20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module addresses the development of the Broadway musical, focusing on leading figures and critical issues. It looks at shows such as My Fair Lady and Oklahoma!, examines aspects of identity such as race and sexuality, and unpacks the collaborative nature of the genre. Alongside lectures on set works, you will pursue an individual project on a topic of your own choice, allowing freedom to identify with the work being studied.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students in the Department of Music. Limited to 30 students

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: The main written assessment (60%) will encourage individual research and exploration of the subject (L1-4). The book review (30%) supports the development of critical/reading skills through focus on a single text chosen by the student from a list. The peer review element (10%) encourages students to support each other's development and to work as a team to achieve set objectives.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Music):

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