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CMPN4607: Composition 7

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Composition and Music Technology

Code CMPN4607
Academic unit Composition and Music Technology
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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CMPN3606 or CMPN3336 or CMPN2223 or CMPN2334
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. demonstrate a very high level of compositional craft, research capacity, and notation and production skills
  • LO2. demonstrate good discernment in compositional decisions
  • LO3. demonstrate an appreciation of, and engagement with, a broad range of compositional traditions, genres, perspectives and practices
  • LO4. demonstrate confidence and independence in your creative practice
  • LO5. develop strategies to compose regularly and proactively
  • LO6. liaise with the performers of your compositions, emphasising clear communication and meet submission deadlines.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Sydney
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Important enrolment information

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Additional advice

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).