and sampling for soundscapes. Three studio presentations will be developed from class work and there will be one final performance with the whole class. Students will be expected to research and reflect on music theatre through an essay and reviewing a professional theatre production.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKim Baston

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DRA3MIT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Cambridge Companion to the MusicalRecommendedW.A.Everett & P.R Laird eds.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2008
ReadingsThe Musical as DramaRecommendedScott McMillinPRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2006
ReadingsThe Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the WorldRecommendedR.M SchaferDESTINY, 1993

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Baston

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
750 word review20
Class process 2 projects (250 word equivalent)10
Group Performance (1,000 word equivalent)30
One 2000 word Essay40