INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEATRE: MUSICALS, MUSIC IN THEATRE

DRA2MIT

2021

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 develop 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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKim Baston

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesAnalysis of performance with music in different forms and purposesResearch and create at least one section (3-4mins)Vocal delivery in performanceOne review and one essayTwo in class practical projects with the whole group, one small group practical project.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The Cambridge Companion to the Musical

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorW.A.Everett & P.R Laird eds.

Year2008

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PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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The Musical as Drama

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorScott McMillin

Year2006

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PublisherPRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

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The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorR.M Schafer

Year1993

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PublisherDESTINY

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse approaches to music analysis
02. Contribute to ensemble performance
03. Deliver musical language
04. Increase skills in performance analysis and making
05. Work in Large Groups, work in small groups

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Baston

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

400 word reviewDramaturgical review, written assignment linked to class process work.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4

Class process (800 word equivalent)Practical, in class work

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Group Performance (1,200 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

One 1500 word Essay

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2