INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEATRE: MUSICALS, MUSIC IN THEATRE

DRA2MIT

2019

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. Students will develpo two studio presentations from class work and one final performance with the whole class. Students will research and reflect on music theatre through an essay and dramaturgical review.

SchoolSchool 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

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse approaches to music analysis

Activities:
Analysis of performance with music in different forms and purposes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Contribute to ensemble performance

Activities:
Research and create at least one section (3-4mins)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Deliver musical language

Activities:
Vocal delivery in performance
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Increase skills in performance analysis and making

Activities:
One review and one essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Work in Large Groups

Activities:
Create a final performance from idea with a group
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Work in Small Groups

Activities:
Complete two small class performances
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

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% ILO*
800 word review20 04
Class process(800 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
Group Performance (1,200 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 05
One 1200 word Essay30 01, 02