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CMPN4608: Composition 8

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.

Code CMPN4608
Academic unit Composition and Music Technology
Credit points 6

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. demonstrate confidence and independence in your creative practice
  • LO6. liaise with the performers of your compositions, emphasising clear communication and meet submission deadlines.

Unit outlines

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