ATS2128 - Composition and music technology 4: Composition for screen - 2019

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)

Dr Ryan Smith


Dr Ryan Smith

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


ATS2127 or ATS2808

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 extends intermediate skills in composition and music technology by requiring students to compose for screen. Students will also apply mastering techniques to recorded works and develop listening skills in relation to musical works that accompany other media.


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

  1. recognise a range of composition techniques for screen;
  2. compose music to accompany screen;
  3. apply studio mastering techniques to compositions;
  4. perform in a chosen/approved music ensemble with a critical awareness of the various roles involved;
  5. critique composition for screen, demonstrating perceptive music 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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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Composition and creative music technology