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Administrative Unit: Humanities Department
Course Prefix and Number: MUSI 383
Course Title: Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 0
Lab Hours 3
Catalog Description:

Provides practical experience in the performance of opera and/or musical theater. The material to be performed is selected according to the abilities and potential of the students. Audition required.

Course Rotation for Day Program:

Offered even Spring.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Develop an audition book
  2. Prepare exercises and presentations for the class
  3. Attend a professional musical theatre/opera  performance (if available) and craft a written review of the musical and performance aspects of the production
  4. Discuss/critique musical theatre/opera videos and recordings
  5. Participate in the rehearsal, performance, and post-production processes
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Pre-production consideration
  • Acting & singing techniques
  • The rehearsal process from the actors point of view
  • Audience development, funding and the Tech Week Process
  • The production performances

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25

Library Resources:

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Prepared by: Nollie Moore Date: September 10, 2015
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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