DTS2170 - Musical Theatre Workshop
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
This unit will provide students with a sustained opportunity to work on the performance of a musical theatre piece, from exploratory workshops to full public production. It will build on the theoretical and practical frameworks established in DTS 2/3070 in applying those analytical and performance skills to the generation of a new work in the genre.
Students taking DTS2170/3170 will develop:
- An understanding of aspects of creative processes in the field, and of the procedures appropriate to the collaborative development of new work.
- An increased familiarity with the distinctive methodological issues involved in the study of the form, and of the languages appropriate to their articulation and analysis.
- A greater awareness of the implications of structural choices in the evolution of a musical theatre text.
- Skills in the performance and technical areas related to the genre.
- The capacity to articulate critical analyses in systematic written argument, and in clear and confident oral presentations.
Production participation: 60%
Essay (1000 words): 20%
Seminar presentation and contribution: 20%
2 hours (1 x 2 hour workshop) per week plus rehearsal