If you are interested in discovering more about the history of music, drama, art and performance, this is the course for you!
An introduction to the study of Western music, theatre, fine art, and literature in historical and global perspective. Using drama and music as a focal point, this interdisciplinary course will place artistic creation in a social, philosophical, and political chronological framework.
Performance experience for qualified musicians in a staged vocal ensemble. Topics include musical theatre, opera, or other ensemble formats combining voice and drama.
This course is structured around a series of case studies of particular moments in the history of the representation of sex and violence in dramatic and musical performances. Twelve modules covering drama and comedy, musicals, opera, ballet and popular music, drawn from across the centuries, 405 BCE to 2017.
A study of vocal technique from Legitimate in the Golden Age of Musical Theatre to Belt/Mixed Belt in contemporary musicals and popular music culture. The course incorporates current research in the functional utility of breath and sound production. Emphasis is on the application of practical singing/listening skills and critical analysis skills.
This course builds upon your dance techniques developed through previous dance training. You will learn to choreograph a musical theatre piece with proper historical context, technique and an appropriate relationship to text.
An examination of the major trends in musical theatre production and theory since the 19th century, exploring the work of important composers and lyricists and the structure of musical theatre works.
An introduction to the history and building blocks of opera, as seen through the lens of opera's engagements with and representations of race, gender, and politics
An applied course focused on the integration of advanced-level singing and dancing techniques in the rehearsal and performance of musical theatre scenes. Through written assignments and performance, students prepare and perform scenes that integrate the work of the composer, lyricist, and book writer.
The course focuses on the intersections between what it means to listen from critical race, Indigenous, feminist, LGBTQ2 perspectives.
This course focuses on the theoretical knowledge and practical application of skills in the direction of music theatre.
An introduction to the principles and skills necessary for a successful career in the arts centered around business aspects as well as important facets of professionalism required in today’s arts fields. Topics may include deportment, business practices, concert planning, promotion and publicity, and the role of supporting professionals.
The course examines research and research methodologies that underpin the discipline.