|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students work in a creative development format with professional artists-in-residence. Students will participate in short-term intensive workshop periods that may range from new musical theatre works, to physical theatre, to avant-garde form, to children’s theatre. The primary skill development is in the possible use of improvisation, cold and/or sight-reading and adaptiveness to new forms and input in service of the writer, composer or choreographer. Whilst students will have an experience of active participation as collaborator/performers, at other times they will be required to become a ‘working audience’, acquiring skills in giving constructive feedback and critical response to work in which they have not been primarily engaged. Following this, 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. 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 principles in self-directed work
Intended learning outcomes
• Develop skills in collaboration and contribution to the development of new works of other artists.
• Develop skills in generating and developing student ideas for new music theatre works that may challenge or develop existing forms.
• Develop skills in creative realisation of ideas in performance.
• Develop skills in giving and receiving critical feedback as part of the creative development process.
Upon completion of this subject, students will:
• Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the construction and development of works for music theatre.
• Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in creative development processes.
• Adapt and apply their skills in a range of contexts and styles of performance material
• Apply creative processes to develop ideas from inception to performance.
• Apply critical thinking to the relationship of form and content in creating new work, developing work that is cohesive in its intention and execution.
• Perform to a professional standard.
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
Creative development participation in New Works intensive workshops focusing on achievements against set criteria in areas such as: engagement, developing a methodology, transference of skills into performance, professional attitude and commitment, ability to discuss & give/receive feedback. - 20%
Collaborative development and rehearsal of original student-led New Short Works focusing on achievements against set criteria in areas such as: engagement, developing a methodology, transference of skills into performance, professional attitude and commitment, ability to discuss & give/receive feedback. - 20%
Presentation of original performance work (small group or solo performance of 10-15 minutes). Week 12. - 40%
Completion of written score/script/rationale (equivalent of 1,000 words) Week 12. - 20%
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Jayde Kirchert Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours 60 Total time commitment 144 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)