ATS3297 - Musical theatre 2: Skills and performance - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Centre for Theatre and Performance


Dr Stuart Grant

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


The unit provides students with a sustained opportunity to work on the creation and performance of a musical theatre piece, from exploratory workshops to full public production. Students work with industry professionals and staff members to devise and perform an original piece of musical theatre. It will build on the theoretical and practical frameworks established in ATS2296/ATS3296 (Musical theatre 1: History and form) by applying those analytical and performance skills to the generation of a new work in the genre. The unit entails semester-long concurrent performance skills workshops in singing, dancing and technical aspects.


Upon successful completion of the unit students will have:

  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 practical knowledge 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 ability to work collaboratively in a team throughout a creative process from inception to execution;
  6. the capacity to articulate critical analyses in systematic written argument, and in clear and confident oral presentations.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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


ATS2296 or ATS3296 in the same academic year


ATS2297, ATS2478, ATS3478