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Creating New Work (MUSI20153)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeMUSI20153
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In this subject, students will be required to create and perform a new short work. The style and content of these works will be dictated by the particular skills and interests of the student but must involve at least two of the ‘triple threat’ areas of singing, dancing and acting. Initial introductory workshops will focus on devising skills and understanding form. With much of the emphasis on autonomous creative practice and self-direction, tutors will provide regular feedback, guidance and provocation towards new directions.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
• Create and perform an original piece of theatre, utilising at least two of the three core disciplines of Music Theatre in combination
• Articulate a personal point of view, aesthetic and/or experience of the world for an audience
• Utilise a range of skills in devising and/or adapting work
• Offer and utilise constructive feedback
• Find a meaningful connection between the interplay of the core disciplines utilised in their work
• Perform their own work with connection and commitment based on a sound personal rehearsal process, developed through skills building from Years 1 and 2 Acting, Singing and Dance Studies classes.

Generic skills

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:
• Demonstrate an appropriate level of skill in the three major skill areas of singing, acting and dance, both individually and in combination.
• Recognise their uniqueness as a performer and maintain that integrity whilst developing diversity.
• Practise their craft with autonomy, confidence, self-awareness and self-motivation.
• Transfer their skills to allied areas of performance, whether in theatre, cabaret, new work, concert performance, film and television or commercial dance.
• Demonstrate a high level of professional conduct and incorporate respect, responsibility and support for collaboration as part of their professional practice.
• Employ skills that facilitate contribution to the creation and performance of new work, whether as collaborators or sole practitioners

Last updated: 9 November 2018