Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorMr Trevor Jones
Faculty of the VCA & MCM Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject is a practical and theoretical exploration of the development of the modern musical from its beginnings through to the end of what is commonly termed ‘The Golden Age’ through the lens of the large ensemble, delivered through a weekly 2-hour large ensemble singing class and a one-hour embedded lecture. Singing in the supportive environment of a large group, students will explore the role of large ensemble songs of significant shows of the period such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hammerstein whilst developing skills in safe voice usage and technique, basic music notation, harmonies, song structure and style as well as developing an understanding of acting through song. Each week the lecture will focus on a musical that changed the music theatre landscape and its impact on the development of the form will be discussed. The subject will conclude with a short performance featuring a sample of the repertoire covered. No former singing or musical experience is necessary.
• Develop knowledge of music theatre repertoire and history
Continuous: Assessment will be on level of attainment in preparation of parts, individual and/or sectional practice and active participation in all rehearsals, classes and performances as directed Weeks 1-12 45%
Weekly on-line 5 question multiple choice test, drawn from lecture material Weeks 1-12 30%
Written: the submission of a learning log, detailing the development of understanding of the vocal, musical and acting requirements for 2 pieces of repertoire studied, including challenges encountered and skills developed to overcome them. 1,000 words Week 12 25%
Less than 80% attendance will result in a fail. All assessment components must be attempted in order to pass the subject.
Formal: Participation in a final performance is a hurdle requirement.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
|Links to further information:||http://vca-mcm.unimelb.edu.au/|
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) |
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art)
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