Composition Studies

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Composition Studies

Composition Studies core requirements apply to students undertaking the following courses. Specific requirements are listed in the relevant enrolment pattern.
(a) BMusic (Composition for Creative Industries program)
(b) BMusic (Digital Music and Media program)
(c) BMusic (Composition)
(d) BMusic (Music Education) in Composition
(e) BMusic/BAdvanced Studies (Composition)
(f) Diploma of Music
 
Composition Studies units are also available as electives in all BMusic and Diploma of Music courses.
CMPN1000
Composition Through Improvisation 1
3   

student should have 3-4yrs experience in playing music and with a passion to improvise.
Semester 1
CMPN1003
Composition Through Improvisation 2
3    P CMPN1000


students should have 3-4yrs experience in playing music and with a passion to improvise.
Semester 2
CMPN1010
Creative Vocal Ensemble
3    A Sight singing; basic choral skills required; familiarity with music notation and music notation software
P CMPN1331 or CMPN1601


Sight singing; basic choral skills required; familiarity with music notation and music notation software highly recommended.
Semester 2
CMPN1014
Sound Recording Fundamentals
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
CMPN1310
Percussion Composition Workshop
3      Semester 1
CMPN1611
Instrumentation and Orchestration
6    A Students enrolling in this unit of study are expected to be able to read and understand instrumental music notation of moderate complexity
Semester 1
CMPN1612
New Music, New Thinking
6      Semester 2
CMPN2320
Music Notation and Publishing
6    A Concurrent study with CMPN1331 is recommended where possible
Semester 1
CMPN2510
Scoring and Arranging for the Screen
6      Semester 2
CMPN2613
Comp Techniques: Number and Process
6    P CMPN1612


Strong music theory and notation skills are essential in this unit of study
Semester 1
CMPN2614
Comp Techniques: Tonality and Process
6    P CMPN2613


Strong music theory and notation skills are essential in this unit of study
Semester 2
CMPN3620
Advanced Instrumentation/Orchestration
6    A Students should be competent in score writing and fundamental knowledge of instruments and orchestration while also having composition experience
P CMPN1611
Semester 2
CMPN3634
Interactive Media and Sound Installations
6    P CMPN1013 or MUSC2653


The unit makes use of interactive programming techniques and other technical skills taught in CMPN2631/2632. Enrolling concurrently in one of these subjects alongside CMPN3634 is recommended.
Semester 2
CMPN3635
Writing Music for the Moving Image
6    P MUED1002 or CMPN1013 or MUSC2653 or MUED4002
Semester 1
CMPN3636
Live Electronic Music Performance
6    A Students enrolling in this Unit of Study are expected to have previous experience with music technology, including recording and music creation software. Students will be expected to perform
P (CMPN1013 or MUSC2653) and (CMPN1631 or CMPN1632)
Semester 1
CMPN3000
Composer Performer Workshop 1
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
CMPN3001
Composer Performer Workshop 2
3    P CMPN3000
Semester 1
Semester 2
CMPN4000
Composer Performer Workshop 3
3    P CMPN3001
Semester 1
Semester 2
CMPN4001
Composer Performer Workshop 4
3    P CMPN4000
Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC2614
Composition Workshop
6    P 18 credit points of 1000-level units
Semester 1