MUSTHEAT 3002 - Music Theatre Performance 3B

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021

Dance: This course is the culmination of skills and techniques learnt in the entire dance course. The dance stream continues to incorporate techniques of various dance and physical theatre forms but with a focus on tap and jazz/contemporary dance. An advanced level of dance as a soloist and ensemble precision are a feature, as is speed and accuracy in the assimilation of choreographic routines. Voice/Movement: A focus on reinforcing skills that encourage confident verbal coordination and expression. Students will continue to hone their technique through the examination of 'use of the self' and 'use of the text'. This will include psychophysical coordination and release, connection to breath, supporting the sound, resonance and range, muscularity and articulation. They will use text as the principle means to investigate the characteristics of language by exploring the elements of sound, image, sense and rhythm, and apply this investigation specifically, thoughtfully and with assurance in the rehearsal process and performance. Acting: This course is designed to deepen the practice of the individual in acting. Moving beyond the acquisition of skills towards an awareness of the whole performer, actors will focus on a series of acting and performance tasks designed to blend theory with practice, and to integrate a complex level of mind and body approaches to theatre performance, with a particular emphasis on contemporary approaches to dramaturgy. This semester will also include audition technique and monologue work.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSTHEAT 3002
    Course Music Theatre Performance 3B
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 8 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MUSTHEAT 3001
    Restrictions Available to BMusTheatre students only
    Course Description Dance: This course is the culmination of skills and techniques learnt in the entire dance course. The dance stream continues to incorporate techniques of various dance and physical theatre forms but with a focus on tap and jazz/contemporary dance. An advanced level of dance as a soloist and ensemble precision are a feature, as is speed and accuracy in the assimilation of choreographic routines.
    Voice/Movement: A focus on reinforcing skills that encourage confident verbal coordination and expression. Students will continue to hone their technique through the examination of 'use of the self' and 'use of the text'. This will include psychophysical coordination and release, connection to breath, supporting the sound, resonance and range, muscularity and articulation. They will use text as the principle means to investigate the characteristics of language by exploring the elements of sound, image, sense and rhythm, and apply this investigation specifically, thoughtfully and with assurance in the rehearsal process and performance.
    Acting: This course is designed to deepen the practice of the individual in acting. Moving beyond the acquisition of skills towards an awareness of the whole performer, actors will focus on a series of acting and performance tasks designed to blend theory with practice, and to integrate a complex level of mind and body approaches to theatre performance, with a particular emphasis on contemporary approaches to dramaturgy. This semester will also include audition technique and monologue work.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr George Torbay

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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