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MUSC8105 - Musical Theatre Rep Studies 5

Title:Musical Theatre Rep Studies 5
Long Title:Musical Theatre Rep Studies 5
Module Code:MUSC8105
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
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 continues the exploration of the Golden Age of musical theatre and examines the transition towards the early rock musicals of the 1970s. Public speaking skills are introduced to complement and build upon previously acquired academic writing skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use analytical techniques to investigate the development of musical theatre from the Golden Age to the 1970s
LO2 Prepare and present a concise seminar paper to a live audience
LO3 Apply advanced musicianship skills in theoretical and practical settings
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).

17589 MUSC7032 Musical Theatre Rep Studies 4
17590 MUSC8105 Musical Theatre Rep Studies 5
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 to late twentieth-century; manipulation of tone and vocal stamina; applied musicianship skills (sight-reading and melody repetition).
Repertory Studies
The decline of the Golden Age and the rise of film and television; American partnerships, post-war London and the British musical; cultural shifts, rock and roll music, and the concept musical; public speaking and research skills.
Theory and Rudiments of Music
Irregular time divisions and rhythms; scales, key signatures and tonic triads up to six sharps and flats; chorus writing; compound intervals; chords and cadences.
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 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
Presentation Ten minute seminar presentation (approx. 1,500 words) 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, research 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 5, ABRSM [ISBN: 1860969461]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • 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]
  • Mordden, Ethan 2000, Coming Up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0195140583]
  • Naden, Corinne J. 2011, The Golden Age of American Musical Theatre: 1943 - 1965, Scarecrow Press [ISBN: 0810877333]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: Musicals 101: History of Film Musicals
  • DVD: 1964My Fair Lady, Paramount
  • DVD: 2007Essential Classics - American Musicals: (The Music Man / Meet Me in St. Louis / Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) , Warner Home Video
  • DVD: 2010Classic Movie Musicals: Legends of Stage and Screen , Millcreek Entertainment

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUTH_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Musical Theatre 5 Mandatory

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