Writing Music for Music Theater (Richard van der Hart)
Profile, extension and depth: Practical
Number of course weeks
75 minutes per week
Total contact hours
Form / content / level
Composing for musical theatre was conceived as a sequel to Songwriting in the 3rd year of Musical Theater, but students from other years and students Jazz & Pop with some experience in writing music are welcome.
A1/B1/B2 (click here
for an explanation).
developing skills in writing for Music Theater.
Relation to other modules
Composing for musical theatre was conceived as a sequel to Writing Music in the 3rd year of Musical Theater, but students from other years and students Jazz & Pop with some experience in writing music are welcome. You will be writing music for your own project (e.g. an exam or presentation program) or researching aspects of musical theater composition in consultation with the teacher. You work from your own personal style, ambition and theatrical awareness. The teacher will make suggestions and set assignments to supplement your work.
During the lessons you will present sections of your work. We expect you to contribute actively and constructively to the discussions of work by other students.
Mode(s) of instruction
Your own material.
Preparing a presentation.
Examination and assessment
Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of the module.
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents.
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5 at the end of the second semester.
Students are assessed at the end of both semesters. Assessment at the end of the autumn semester is formative and expressed in terms of satisfactory/unsatisfactory. It indicates a student's progress in this module. No ECs are awarded and there is no resit. Modules can only be absolved, and ECs awarded, after the end of the spring semester. The end-of-semester assessments comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lessons.
This course will explore writing for music theater.