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MUSC8115 - Musical Theatre Rep Studies 7

Title:Musical Theatre Rep Studies 7
Long Title:Musical Theatre Rep Studies 7
Module Code:MUSC8115
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 empowers students towards self-directed learning through independent study. Ensemble skills are enhanced by introducing aspects of musical direction and vocal coaching.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Produce an independent study informed by research and critical scholarship
LO2 Demonstrate a professional level of musical proficiency in theoretical and practical settings
LO3 Acquire skills of ensemble leadership including musical direction and vocal coaching
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).

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 advanced and varied repertoire; programming; musical direction, conducting and vocal coaching; applied musicianship skills (sight-reading and basic vocal technique).
Independent Research
Independent study of a chosen topic; research frameworks, gathering of critical literature and advanced writing skills.
Theory and Rudiments of Music
Critical listening skills; consolidation and application of theory and rudiments of music to ABRSM Grade 6 competency level.
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 2,3 40.0 Every Week
Essay Independent study of a chosen topic related to the field of study (2,500 words or twenty minute seminar presentation) 1,2 30.0 Sem End
Short Answer Questions Continuous assessment exercises and questions on theory and rudiments of music 2 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 75-minute classes) 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Research skills, writing skills and preparation of independent study 0.5 Every Week 0.50
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
  • Hall, Karen 2014, So You Want to Sing Music Theater: A Guide for Professionals, Rowman and Littlefield [ISBN: 0810888386]
  • Taylor, Eric 2008, Music Theory in Practice, Grade 6, ABRSM [ISBN: 1854725912]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bonshor, Michael 2017, The Confident Choir: A Handbook for Leaders of Group Singing, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers [ISBN: 1538102781]
  • Purdy, Stephen 2016, Musical Theatre Song: A Comprehensive Course in Selection, Preparation, and Presentation for the Modern Performer, Methuen Drama [ISBN: 1472566564]
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 7 Mandatory

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