Develop musical theatre techniques

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 CUAPRF306A, 'Develop musical theatre techniques'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Develop an understanding of musical theatre as an art form

1.1. Identify underlying characteristics of musical theatre

1.2. Gather information on the history of musical theatre

1.3. Clarify the styles and genres of musical theatre

1.4. Regularly view performances by industry practitioners as a way of sourcing new ideas and trends, and maintaining motivation

1.5. Maintain and update knowledge of musical theatre terminology

2. Maintain a physical conditioning program

2.1. In consultation with relevant personnel identify a range of techniques to improve stamina, strength and flexibility

2.2. Identify risk factors that may inhibit the achievement of goals and seek professional advice as required

2.3. Take fatigue, personal limitations and boundaries into account when undertaking physical conditioning program

2.4. Always perform warm-up and cool-down procedures in conjunction with dance or movement activities

2.5. Always perform vocal warm-up procedures in conjunction with singing and acting activities

2.6. Ensure that clothing and footwear are appropriate for undertaking exercise regime and practising dance technique

2.7. Apply safe dance practice to prevent injury to self and others

3. Practise basic dance techniques

3.1. Apply correct posture and body alignment appropriate to the dance technique and movement

3.2. Apply isolation and coordination of upper and lower body within simple movement sequences

3.3. Apply a range of simple dance techniques and physical conditioning characteristics appropriate to musical theatre style

3.4. Apply control and attention to detail when performing short simple phrases of dance movements

3.5. Apply knowledge of connection of phrases, locomotor and non-locomotor movements in dance sequences

3.6. In a learning environment incorporate musicality, rhythm and correct timing into performances

3.7. Apply understanding of the relationship between musical theatre style and the accompanying music or other media

3.8. Incorporate spatial awareness, connectivity and interactive skills when performing with others

4. Practise basic musical theatre vocal techniques

4.1. Maintain correct posture

4.2. Apply basic breathing techniques

4.3. Apply appropriate dynamics

4.4. Ensure phrasing is appropriate to the music

4.5. Use feedback from teachers and mentors to identify and develop ways to improve own musical theatre technique

5. Explore characterisation techniques

5.1. Develop an understanding of character to be performed

5.2. Successfully build a character by using basic acting skills

5.3. Imaginatively explore given circumstances and how they affect a character’s choices

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUAPRF306A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA30211 - Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events
  • CUA30111 - Certificate III in Dance