Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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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)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Charles MacInnes


Previously coded MUS4760(B)


Preparation of a folio of two music compositions for varied musical forces and the presentation of a concert performance of at least one work. Studies include critical theory, musical applications of computers, studio technology, and traditional score notation.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to apply themselves to extensive creative projects in music composition that involve; the research and synthesis of compositional techniques, the planning and implementation of creative strategies and the development of particular skills and learning as negotiated with the unit leader.


Assignment 1 (notated work): 40%
Assignment 2 (notated work): 40%
Assignment 3 (critical commentary, 1800 words): 20%
Concert performance (hurdle)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2-hours composition workshop per week

  • 1-hour one-on-one supervision per fortnight
  • 1-hour of library study per week


ATS4838 and one of APG4789 or ATS4833