Musical and Stage Performance (C)

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Course information

Our professional theatre and performance program gives students the unique experience of working holistically in music, dance and drama. Students enrolled in this course participate in our performance events such as the College musical and stage play, Acting Up, Step into the Limelight, Dance Festival and other performance events which arise throughout the year.  For students wishing to develop their performance skills to a high level or for some with specialised talents in these areas, this course provides an innovative pathway for further study. Entry to this course is by application and audition. It is expected that students will demonstrate a proficiency in at least two of the three areas of study and have some experience in musical theatre and stage performance.

Post-school pathways

Do you enjoy or are you good at Performing Arts? (pdf, 110kb)

Workload expectation

Students participate in acting, voice and movement workshops. Students are also expected to complete written research tasks.

Course pattern

Available as a Minor or Major

Note: There are no pre-requisites. However, Creating Narratives is suggested as the first unit of study.

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Creating Narratives

2

Musical Theatre

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Creating Narratives

2

Musical Theatre

3

Creating & Improvising

4

Audition Preparation

Unit descriptions

Creating Narratives

This unit gives students the opportunity to explore skills in working safely in dance, developing an understanding of the story telling tradition in a variety of cultures and developing basic acting skills.

Musical Theatre

This unit gives students the opportunity to refine their skills in using music and singing in performance. Students are given the opportunity to focus on developing their vocal techniques for musical theatre and to work effectively in the creative arts industry.

Creating & Improvising

In this unit students develop and extend their critical and creative thinking skills, develop their dance improvisation skills and create community projects with a focus on diversity.

Audition Preparation

This unit enables students to prepare for auditions. Students are given an overview of the audition process, support in preparing for auditions and presenting audition material. Career planning is an important aspect of this unit and developing a skills portfolio and researching industry networks will enable students to plan for their post college options.


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