Music Theatre Combination Class 4

Subject THTR30032 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 66 Hours
Total Time Commitment:

144 Hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Year Long
Year Long
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Ms Margot Fenley

Subject Overview:

With a working understanding of the fundamentals of combining acting, singing and dance for music theatre performance, MTCC 4 begins to focus on preparation for professional auditions and the development of a role. Work may include classes on audition technique, mock auditions and extension work on repertoire to explore storytelling and character through the rehearsal and performance of show segments. On completion of this subject students will have a clear understanding of the form and standard expected at professional Music Theatre auditions, the extent and range of prepared repertoire of both songs and monologues they should have, as well as the preparation and application required for dance calls. As with all year 3 subjects, a high level of preparation and autonomy is expected, with students exhibiting strong organisational skills and confident application of technical and artistic principles in self-directed work.

Learning Outcomes:

• Develop understanding of the requirements and form of Music Theatre auditions
• Develop skills in audition technique for song, text and dance auditions.
• Develop understanding of professional etiquette, presentation of self and materials for professional auditions.
• Develop skills in collaborative work with directors, musical directors, choreographers and fellow performers.


Class work evaluation: audition preparation. Week 6. 20%
Class work evaluation: project rehearsals. Week 15. 20%

Focusing on achievements against set criteria in areas such as: engagement, developing a methodology, transference of skills into performance, professional attitude and commitment, ability to discuss & give/receive feedback

Formal Performance1: 2 contrasting songs (5 minutes). Week 6. 20%

Formal Performance 2: repertoire segments (20 minutes). Week 15. 30%

Written: self-assessment of progress based on a journal of classroom and rehearsal experiences, self-directed study and progress towards personal artistic objectives. 500 words equivalent. Week 15. 10%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

• Demonstrate understanding of the requirements and form of auditions for professional Music Theatre
• Develop skills in autonomously preparing audition material specific to the requirements of genre and style of a given work.
• Develop a repertoire of prepared work (songs and monologues) autonomously for general audition purposes.
• Demonstrate enhanced skills in collaborative work with directors, musical directors, choreographers and fellow performers.
• Demonstrate enhanced skills in developing a role, with consideration of character, style, period and their inherent vocal, acting and dance demands.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)

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