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MUS4760 - Special Project: Composition and Music Technology

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Peter McIlwain


Not offered in 2007


Preparation of a folio of three original compositions for varied musical forces and the presentation of a concert performance of at least one work. Studies include musical applications of computers, studio technology, and concepts underlying contemporary techniques of the capture and modification of audio signals and musical representations, such as score notation.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to apply themselves to extensive creative projects in music composition that involve; the research and synthesis of compositional techniques, the planning and implementation of creative strategies and the development of particular skills and learning as negotiated with the unit leader.


Composition (between 10 to 15 minutes of original music): 70%
Concert performance: 10%
Critical Commentary (3000 words): 20%

Contact hours

1 hour (1 x 1 hour lecture) per week


MUS3980 (in Composition) and MUS3990 (in Composition), or admission by audition.