ATS1047 - Composition and music technology 2: Materials of composition - 2019

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)

Dr Ryan Smith


Dr Ryan Smith

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


ATS1046 OR ATS1349

This unit is only available to students enrolled in a Bachelor of Music single or double degree - Composition and creative music technology specialisation.





The unit requires students to manipulate composition materials and apply music technology skills to create short works. Students will compose original works for small groups of acoustic instruments and manipulate recordings into compositions. In addition, students will learn basic recording skills and approaches to critique music compositions.


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

  1. apply fundamental techniques of music composition;
  2. mix a music recording;
  3. create short acoustic and electronic musical works;
  4. identify and discuss select composition materials;
  5. perform competently in a chosen/approved music ensemble;
  6. critique compositions, demonstrating listening skills.


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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