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MUSC7032 - Musical Theatre Rep Studies 4

Title:Musical Theatre Rep Studies 4
Long Title:Musical Theatre Rep Studies 4
Module Code:MUSC7032
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
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 explores the socioeconomic impact of the Great Depression, the period leading up to 'Oklahoma!' (1943) and the subsequent Golden Age of musical theatre.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Appraise and contextualise the evolution of musical theatre from the 1930s to the 1950s
LO2 Develop arguments and offer critical insight through academic writing
LO3 Demonstrate effective usage of intermediate musicianship skills in theoretical and practical settings
LO4 Contribute successfully 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).

17588 MUSC7027 Musical Theatre Rep Studies 3
17589 MUSC7032 Musical Theatre Rep Studies 4
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
Musical Theatre Chorus
Rehearsal and performance of repertoire from the mid twentieth-century; stylistic awareness and characterisation; applied musicianship skills (sight-reading and intervals within an octave).
Repertory Studies
The impact of the 1929 Wall Street Crash and Great Depression; British and American composers of the 1930s and 1940s; the Gershwin brothers, and Rodgers and Hart; 'Oklahoma!' (1943), the Rodgers and Hammerstein era, and the beginning of the Golden Age; developing arguments and establishing critical insight.
Theory and Rudiments of Music
Breves, double dots and duplets; double sharps, double flats and enharmonic equivalents; scales, key signatures and tonic triads up to five sharps and flats; augmented and diminished intervals; the chromatic scale; ornaments.
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 Short project item (750 words or practical equivalent) on a given topic related to the field of study 1 10.0 Week 7
Essay Critical response (1,500 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 4, ABRSM [ISBN: 1860969453]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Dietz, Dan 2018, The Complete Book of 1930s Musicals, Rowman and Littlefield [ISBN: 1538102765]
  • Green, Stanley 1984, The World of Musical Comedy, 4th Ed., Da Capo Press [ISBN: 0306802074]
  • Hurwitz, Nathan 2014, A History of the American Musical Theatre: No Business Like It, Routledge [ISBN: 9780415715089]
  • Lamb, Andrew 2000, 150 Years of Popular Musical Theatre, Yale University [ISBN: 0300075383]
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 4 Mandatory

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