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DTS2170 - Musical Theatre Workshop

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Peter Fitzpatrick


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will provide students with a sustained opportunity to work on the performance of a musical theatre piece, from exploratory workshops to full public production. It will build on the theoretical and practical frameworks established in DTS 2/3070 in applying those analytical and performance skills to the generation of a new work in the genre.


Students taking DTS2170/3170 will develop:

  1. An understanding of aspects of creative processes in the field, and of the procedures appropriate to the collaborative development of new work.
  2. An increased familiarity with the distinctive methodological issues involved in the study of the form, and of the languages appropriate to their articulation and analysis.
  3. A greater awareness of the implications of structural choices in the evolution of a musical theatre text.
  4. Skills in the performance and technical areas related to the genre.
  5. The capacity to articulate critical analyses in systematic written argument, and in clear and confident oral presentations.


Production participation: 60%
Essay (1000 words): 20%
Seminar presentation and contribution: 20%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour workshop) per week plus rehearsal


DTS2070 or DTS3070 or DTS1050