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A Study on Education in Project-based Licensed Musical Translation: A Case Study on Little Women

  • The Journal of Translation Studies
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2023, 24(1), pp.137-161
  • DOI : 10.15749/jts.2023.24.1.005
  • Publisher : The Korean Association for Translation Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Interpretation and Translation Studies
  • Received : February 8, 2023
  • Accepted : March 26, 2023
  • Published : March 31, 2023

Lee, Jimin 1 강연종 1

1계명대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

With the expansion of the licensed musical market in Korea, there is a growing need for musical translators. Musical translation requires knowledge about musical production and interaction with musical producers including actors, let alone general translation ability, and, therefore, isolated classroom teaching is inadequate. This study aims to apply a project-based learning (PBL) methodology where students majoring in translation participate in a musical production as translators, identify the effects of the project, and develop guidelines for project-based musical translation education. Six students translated the script and score-book of Little Women, which was to be performed by the musical department of a university. After 12 weeks’ translation project implemented in cooperation with the musical production team, this study found that the project was effective in developing translators’ translation ability and knowledge about musical production. Translation guidelines were developed for both musical producers and translators by addressing the shortcomings identified during the project. These guidelines are expected to facilitate effective and efficient musical translation or help create a PBL setting in musical translation classrooms, thus contributing to fostering capable musical translators with on-site knowledge.

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