Composition for Creative Industries Core units

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Composition for Creative Industries Program units

Students undertaking BMusic (Composition for Creative Industries Program) must complete 72 credit points of program units comprising of:
(i) 36 credit points in Composition for Creative Industries 1-6;
(ii) 12 credit points in Composition 7-8;
(iii) An additional 24 credit points as listed in the Standard Enrolment Pattern.
Students undertaking the Composition for Creative Industries minor must complete 36 credit points as listed in the relevant BMusic minor enrolment pattern.
CMPN1331 Composition for Creative Industries 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Paul Stanhope Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture/fortnight, 1 x 2hr tutorial A/fortnight, 1 x 1hr tutorial B/week Assumed knowledge: Students are required to use a professional music notation package and a Digtial Audio Workstation software package Assessment: 4 x composition assignments to the equivalent of 4000wds (60%), 5 x small exercises (25%), Application/Participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students are required to use a professional music notation package and a Digtial Audio Workstation software package.
The rationale behind this unit of study is to explore fundamental concepts of music as related to build upon Composition for Creative Industries 1 where fundamental concepts of music are explored via the medium of a portfolio of compositions. Musical compositions may be completed via various means: musical notation, improvisation, recorded audio and their combinations. It also allows for students to curate an individual creative project and be supported via a scaffolded process. This unit is the first pathway for students interested in exploring such issues in the Creative Music program as part of the Bachelor of Music.
Textbooks
Elaine Gould ¿Behind Bars¿ Faber, London
CMPN1332 Composition for Creative Industries 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Paul Stanhope Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture/fortnight, 1 x 2hr tutorial/fortnight, 1 x 1hr creative project seminar / week Prerequisites: CMPN1331 or PERF2600 Assessment: 4 x composition assignments to the equivalent of 4000wds (60%), 1 x Creative project (30%) Attendance/Participation Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The rationale behind this unit of study is to build upon Composition for Creative Industries 1 where fundamental concepts of music are explored via the medium of a portfolio of compositions. the practice of musical composition. Musical compositions may be completed via various means: musical notation, improvisation, recorded audio and their combinations. It also allows for students to curate an individual creative project and be supported via a scaffolded process.
CMPN2333 Composition for Creative Industries 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Alison Cole Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2 hr lecture per week; 1 x lab per week Prerequisites: CMPN1332 or PERF2601 Assessment: Composition tasks throughout semester (60%), Showreel (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Composition for Creative Industries 3 assists students prepare for commercially oriented work for the creative industries. The focus of this semester is on composing for the screen and concentrates on film, television, advertising and animation. Effective communication and briefing techniques that mirror those used in the industry are examined and implemented. Alongside teacher guidance and peer feedback, this unit offers extensive deliverable content, instruction and modelling.
CMPN2334 Composition for Creative Industries 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damien Ricketson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1 hr lecture/seminar per week; 1 x tutorial per week Prerequisites: CMPN2333 or PERF2602 Assessment: Composition and arranging tasks (60%); 1 x showreel (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Concepts of Music Through Composition 4 assists students prepare for commercially-oriented work for the creative industries. Its particular focus is songwriting and arranging.
CMPN3335 Composition for Creative Industries 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Rojas Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 x 1hour seminar per week Prerequisites: CMPN2334 Assessment: A series of practical composition and industry-informed assignments throughout the semester. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The focus of Composition for Creative Industries 5 is on composing music across a diverse range of genres, as required in writing commissioned music for film, TV, advertising and theatre, as well as for commercial library music catalogues. In this unit students will develop a range of technological and compositional skills, and the acuity to convey and support a story through composition. Lyric writing for screen is also included in this unit. The music industry demands professional standards of music composition, production technique, mixing ability, self-promotion, and the capacity to produce a high volume of work while meeting tight deadlines. During the weekly classes and assignments students will develop a range of these pertinent professional attributes that are essential to flourish in today's music market.
CMPN3336 Composition for Creative Industries 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Rojas Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hour lecture; 1 x 2 hour seminar per week Prerequisites: CMPN3335 Assessment: A series of small and substantial practical composition, portfolio and industry-informed tasks throughout the semester. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Taught by a videogame professional, Composition for Creative Industries 6 focuses on writing music for videogames. Videogame music has catalysed a vast and lucrative industry with a myriad of new and ongoing projects being developed in Australia and abroad. Composing music for videogames requires several skills that draw upon the composer's creativity, craft and technological acuity. This unit of study places an emphasis on these skills through a practical and theorical exploration of the artistry and culture of videogames; reactive musical systems; structural and textural flexibility; game mechanics, story and player experience. Students will engage with industry standard middleware/authoring applications and game engines used in the production of videogames, to present their projects, including Twine, Wwise, FMOD and Unity. This unit of study places due importance on cultural competency, inclusiveness, safe industry practices and respect for others in the collaborative process.
CMPN4607 Composition 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Rojas Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Individual lessons (45mins), weekly Composition Seminar, Supplementary Classes Prerequisites Prerequisites: CMPN3606 Assessment: Submission of a portfolio of compositions, with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration between 6-12 minutes (80%); application and engagement (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students should own a professional music notation program (e.g. Sibelius, Finale, Dorico) and if relevant, a DAW (e.g. Audacity, GarageBand, Logic, ProTools, Ableton).
Principal Study Composition supports the sustained development of compositional craft and creative voice through the preparation of composition(s) to be submitted at the end of each semester. Via one to one lessons, attendance at weekly Composition Seminars and Supplementary Classes, students are expected to progressively advance through Composition 5 to 8. Weekly Composition Seminars provide a forum for expert guests to present specialised knowledge. Supplementary Classes are delivered by the various members of our composition staff, and deal with a variety of topics related to craft, creativity, repertoire, workflow, technology and career. By the conclusion of the degree, students will have demonstrated a very high level of compositional ability, research capacity and notation/production skills.
CMPN4608 Composition 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Rojas Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Individual lessons (45mins), weekly Composition Seminar, Supplementary Classes Prerequisites: CMPN4607 Assessment: Submission of a portfolio of compositions, with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration between 6-12 minutes (80%); application and engagement (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students should own a professional music notation program (e.g. Sibelius, Finale, Dorico) and a DAW (e.g. Audacity, GarageBand, Logic, ProTools, Ableton).
Principal Study Composition supports the sustained development of compositional craft and creative voice through the preparation of composition(s) to be submitted at the end of each semester. Via one to one lessons, attendance at weekly Composition Seminars and Supplementary Classes, students are expected to progressively advance through Composition 5 to 8. Weekly Composition Seminars provide a forum for expert guests to present specialised knowledge. Supplementary Classes are delivered by the various members of our composition staff, and deal with a variety of topics related to craft, creativity, repertoire, workflow, technology and career. By the conclusion of the degree, students will have demonstrated a very high level of compositional ability, research capacity and notation/production skills.