ATS3141 - Composition 6 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



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)


ATS3140 or ATS3830

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





This unit extends advanced skills in composition by requiring students to refine a personal compositional methodology influenced by various techniques and approaches. Students then apply this compositional methodology to develop well-articulated concepts for substantial works that integrate several distinct layers of material.


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

  1. Develop a compositional methodology from a range of acquired techniques and approaches.
  2. Apply such a methodology to substantial musical works that integrate several distinct layers of material.
  3. Perform effectively in a chosen/approved ensemble and show performance practice awareness.
  4. Demonstrate perceptive music listening skills and informed peer reviewing 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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