ATS2128 - Composition 4 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Johannes Luebbers (Semester 1)
Associate Professor Thomas Reiner (Semester 2)


Mr Johannes Luebbers (Semester 1)
Associate Professor Thomas Reiner (Semester 2)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


ATS2127 or ATS2808

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





This unit extends intermediate skills in composition by requiring students to write complex multi-movement works and respond with a well-developed plan to a complex set concept. Students also extend their knowledge of acoustic instruments by writing for large instrumental groups.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. approach music composition, including the composition of multi-movement works, with some expertise;
  2. write for large instrumental groups;
  3. develop a detailed compositional plan for a multi-movement work in response to a set concept;
  4. perform effectively in a chosen/approved music ensemble with a critical awareness of the various roles involved;
  5. demonstrate perceptive music listening skills through verbal critiques.


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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