units

ATS2477

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCentre for Theatre and Performance
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stuart Grant

Notes

Previously coded DTS2070

Synopsis

This unit deals with the history and analysis of 'the Musical'. It will provide a theoretical framework for the study of Music Theatre, which defines the formal characteristics of 'the Musical' in its Broadway and other manifestations, and explores the implications of particular choices in structure and score.

Outcomes

Students taking ATS2477/ATS3477 will develop:

  1. An understanding of the conventions and traditions of twentieth-century musical theatre.
  2. A knowledge of the major developments in the field, and of patterns of similarity between the works in which they are expressed.
  3. A familiarity with the distinctive methodological issues involved in the study of the form, and of the languages appropriate to their articulation and analysis.
  4. Skills in the performance and technical areas related to the genre.
  5. The capacity to articulate critical analyses in systematic written argument, and in clear and confident oral presentations.

Assessment

Reflective essay (1000 words): 20%
Project: 40%
Seminar presentation and participation: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour seminar per week

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