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MUSC7029 - Musical Theatre Singing 3

Title:Musical Theatre Singing 3
Long Title:Musical Theatre Singing 3
Module Code:MUSC7029
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Author: Aine Whelan
Module Description: The third in a progressive series of skills-centered modules. This enables the student to further develop technique and performance skills in different styles of music theatre singing
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate developing technical fluency and the ability to define the importance of resonance
LO2 Present vocal exercises and studies appropriate to both Legit and Popular/Belt vocal styles
LO3 Perform a programme of repertoire specific to a prescribed era of Music Theatre to demonstrate technical and interpretive skills relevant to both Legit and Popular/Belt vocal styles
LO4 Apply technical and interpretive skills to perform a previously unseen musical theatre song in either Legit or popular/belt vocal styles
LO5 Reflect on learning and practice methods
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
To acquire technical stability and an understanding of vocal resonance through specific exercises and vocalise
Analysis of era-specific musical theatre repertoire identifying different techniques required for Legit and Popular/Belt vocal styles
Repertory Studies
Study of musical theatre song forms and types appropriate to a specific era for both Legit and Popular/Belt styles
Music Literacy
Development of sight-reading skills appropriate to level and vocal style
Acting through song
Growing ability to act through song
Reflective Practice
Reflect on learning research and individual practice through weekly submission on Canvas's blog facility.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Reflection on learning and practice methods 5 20.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assessment of student's commitment and application throughout the course of study through weekly class based assessment of technical exercises, repertory and sight reading 1,2,3,4 20.0 Every Week
Performance Evaluation Presentation of technical exercises and studies, performance of prescribed music theatre repertory, performance of a previously unseen song 1,2,3,4 60.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Weekly individual vocal lesson 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Lab Weekly vocal ensemble 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual practice and research 5.5 Every Week 5.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Gillyanne Kayes 2007, Singing and the Actor, A & C Black [ISBN: 9780713668230]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Joan Melton 2007, Singing in Musical Theatre, Allworth Press [ISBN: 9781581154825]
  • Scott McMillin 2014, The Musical as a Drama, Princeton University Press [ISBN: 0691164625]
  • Richard Kislan 1996, The Musical;Alook at American Musical Theatre, Applause Theatre Book Publishers [ISBN: 9781557832177]
  • Robert Gordon 2016, British Musical Theatre since 1950, Bloomsbury Metheun Drama [ISBN: 9781472584366]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUTH_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Musical Theatre 3 Mandatory

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