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CMPN1331: Composition for Creative Industries 1

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.

Code CMPN1331
Academic unit Composition and Music Technology
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Students are required to use a professional music notation package and a Digital Audio Workstation software package

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. organise pitch in a variety of ways
  • LO2. explore vertical and horizontal pitch relationships
  • LO3. organise and notate rhythms and cyclical ostinato patterns
  • LO4. explore the potential of organising musical compositions with small motifs
  • LO5. compose and arrange short pieces with musical notation
  • LO6. understand how and why music works from a technical standpoint and have experienced an enhanced knowledge of music theory, and put this theory into musical practice
  • LO7. understand elements of instrumental writing.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.