Courses & Units

Acting, Singing, Dancing: The Makings of Musical Theatre FPB108

Note: Available as an elective Subject to enrolment quota


In this unit, each student is given the opportunity to present a solo routine and a small group musical theatre extract which is underpinned by the theoretical study of Musical Theatre production, i.e. the broader production contexts of lighting, costuming, auditions/casting, orchestration, timelines and scheduling and other technical structures. The unit is designed as an introduction to musical theatre as a genre that requires special consideration within the breadth of theatre genres. Students will receive individual tuition and direction in singing and characterisation as well as whole-group tuition in choreography, text analysis and production techniques.


Unit name Acting, Singing, Dancing: The Makings of Musical Theatre
Unit code FPB108
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Theatre
Teaching staff tba
Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $2,154.00 100103

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Teaching Pattern39 hours comprised of lectures/demonstrations, practical workshops, critiques and consultation over 10 days (Summer School)
AssessmentPresentation of a Solo Musical Theatre routine that incorporates singing and dancing (50%); Presentation of a small-group Musical Theatre scene involving dialogue, singing and dancing (50%).
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