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CMPN1601: Composition 1

The development of compositional techniques is integral to the ability to best express musical ideas and material. The focus of this unit is the creative work of students which is developed through the study of a range of compositional topics. Aspects of pitch, rhythm, counterpoint, notation, instrumentation and structure are considered both in the abstract and in relation to a variety of music.

Code CMPN1601
Academic unit Composition and Music Technology
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. utilise a broad range of compositional techniques and approaches in the construction of your creative work
  • LO2. begin to analyse and assess compositional techniques and approaches in existing compositions, and make use of such techniques and approaches in your own work
  • LO3. present score-based music to a high standard using computer music notation software and/or handwriting
  • LO4. understand the importance of having compositions performed and publicly presented, and being able to reflect upon such performances with a guide to potential revision of existing pieces.