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CMPN3335: Composition for Creative Industries 5

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.

Code CMPN3335
Academic unit Composition and Music Technology
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. understand and implement a broad range of concepts and techniques in the context of the creative industries
  • LO2. implement strategic workflow specific to a given project brief, including meeting fast turnarounds and deadlines
  • LO3. effectively compose music that supports visuals for film & TV, as well as jingles, stings, audio logos, lyric writing and theatre
  • LO4. understand the process and protocols of effective collaboration when working with a director, and competently interpret the key points of a given brief
  • LO5. possess a working understanding of the music industry pertaining to networking, basic legal matters, and industry etiquette.

Unit outlines

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