ATS3140 - Composition 5 - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music


Associate Professor Thomas Reiner

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)



This unit consolidates advanced skills in composition developed in ATS2128 Composition 4. Students further develop technical skills by conceiving of and articulating the conceptual basis for a distinctive original work. Students also study the development of diverse sonic materials analogously from a work's conceptual basis. This prepares students for the extended focus of the final unit in the sequence, ATS3141 Composition 6.


Upon completion of this unit, students are able to:

  1. Conceive of and articulate the conceptual basis for a distinctive musical work;
  2. Demonstrate the ability to develop sonic materials analogously from a work's conceptual basis.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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


ATS2128 or ATS2809

This unit is only available to students enrolled in a Bachelor of Music single or double degree - Music composition specialisation.