|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
With a working understanding of the fundamentals of combining acting, singing and dance for music theatre performance, MTCC4 begins to focus on preparation for transition into the music theatre profession. Work may include classes on audition technique, mock auditions, classes on music theatre style and the rehearsal and performance of a full music theatre show (whether as a principal or ensemble/cover/swing). On completion of this subject students will have a clear understanding of industry expectations for auditions, for rehearsal preparation, process and etiquette and of sustaining a consistently high performance standard throughout a run of performances. As with all year 3 subjects a high level of preparation and autonomy is expected, with students exhibiting strong organisational skills and confident application of technical and artistic principle in self-directed work.
Intended learning outcomes
- Develop understanding of the requirements and form of Music Theatre auditions.
- Develop skills in audition technique; including selection, preparation and presentation of audition material.
- Develop the ability to utilise vocal technique in the service of a range of styles of music theatre song.
- Integrate the skills of acting, singing and dance as required for holistic music theatre performance.
- Develop skills in collaborative work with directors, musical directors, choreographers and fellow performers.
Demonstrate understanding of the requirements and form of auditions for professional Music Theatre
• Develop skills in autonomously preparing audition material specific to the requirements of genre and style of a given work.
• Develop a repertoire of prepared work (songs and monologues) autonomously for general audition purposes.
• Demonstrate enhanced skills in collaborative work with directors, musical directors, choreographers and fellow performers.
• Demonstrate enhanced skills in developing a role, with consideration of character, style, period and their inherent vocal, acting and dance demands.
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|MUST20002||Acting Skills 3||
|MUST20001||Dance Skills 3||
|MUST20006||Music Theatre Combination Class 3||
|MUST20005||Voice Skills 4||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Audition technique - focusing on achievements against set criteria in areas such as: engagement, developing a methodology, transference of skills into performance, professional attitude and commitment, independent preparation of materials, ability to integrate feedback. Assessed over 6 classes, weekly in the first half of semester (10%)
Project rehearsals - focusing on achievements against set criteria in areas such as: engagement, developing a methodology, transference of skills into performance, professional attitude and commitment, independent preparation of materials, ability to integrate feedback. Weeks 12-15 (20% for onstage performers - principals and ensemble; 60% for off-stage covers - understudies)
Performance project - group performance of a full music theatre work (approximately 2 hours). For students who are off stage covers, the formal assessment will take place via an understudy run. End of semester (60% for onstage performers - principals and ensemble; 20% for off-stage covers - understudies)
Submission of an individual song repertoire folder, reflecting the learning outcomes of music theatre style workshops and audition technique classes. 500 words. Due mid-semester (10%)
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Jayde Kirchert Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours 135 Total time commitment 190 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)