Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitComposition
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr David Chisholm (Mr Jordan Murray)


Previously coded MUS3310


The unit will cover critical theory related to compositional technique. Topics and approaches covered include musical time and space, neo-structuralism, music of the environment, music semiotics, and hermeneutics of the subject.


Students who have worked successfully in their studies will be able to understand and engage the complex interplay between critical theory and music composition.


Presentation 20%
Essay 80%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour lecture per week
One hour library activities (listening and reading)

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