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MUSC8109 - Musical Theatre Ensemble 5

Title:Musical Theatre Ensemble 5
Long Title:Musical Theatre Ensemble 5
Module Code:MUSC8109
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
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: David Hayes
Module Description: The fifth in a sequential set of modules, Musical Theatre Ensemble 5 is based on an exploration of the totality of elements arising in the presentation of a full scale musical theatre presentation/performance performance. Students deploy the tripartite skillset required by the industry i.e Acting, Singing, and Dancing and additionally, explore the interface with supporting technical departments / design team / and the role(s) of the production company
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Perform as part of a musical theatre ensemble, large and/or small scale, incorporating staging, movement, choreography, song and dialogue
LO2 Take direction and share opinion relating to both the choosing and execution of performance material for ensemble presentation
LO3 Focus on and appreciate, the central importance of text, spoken or sung
LO4 Understand the role of all supporting technical departments e.g. LX, Sound, Stage Management and the Design departments e.g Set, Props, Wardrobe, Hair & Make Up.
LO5 Reflect upon and document their personal and group process and achievement
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
Taking artistic direction towards a focussed and coherent performance of an appropriate standard and complexity
Taking responsibility for delivering one's own specific roles and functions as they contribute to the overall company presentation
Rehearsing principal and ensemble elements, with sufficient independent preparation to facilitate adherence to strict deadlines and tight schedules
Working in an ensemble environment, with peers, a director and a full production team - creative, technical and design
Making considered weekly online journal entries documenting process and outcomes of this work and reflecting on issues surmounted
Reviewing an existing Musical Theatre Libretto and staging using one's considered learning to construct opinion
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Continuous assessment of input to Musical Theatre Ensemble sessions based on Preparation and Development 1,2,3,4 30.0 Every Week
Other Continuous assessment of input to large ensemble work based on Preparation and Development 1,2,3,4 25.0 Every Week
Reflective Journal A weekly Blog documenting the process and outcomes of both small and large ensemble work 5 20.0 Every Week
Project Analysis and criticism of an agreed musical theatre libretto and staging 2,3,4 25.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

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
Lab Two 1.5 hour Musical Theatre Ensemble sessions 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Research and personal practice 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Peter Filichia 2007, Let's Put On A Musical: How To Choose The Right Show for Your Theater, Back Stage Books New York, USA [ISBN: 9780823088170]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUTH_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Musical Theatre 5 Mandatory

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