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MUSC8112 - Musical Theatre Ensemble 6

Title:Musical Theatre Ensemble 6
Long Title:Musical Theatre Ensemble 6
Module Code:MUSC8112
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: This module is centered on the staging of a full-scale, large ensemble Musical Theatre production
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Partake in the planning, production and performance of a full large- scale Musical Theatre presentation
LO2 Work as part of an industry-style theatre company and take direction from Creative/Production team as appropriate
LO3 Interface with technical and design team as required by industry norms
LO4 Perform publicly in roles and styles dictated by the libretto and the director's artistic realisation of it
LO5 Develop an understanding of the wide range of budgetary elements associated in the production of a full scale musical theatre presentation
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
Plan / Produce / Perform
Partake in the Planning, Production and Performance of a full large- scale Musical Theatre presentation - including a full-time industry standard rehearsal process with 1. PreProduction (Planning / Budget / Creative Vision / Design) (Auditions / Casting) 2. Rehearsal 3. Get - in and Tech Rehearsal 4. SitzProbe / Band Calls 5. Dress Rehearsal 6. Run of Production
Artistic Vision
Understand the Director's artistic vision - both for each scene and for the overall theatrical presentation
Role / Function / Structure
Exploring and understanding not just text, melody and harmonic structure of a given song, but also its role and function within the overall piece
Exploring and understanding how staging, choreography and choreographic style can influence, support and inform the artistic / creative intent of any given moment or the overall production
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Weekly blog documenting the process and outcomes of the work 1,2,3 25.0 Every Week
Other Continuous assessment of input to rehearsals and performance based on Preparation and Development 2,3,4 25.0 Every Week
Other Continuous assessment of input to and engagement with a large ensemble production based on Preparation and Development. 1,2,3,4 30.0 Every Week
Project Devise and present a potential interpretation and staging for an agreed hypothetical musical theatre presentation. 1 20.0 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
Directed Learning Individual and group practice and preparation 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
  • Scott Miller 1999, Deconstructing Harold Hill - An Insider's Guide to Musical Theatre, Paperback Ed., Heinemann Drama [ISBN: 9780325001661]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUTH_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Musical Theatre 6 Mandatory

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