MUSC3332 Drama through Music: Studies in Opera

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Music Studies; Music Specialist Studies major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit examines the development of opera and related forms from its origins in the Baroque period to the present day. This is pursued both through detailed study of some representative works, together with background lectures which examine the broad issues surrounding the development of the operatic genre and its various sub-genres. This is an elective unit in the Music Studies major in the Bachelor of Arts degree. It is also open to students enrolled in other majors and degree pathways who fulfil the prerequisites and who have an interest in music.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a clear understanding of the historical and stylistic features of opera and related forms; (2) analyse and interpret the musico-dramatic structures of the various sub-genres of opera in relation to the above; and (3) communicate their ability to research specific examples of the operatic repertoire as 'case studies'.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) reflective opera summaries; (2) a research essay; and (3) an examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr David Symons
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 MUSC unit
Incompatibility:
MUSC3110 Classical and Romantic Opera; MUSC3120 Twentieth-century Opera
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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