THTR12123 - Theatre Studies 1: Music Theatre History

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will study the history of music theatre from the late nineteenth century to the present day. You will examine the role of prominent performers, composers, lyricists and producers in the development of these styles. You will analyse important primary source materials as you study the various changes that occurred in music theatre style, form and performance practice. You will also contextualise these developments within the important technological, social and political movements of this period.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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Attendance Requirements

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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Annotated bibliography 25%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. In-class Test(s) 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 38.46% response rate.

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the stylistic characteristics of music theatre forms and performance practice from the late nineteenth century to the present day
  2. Describe the influence of prominent performers, composers, lyricists and producers in the development of music theatre from the late nineteenth century to the present day
  3. Discuss the social, political and technological events that shaped music theatre from the late nineteenth century to the present day.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Annotated bibliography
2 - Written Assessment
3 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
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1 - Annotated bibliography
2 - Written Assessment
3 - In-class Test(s)