ATS4839 - Special project: Composition part 2 - 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



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This unit enables students to prepare 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. Note: The two music compositions must be different to those presented for examination in the unit ATS4838 Special project: Composition part 1. Building on the minor exegesis developed in ATS4838, students formulate a research question and methodology relevant to their folio.


On completion of this unit, students are 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 skills and learning as negotiated with the allocated academic supervisor;
  3. Develop a minor exegesis including the articulation of a research question and methodology.


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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