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Music Theatre Contextual Studies (MUST10004)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeMUST10004
Semester 1
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Music Theatre Contextual Studies provides a foundation understanding of the history and major developments in 20th Century Music Theatre within social, cultural and historical contexts and as they connect to diverse objectives and influences. Students will gain skills in critical analysis of all elements of structure and performance of music theatre works and examine potential future developments in the form through weekly music theatre history lectures. Also in this subject, students will develop skills in musicianship. aural studies and music theory through music skills classes, providing a music theory base fro their practice-based voice studies.

This subject includes an embedded program in academic literacy skills of analysis, discussion, essay writing, research and information retrieval.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject students will be able to:

  • demonstrate clear level of historical knowledge of developments in music theatre over the 20th Century;
  • display greater insight into stage performance from a cultural, historical and social perspective;
  • analyse a wide variety of performance practices from multiple genres;
  • debate a wide variety of performance philosophies and their relative merits and short comings;
  • demonstrate an ability to research and articulate ideas and critical analysis in written form;
  • develop skills in music literacy to underpin practice;
  • demonstrate the ability to put theoretical music theory skills into practice for a properly supported craft-based approcach to singing, including the ability to analyse and then perform music notation

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• exhibit extensive practical and theoretical understanding of their discipline including acquisition of skill level, discipline, relevant professional knowledge, and ethics appropriate to professional artistic practice;
• be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning.
• participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems.
• bring a spirit of enquiry and critical evaluation to the consideration of new forms and the development of Music Theatre and the allied art forms;
• understand research practices as a result of preparing materials for online discussion and essays;

• present opinions and analysis in classroom discussion;

• argue clearly and logically as a result of the planning and writing of essays;

• utilise effective library research skills, including the development of search strategies to find information from a variety of quality information resources, including online databases, books, journals, internet, and a variety of multimedia-rich resources;

• demonstrate effective time-management skills.

Last updated: 27 November 2018