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MUSC6032 - Musical Theatre Rep Studies 1

Title:Musical Theatre Rep Studies 1
Long Title:Musical Theatre Rep Studies 1
Module Code:MUSC6032
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Author: Thomas Doyle
Module Description: This module charts the development of musical theatre from prehistoric times to the eighteenth-century. It also introduces academic writing, basic music theory, and develops applied musicianship skills through participation in a musical theatre chorus.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Outline the development of musical theatre from prehistoric times to the eighteenth-century
LO2 Articulate personal opinion through academic writing
LO3 Understand and apply the basics of notation, theory and rudiments of music
LO4 Participate effectively as a member of a musical theatre chorus
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).

17546 MUSC6032 Musical Theatre Rep Studies 1
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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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
Musical Theatre Chorus
Professional etiquette; rehearsal of music in both unison and parts; rhythm, ensemble and breath; memorisation work; applied musicianship skills (sight-reading and fundamental major intervals [1, 3, 5, 8]).
Repertory Studies
Prehistoric customs and ancient civilisations (Greece and Roman Empire); development of theatrical infrastructure and dramatic narrative; commedia dell'arte; use of music and the rise of opera; politics, society and 'The Beggar's Opera' (John Gay); theatre in pre-Revolution America; academic writing and presentation.
Theory and Rudiments of Music
Clefs, note names and key signatures (C, G, D, F majors); time signatures, barlines, note values and rests; articulation (ties, slurs); major scales, intervals and triads.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Contribution in musical theatre chorus and demonstration of applied musicianship skills 3,4 40.0 Every Week
Project Brief project item (500 words or practical equivalent) on a given topic related to the field of study 1 10.0 Week 7
Essay Critical response (1,000 words) with supporting external sources on a given topic related to the field of study 1,2 20.0 Sem End
Short Answer Questions Continuous assessment exercises and questions on theory and rudiments of music 3 30.0 Every Second 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
Lab Chorus rehearsals and applied musicianship skills (two 1-hour classes) 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecture History lecture on the development of musical theatre 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Atelier class on theory and rudiments of music 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Individual study and practical skills development 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
  • Kenrick, John 2017, Musical Theatre: A History, 2nd Ed., Bloomsbury [ISBN: 9781474267007]
  • Taylor, Eric 2008, Music Theory in Practice, Grade 1, ABRSM [ISBN: 1860969429]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Gordon, Robert and Olaf Jubin 2019, The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 9780190943516]
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 1 Mandatory

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