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MUM5061B

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)

Synopsis

Students prepare

  1. a portfolio of original compositions employing a variety of instrumental cominations and electro-acoustic media, and
  2. a critical commentary giving descriptive, analytical and contextrual information about the portfolio of compositions.

Objectives

By the end of the unit, students should have a varied portfolio of compositions, including at least one major work, which reflects sufficient technical and creative skills, as well as a knowledge of the context and repertoire related to these original works, to operate as professional composers. Students should also have gained an understanding of music technology and some of its compositional applications.

Assessment

Portfolio of original compositions (15 to 20 minutes of original music): 75%
Critical commentary (4500 words): 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Graeme Smith