Develop expertise in 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 CUAPRF407A, 'Develop expertise in 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. Maintain a physical conditioning program

1.1. Consult with relevant personnel to identify a range of techniques to improve stamina, strength and flexibility

1.2. Set realistic physical conditioning goals aimed at improving musical theatre techniques

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

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

1.5. Always perform warm-up and cool-down procedures in conjunction with dance activities

1.6. Always perform vocal warm-up procedures in conjunction with vocal activities

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

2. Use practice sessions to increase level of expertise in dance techniques

2.1. Follow safe dance practice

2.2. Apply correct posture and body alignment appropriate to musical theatre style and movements

2.3. Apply isolation and coordination of upper and lower body within complex movement sequences

2.4. Apply balance, flexibility, stamina, coordination and weight transfer skills, and control and articulation of individual body parts in an integrated manner in a range of exercises

2.5. Apply memory retention, control and attention to detail when performing complex phrases of dance movements

2.6. Practise dance combinations to a mixed metre

2.7. Incorporate musicality, rhythm and correct timing into performances

2.8. Apply understanding of the relationship between musical theatre styles and the accompanying music or other media

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

3. Use practice sessions to increase level of expertise in musical theatre techniques

3.1. Apply correct posture and breathing techniques

3.2. Apply appropriate dynamics and pitch

3.3. Practise singing in tune with others

3.4. Ensure phrasing is appropriate to the music

3.5. Experiment with various acting styles and methods as appropriate

3.6. Sustain complex characterisation through musicality, dance and voice phrasing, and correct timing as choreographed

3.7. Work on incorporating complex expressive qualities into musical theatre techniques

3.8. Incorporate complex dance and vocal techniques to confidently portray choreographic and dramatic intentions

4. Maintain expertise

4.1. Continuously practise and refine combinations of complex movements and routines

4.2. Maintain and update knowledge of musical theatre terminology

4.3. Use feedback from teachers and mentors to identify and develop ways to improve own musical theatre techniques

4.4. Regularly view performances by industry practitioners as a way of sourcing new ideas and trends, maintaining motivation, and improving own technique

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUAPRF407A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA40111 - Certificate IV in Dance
  • CUA50211 - Diploma of Musical Theatre
  • CUA40311 - Certificate IV in Community Culture