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MUSC8113 - Musical Theatre Rep Studies 6

Title:Musical Theatre Rep Studies 6
Long Title:Musical Theatre Rep Studies 6
Module Code:MUSC8113
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 completes the historical investigation of musical theatre concluding with the mega, jukebox and film musicals of the late twentieth- and early twenty-first centuries. Presentation skills are developed towards industry norms.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate and critique contemporary musical theatre
LO2 Deliver an accomplished seminar paper to a live audience and respond to questions
LO3 Demonstrate effective usage of 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).

17590 MUSC8105 Musical Theatre Rep Studies 5
17591 MUSC8113 Musical Theatre Rep Studies 6
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 late twentieth- and early twenty-first centuries; stylistic awareness and fusions of genre; applied musicianship skills (sight-reading and melody repetition).
Repertory Studies
The legacy of Stephen Sondheim; shifting business models and the mega-musical; hip-hop and rap music; jukebox and film musicals; presentation skills and responding to feedback.
Theory and Rudiments of Music
Orchestral instruments, transposition and clef usage; composing melodies, sequences and motifs; score reading and listening skills.
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
Presentation Fifteen minute seminar presentation (approx. 2,000 words) related to the field of study with Q&A follow-up 1,2 30.0 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
  • Gordon, Robert 2015, The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0190258195]
  • Kenrick, John 2017, Musical Theatre: A History, 2nd Ed., Bloomsbury [ISBN: 1474267009]
  • Taylor, Eric 2008, Music Theory in Practice, Grade 6, ABRSM [ISBN: 1854725912]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Dietz, Dan 2017, The Complete Book of 2000s Musicals, Rowman and Littlefield [ISBN: 1442278005]
  • Mordden, Ethan 2004, The Happiest Corpse I've Ever Seen: The Last 25 Years of the Broadway Musical, St Martin's Press [ISBN: 0312239548]
  • Sondheim, Stephen 2010, Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes, Virgin Books [ISBN: 0753522586]
  • Sondheim, Stephen 2011, Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany, Virgin Books [ISBN: 0753522608]
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 6 Mandatory

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