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MUSC8118 - Musical Theatre Ensemble 7

Title:Musical Theatre Ensemble 7
Long Title:Musical Theatre Ensemble 7
Module Code:MUSC8118
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: A deep exploration of the totality of planning and execution of a full scale Musical Theatre production - from conception to Opening Night
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Perform at a high level as a musical theatre performer
LO2 Understand the totality of process in producing a musical theatre presentation
LO3 Make critical decisions relating to the quality and appropriateness of a performance
LO4 Exploit artistic opportunities - within a given set of resource and circumstance
LO5 Understand the role of the full creative team in informing direction / staging / interpretation i.e. Musical Director / Choreographer
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
Explore each step in the timeline for producing a musical and the various crossovers between Departments and Production phase
Being able to form opinions and make choices in relation to a given performance and its various causative elements
Visualising artistic opportunities - within a given set of resource and circumstance i.e. "thinking outside the box"
Creative Team
Working with the Musical Director and Choreographer in developing an artistic interpretation for a song, scene, or routine
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 1,2,4,5 30.0 Every Week
Other Continuous assessment of input to large ensemble work based on Preparation and Development 1,2,4,5 25.0 Every Week
Reflective Journal A weekly Blog documenting the process and outcomes of both small and large ensemble work 2,4 20.0 Every Week
Presentation Overview of an Artistic Pre-Production process - "Your Creative Vision" for a full scale musical theatre presentation (with justification for each decision) 2,3,4,5 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 Musical Theatre Ensemble sessions comprising industry style rehearsal sessions / schedule 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Individual research, reading and practice 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Cohen and Rosenhaus 2006, Writing Musical Theater, ebook Ed., Palgrave Macmillan New York and England [ISBN: 9781137048103]
  • Joseph Church 2015, Music Direction for the Stage: A View from the Podium, ebook Ed., Oxford University Press [ISBN: 9780199993437]
  • Stacy Wolf and Liza Gennaro 2015, Dance in Musical Theater, Oxford Handbooks Online Ed., Oxford University Press [ISBN: 9780199917495]
Recommended 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 7 Mandatory

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