Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Composition)

Core requirements

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Composition), a candidate must successully complete 240 credit points comprising:

(i) 102 credit points of Specialisation units of study including:

(a) 48 credit points of Principal Study units;

(b) 45 credit points in Composition Studies units;

(c) 9 credit points in Performance/ensemble units;

(ii) 30 credit points of core units including:

(a) 18 credit points of Harmony and Analysis and Aural Perception units;

(b) 12 credit points of Analysis, History and Culture Studies units;

(iii) 12 credit points in the Open Learning Environment (OLE) units as specified in Table O;

(iv) A major (48 credit points) from Table S;

(v) A minimum of 24 credit points at 4000 level from a Specialisation or Table S, including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of at least 12 credit points and up to 36 credit points;

(vi) where appropriate, elective units of study from a Specialisation or Table S.

 

Minimum levels of achievement

Area of Study

Credit Points

Minimum levels of achievement to qualify for the award of pass degree

Principal Study

48

Composition 1-8

Composition Studies

45

Refer to CMPN units in enrolment pattern below;

3 cps Composer Performer Workshop 1


Performance and Ensemble

9

CMPN3000 Composer Performer Workshop;
6 cps in Performance or Ensemble units

Music Skills

18

Harmony and Analysis: Aural Perception units

Analysis, History and Culture Studies
(AHCS)

12

MCGY1030 This is Music;

6 cps in AHCS Foundation unit

Table O (OLE)

12

Open Learning Environment units

Table S major

48

Table S major

Advanced coursework or Honours

48

4000-level Advanced coursework from Music or Table S major including Music Specialist Project 1-2, or Honours

 

Standard enrolment pattern

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Semester 3

 

Semester 4

 

CMPN1601
Composition 1

6

CMPN1602
Composition 2

6

CMPN2603
Composition 3

6

CMPN2604
Composition 4

6

Music Theory and Aural

6

Music Theory and Aural

6

Music Theory and Aural

6

OLE units

6

CMPN1611 Instrumentation and Orchestration

6

CMPN1013 Creative Music Technology or CMPN1014

Sound Recording Fundamentals

3

CMPN2631 Electroacoustic Music

6

CMPN2632 Computer Music Fundamentals

6

MCGY1030 This is Music

6

CMPN1612 New Music, New Thinking

6

1000-level Table S major

6

1000-level Table S major

6

 

 

Performance/Ensemble

3

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

24

 

24

 

24

 

Semester 5

 

Semester 6

 

Semester 7

 

Semester 8

 

CMPN3605
Composition 5

6

CMPN3606
Composition 6

6

CMPN4607
Composition 7

6

CMPN4608
Composition 8

6

CMPN2613 Comp Techniques: Number and Process

6

CMPN2614 Comp Techniques: Tonality and Process

6

CMPN3000 Composer Performer Workshop 1

3

OLE units

6

AHCS Foundation unit

6

Composition Studies elective

6

3000-level Table S major

6

3000-level Table S major

6

2000-level Table S major

6

2000-level Table S major

 6

3000-level Table S major

6

3000-level Table S major

 6

       

Performance/Ensemble

3    

 

24

 

24

 

24

 

24

 

Semester 9

 

Semester 10

 

SCMP4601 Music Specialist Creative Project 1 or Honours

6

SCMP4602 Music Specialist Creative Project 2 or Honours

6

4000-level Advanced Coursework or Honours

6

4000-level Advanced Coursework or Honours

6

Elective or Honours

6

Elective or Honours

6

Elective or Honours

6

Elective or Honours

6

 

24

 

24