ATS3140 - Composition and music technology 5: Interactive composition - 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



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


ATS2128 or ATS2809

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 develops advanced skills in compositions and music technology by requiring students to conceptualise and articulate an original interactive work. Students will develop new strategies and refine personal 'sound' production values in relation to this task, and work with a professional ensemble to realise the work. Students will also apply music software programming and networked performance skills.


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

  1. design and compose an original interactive work;
  2. formulate personal 'sound' production values;
  3. apply music software programming and networked performance skills;
  4. communicate compositional ideas effectively to musicians;
  5. review and critique the work of peers, 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.

See also Unit timetable information

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Composition and creative music technology