Composition Studies

Subject 740-608 (2009)

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Credit Points: 37.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: At least two hours per week of studio work and tutorials over the course of the year, as arranged with the teacher.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.


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Subject Overview:

Over the course of the year, students will develop their compositional working methods, style, language, and goals to a level appropriate to a fifth year of study. Students will also be introduced to advanced techniques and equipment, and will be able to work with large scale and extended musical structures.


There will be one major project, in the form of a composition folio of original works, covering areas of compositional philosophy and technique, including electronic and computer music, aural training and directed listening. Students will also be required to organise and present a 40-minute concert of their works.

Prescribed Texts: None.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Music Studies by Coursework(Composition)

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