Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (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 ATS2/3477 in applying those analytical and performance skills to the generation of a new work in the genre.


Students successfully completing ATS3478 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.


Workshop participation and commitment: 50%
Written personal reflection (minimum 1800 words): 40%
Performance: 10%
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