Music Theatre Skills

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Music Theatre Skills

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Acting, Dance, Music Performance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    A level of physical condition appropriate to the unit content and to safe dance practices is required

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Synopsis:
    This unit provides students with an introduction to practical skills development in acting, dance and singing for music theatre.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Apply vocal and articulative skills - solo and ensemble.
    2. Apply basic technique and performance skills to a short dance work.
    3. Understand the building blocks of dramatic process and the actor's role within it.
    Content
    This unit addresses content such as:
    • Singing: Music and the body, rhythm, and ear training. Periods and styles of music and improvisation. Some basic music reading and writing skills.
    • Dancing: The fundamentals of mechanics, musicality, spatial awareness, dance communication, energy and focus, and character portrayal, through the learning of a short choreographic work.
    • Acting: A range of workshop activities, including improvisation exercises, self explorations and monologues.
    Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    The basis of the performance work is both ensemble and autonomous requiring you to tackle the double challenge of self-management as an individual artist and as a member of an ensemble.
    If you are not studying music, dance or acting in your course, you should consult with the unit coordinator prior to the commencement of the semester regarding which two disciplines areas to select for study in this unit.
    *Note that this unit will not be offered if enrolment numbers are below 25.
    Assessment
    Assessment name: Exam
    Description: (Summative) You will be assessed on one of the areas below: Singing: You will be required to sing solo and as part of an ensemble. OR Dance: You will be required to perform the dance as a whole of class ensemble or in small groups OR Acting: You will be required to perform individually to your class.
    Relates to objectives: 1, 2, 3
    Weight: 50
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: End of Semester
    Assessment name: Exam
    Description: (Summative) You will be assessed on one of the areas below: Singing: You will be required to sing solo and as part of an ensemble. OR Dance: You will be required to perform the dance as a whole of class ensemble or in small groups OR Acting: You will be required to perform individually to your class.
    Relates to objectives: 1, 2, 3
    Weight: 50
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: End of Semester

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