Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitComposition
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Thomas Reiner


Previously coded MUM5061B


Students prepare:

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


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.


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

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