ATS4838 - Special project: Composition part 1 - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 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 enables students to prepare of a folio of two music compositions for varied musical forces and present of a concert performance of at least one work. Studies include critical theory, musical applications of computers, studio technology and traditional score notation.


Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Undertake extensive creative projects in music composition that involve the research and synthesis of compositional techniques;
  2. Plan and implement creative strategies that serve to develop particular compositional skills as negotiated with the allocated academic supervisor;
  3. Develop a minor exegesis addressing stylistic predecessors and compositional approach.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 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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