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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Peter Snow


Previously coded DTS3170


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 ATS2478/3170 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.
At third-year level, the capacity to apply more sophisticated theoretical models to the prescribed work.


Production participation: 60%
Essay (1000 words): 20%
Seminar participation and contribution: 20%
Third-year level students should develop a wider and more sophisticated knowledge of theoretical writing in the area

Chief examiner(s)

Peter Snow

Contact hours

One 4 hour rehearsal and one 8 hour rehearsal per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



ATS2477 or ATS3477 or DTS1050