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MUSC8120 - MusicalTheatre Chorus Platform

Title:MusicalTheatre Chorus Platform
Long Title:MusicalTheatre Chorus Platform
Module Code:MUSC8120
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: Deirdre Collins
Module Description: This is the culminatory module of the Repertory Engagement track. A public ensemble performance provides the focus and articulation of the semester's work.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Perform as a member of a professional musical theatre ensemble chorus
LO2 Draw on ancillary skills in stagecraft, costume and make-up
LO3 Quickly assimilate material and direction for a stage performance or recital
LO4 Reflect and turn a critical eye on self and others to improve future work
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
Weekly intensive rehearsal of material for terminal recital
Individual study of context and background for performance
Public performance of thirty minutes of ensemble repertoire from a variety of musical theatre styles
Developing appropriate movement and gesture towards final performance
Costume & Make-up
Devising, sourcing and using appropriate performance apparel and aspect
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Weekly reflective blog on process and progress 4 25.0 Every Week
Other Continuous assessment of engagement, effort and achievement during preparation for the terminal recital 1,2,3 20.0 Every Week
Performance Evaluation Assessed performance as part of the ensemble at the final recital 1,2,3 20.0 Sem End
Project Final reflection on the terminal recital and the work leading up to it 4 35.0 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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Rehearsal of performance material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Production & Marketing Skills 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual learning and practice of performance material 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
  • John Kenrick 2017, Musical Theatre, 2nd Ed., Bloomsbury Methuen Drama [ISBN: 1474267009]
  • Lyn Cramer 2013, Creating Musical Theatre: Conversations with Broadway Directors and Choreographers, Methuen Drama [ISBN: 1408185326]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • William A Everett 2008, The Cambridge Companion to the Musical, 2nd Ed., Cambridge University press [ISBN: 0521680840]
  • David Henson & Kenneth Pickering 2013, Musical Theatre: A Workbook, Palgrave MacMillan [ISBN: 1137331623]
  • Dorling Kindersly 2015, Musicals:The Definitive Illustrated Story, DK [ISBN: 0241214564]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: www.musicaltheatreresources.com
  • Website: www.onstageblog.com
  • Website: www.oughttobeclowns.blogspot.co.uk

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUTH_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Musical Theatre 8 Mandatory

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