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ATS1046

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Thomas Reiner

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Notes

Synopsis

The unit draws together students from various levels of musical experience at pre-tertiary level and consolidates fundamental skills in composition. Students develop technical skills by writing short musical works that demonstrate knowledge of acoustic instruments and composition-related music technology skills. Students also learn how to respond with relevant compositional ideas to a set concept and this enables them to explore other compositional techniques in the next unit in the sequence, ATS1047 Composition 2.

Outcomes

Upon completion of the unit, students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate the fundamental conventions of music notation;
  2. Demonstrate fundamental compositional techniques required for the writing of short works;
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of basic composition-related music technology skills;
  4. Understand the possibilities and limitations of acoustic instruments;
  5. Respond with relevant compositional ideas to a set concept.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

This unit is only available to students enrolled in a Bachelor of Music single or double degree - Music composition or Ethnomusicology and musicology specialisations.

Prohibitions

ATS1349