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MUSC8122 - Musical Theatre Dance Platform

Title:Musical Theatre Dance Platform
Long Title:Musical Theatre Dance Platform
Module Code:MUSC8122
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: Aisling Byrne Gaughan
Module Description: This is the final step in the ladder of dance modules and is focussed on a public dance recital containing solo and ensemble material.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Perform publicly as a member of a dance troupe and as an individual
LO2 Devise appropriate choreography in collaboration with a mentor
LO3 Use effective and creative stage make-up and costume
LO4 Display teamwork, ensemble, and individual dancing skills
LO5 Reflect on process and progress during the course of the module
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.
13064 MUSC8121 Musical Theatre Apex Platform
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
Physical culture
Warm-ups - stretching, flexibility, strength and stamina
Dance Techniques
Specific dance techniques and styles as required
Acting through dance, characterisation, emotion
Devising, in collaboration with a mentor, a solo dance routine
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Special Regulation
This module may not be taken where the student is taking the Apex platform module specialising in dance
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Panel assessment of input as an ensemble member to the terminal dance performance 1,2,3,4 25.0 Sem End
Performance Evaluation Evaluation of solo performance in terminal dance performance 1,2,3,4 25.0 Sem End
Other Continuous assessment of engagement with and contribution to the weekly classes 2,4 30.0 Every Week
Reflective Journal Weekly blog, reflecting on process and achievement 5 20.0 Every Week
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) One solo dance class 0.75 Every Week 0.75
Directed Learning Individual research, reading and practice 6.25 Every Week 6.25
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.75
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Ed. Jo Butterworth & Liesbeth Wildschut 2017, Contemporary Choreography: A Critical Reader, Routledge [ISBN: 1138679986]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Kate Elswit 2018, Theatre & Dance, 1st Ed., Palgrave [ISBN: 113760574]
  • Rudi Laermanns 2015, Moving Together: Making and Theorizing Contemporary Dance, Valiz [ISBN: 9078088524]
  • Lyn Cramer 2013, Creating Musical Theatre: Conversations with Broadway directors and Choreographers, Methuen Drama [ISBN: 1408185322]
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 8 Group Elective 1

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