ATS2127 - Composition and music technology 3: Spatial composition techniques - 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



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


ATS1047 or ATS1350

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 introduces spatial composition concepts and requires students to create short original compositions that combine acoustic and electronic instruments. Students will also develop skills specific to studio recording and mixing, as well as critical skills relating to these practices.


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

  1. identify spatial composition techniques;
  2. experiment with spatial composition techniques in original works;
  3. record and mix music in a studio;
  4. analyse and reflect on the production process and techniques used in the studio recording;
  5. perform effectively in a chosen/approved music ensemble;
  6. critique compositions, demonstrating perceptive 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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