Refine 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 CUAPRF504A, 'Refine 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 and 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. Perform warm-up and cool-down procedures in conjunction with dance or movement activities

1.6. 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 and movement techniques

2. Explore and practise singing techniques for musical theatre

2.1. Develop listening skills to produce and reproduce sound

2.2. Apply correct posture and breathing techniques to facilitate free and flexible singing

2.3. Ensure maximum vocal range through practising relevant exercises

2.4. Interpret the requirements of songs to be performed

2.5. Practise a range of musical theatre singing styles and genres using relevant vocal techniques

2.6. Practise harmonising and singing in unison with other singers

2.7. Ensure phrasing is appropriate to the music

3. Explore and conceptualise acting skills

3.1. Identify dynamics of the human voice and apply to develop own unique voice as well as that of the character role

3.2. Explore techniques to perform dialogue, sung dialogue and dialogue as underscored

3.3. Explore ways to advance and extend improvisations into a number of different stories

3.4. Identify characters’ actions and intent and follow through in performance

3.5. Apply techniques to develop strong, flexible and safe movements

3.6. Experiment with various acting styles and methods as appropriate

3.7. Apply advanced critical skills to inform own technique

4. Practise performing a complex musical theatre role

4.1. Apply principles and characteristics of various musical theatre performance techniques

4.2. Integrate acting, singing and dancing or movement effectively to create a strong performance

4.3. Ensure balance in dynamics, style and musical expression with other singers is maintained throughout performances

4.4. Respond promptly to cues and synchronise entries and exits with other performers

4.5. Work towards controlling concentration and focus throughout performances

4.6. Effectively communicate interpretive requirements of other performers as required

4.7. Receive and integrate constructive criticism into performance

5. Maintain expertise

5.1. Apply professional work ethic to practice and performance activities

5.2. Incorporate injury-prevention techniques into vocal, dance and movement activities

5.3. Analyse and evaluate feedback and criticism and develop strategies for possible adjustments to future work

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUAPRF504A appears in the following qualifications: