Music Theatre Combination Class 1

Subject MUSI10190 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 06-Nov-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 57
Total Time Commitment:

74 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 1
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Semester 2
Semester 2
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:


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This class comprises the vital work of practising the core skill areas in combination for holistic music theatre performance. Classes will integrate skills learning from first semester singing, acting and dance classes in specific application to music theatre repertoire. Acting the Song classes will advance the work begun in small ensemble and individual voice lessons to build an understanding of both technical and interpretative imperatives for the music theatre singer. Production classes will combine the skills of large ensemble singing and dance, with an emphasis on the technical requirements of each and their linkage to advancing meaning within the context of plot and character.

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• understand the fundamental relationship of the actor/singer/dancer;
• exhibit a developing ability to integrate skill sets in combination;
• exhibit a developing ability to critically analyse the imperatives of context, story and character and make informed choices with developing autonomy;
• exhibit a developing ability to approach tasks with a sense of play, flexibility and creativity to enliven their analytical choices;
• support their storytelling with sound technique, whether working with spoken text, song or dance and whether separately or in combination.


Continuous: 60% TOTAL: (comprising: Acting the Song (30%), Production Class (30%). Based on preparation and participation in classes, demonstrating continuous application to given tasks)

Formal: 20% TOTAL: in-house presentation of a song (10%) and large ensemble production numbers (10%)

Written: 20% TOTAL: comprising written task detailing analytical, technical and interpretative process undertaken in the preparation of the formal assessment song (2 pages: 10%) and of one of the production numbers (2 pages: 10%), including personal observations of any challenges arising in these areas.

Late submission Unless an extension has been granted, for essays/assignments submitted after the due date, the mark a student is awarded for their work will be reduced by 10% for each day the work is late. Using electronic submission means work may be submitted on any day. Unless an extension has been granted, assignments submitted later than 5 working days (or 1 week if due on a weekend) after the due date will not be marked, and will receive no marks.

Hurdle requirements Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• exhibit extensive practical and theoretical understanding of their discipline including acquisition of skill level, discipline, relevant professional knowledge, and ethics appropriate to professional artistic practice;
• be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
• recognise and value their uniqueness as an artist whilst developing diversification;
• participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems.

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

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