Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Assoc. Prof. Thomas Reiner


Previously coded MUS3310


The unit will cover topics related to compositional technique that relates to contemporary practice since 1950. Techniques covered include: the use of chance or indeterminacy, post-tonal theory (12 tone, serialism, pitch sets and centricity) and an introduction to computer music.


Students who have worked successfully in their studies will be able to; organise musical elements using chance operations, understand basic 12 tone composition techniques, perform analysis using pitch sets and have an understanding of aesthetic and compositional issues relating to computer music.


Written work: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATS1899 and ATS1900 or by permission