MUSTHEAT 3004 - The Graduation Musical & Industry Showcase

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021

This is the capstone course for the Bachelor of Music Theatre. The course, which is in two parts, will focus on the rehearsal and performance of a major musical for a public audience and an industry showcase targeting agents, producers and directors. Casting of the musical will be by audition and based on excellence. The showcase will feature every student. Graduation Musical: Students will be required to apply skills learnt in other courses to the rehearsal and performance of a complete work, and to integrate skills of singing, dancing and acting to support the story, text and interpretation. A key focus will be to learn more about, and investigate through practice, the relationship between the actor and the director. Subject areas could include language structure, text and score analysis, performance history and research, integrating analysis into stage delivery, applying stagecraft, taking direction, working with design, costume and props, singing, dance and understanding the technical rehearsal. Industry Showcase: To study specific repertoire from a variety of music theatre genres within the form of song and dance, accent and text. Following this, working with permanent and guest lecturers, performers will develop their work in acting, song and dance to an appropriate standard for presentation to industry representatives. Students will learn to prepare audition material, practice and prioritise verbal and physical skills, refine and engage with a personal connection to theatrical material in a professional setting, perform autonomously and focus on collaboration and preparation with discipline. Performers will develop an approach to launching themselves in the industry, managing the generation of headshots, CVs and other marketing tools.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSTHEAT 3004
    Course The Graduation Musical & Industry Showcase
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact 15 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Restrictions Available to BMusTheatre students only
    Course Description This is the capstone course for the Bachelor of Music Theatre. The course, which is in two parts, will focus on the rehearsal and performance of a major musical for a public audience and an industry showcase targeting agents, producers and directors. Casting of the musical will be by audition and based on excellence. The showcase will feature every student.
    Graduation Musical: Students will be required to apply skills learnt in other courses to the rehearsal and performance of a complete work, and to integrate skills of singing, dancing and acting to support the story, text and interpretation. A key focus will be to learn more about, and investigate through practice, the relationship between the actor and the director. Subject areas could include language structure, text and score analysis, performance history and research, integrating analysis into stage delivery, applying stagecraft, taking direction, working with design, costume and props, singing, dance and understanding the technical rehearsal.
    Industry Showcase: To study specific repertoire from a variety of music theatre genres within the form of song and dance, accent and text. Following this, working with permanent and guest lecturers, performers will develop their work in acting, song and dance to an appropriate standard for presentation to industry representatives. Students will learn to prepare audition material, practice and prioritise verbal and physical skills, refine and engage with a personal connection to theatrical material in a professional setting, perform autonomously and focus on collaboration and preparation with discipline. Performers will develop an approach to launching themselves in the industry, managing the generation of headshots, CVs and other marketing tools.
    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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