Extend musical theatre performance techniques to a professional level

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUAPRF601, 'Extend musical theatre performance techniques to a professional level'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Clarify artistic and creative goals for musical theatre performance

1.1 Take account of the background and context of performance pieces and clarify intent of performance for intended audience

1.2 Discuss aspects of own character role and relationships with other characters with relevant personnel

1.3 Discuss the elements of pieces and how they relate to own character role with relevant personnel

1.4 Apply principles of characterisation to own character role in practice sessions

2. Rehearse musical theatre performances

2.1 Communicate in a way that contributes to a constructive rehearsal atmosphere

2.2 Respond promptly to direction

2.3 Practise and rehearse songs, dances and scenes until performance standard is reached

2.4 Refine own character interpretation in conjunction with other performers

2.5 Improve own performance by incorporating relevant advice and feedback

2.6 Apply the dynamics of the human voice to develop own unique voice, as well as the character role

2.7 Engage fully in the artistic process to optimise the overall performance effect

2.8 Fully integrate required materials into performances

2.9 Analyse own performance in the overall work to ensure that required standard is met

3. Perform musical theatre

3.1 Perform warm-up and warm-down procedures in conjunction with performance activities

3.2 Apply a range of strategies to overcome performance anxiety

3.3 Integrate elements effectively to create a convincing character and a strong story-telling performance

3.4 Adapt performances to the scale and nature of the venue and audience requirements

3.5 Maintain concentration, stamina and focus for the duration of performances

3.6 Perform in ways that add light and shade to characterisation and mood in line with creative objectives

3.7 Respond flexibly and effectively to contingencies as required to maintain integrity of performances

4. Evaluate musical theatre performances

4.1 Analyse musical theatre performances against previous work and creative goals to assess own technical and artistic development

4.2 Identify and observe weaknesses and errors in performances and develop strategies to improve performance

4.3 Analyse and evaluate feedback and develop strategies for possible adjustments to future work

5. Develop professional practice

5.1 Refine professional work ethic

5.2 In consultation with teachers and mentors, develop realistic parameters for extending scope of performance practice

5.3 Identify regimes and artistic strategies to refine own performance technique