Type : Compulsory Course Code : DMAT 33556 Title : Music and Choreography Learning Outcomes : At the end of this course unit, students will be able to Distinguish the basics of music and dance, the difference between pure music/ dance and the dramatic music/ dance and the role of music composer, conductor, the orchestra members and the chorus. Improve their skill in singing and dancing needed for theatre performance. Compose or create music and dance for their theatre productions. Course Contents : Elements of music: notes, pitch, tone-color, rhythm, melody, harmony, tempo, texture and musical form. Music forms and style: Eastern, Western, Classical and Folk music. Types of music in the theatre: Incidental music and dramatic music. The role of music composer, conductor, the orchestra members, the chorus. The elements of dance: Space, time, intensity. Basic dance positions and many types of jumps turns, lifts and other movements Principles of choreography: unity, variety, proportion balance, emphasis Types and uses of theatrical dance; Incidental and Dramatic. Functions of a choreographer: The choreographer as a designer/ creator and his/ her working methods. Practical components in music and dance. Method of Teaching and Learning : Scheme of Evaluation : Lecture, practical exercises, workshops. Continuous assessment: individual and group work, presentation at the end of second semester of a Creative project/ Dramatic creation using music and dance and end of Semester exam. Recommended reading: 1. Newman, William S., (1961), Understanding Music: An Introduction to Music’s Elements, Styles and Formes, New York, Harper Row 2. Wigman, Mary, (1966), The Language of Dance, Middletown, Conn, Wesleyan University Press. 3. Ellfeldt, Lois, (1967), A Primer for Choreographers, California, National Press Books. 4. Melcer, Fannie Helen, (1955), Staging the Dance, Dubuque, William C. Brown Company.