• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Areas of interest Music
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Ms Natalie Williams
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 5 builds on the theory and aural skills developed in the prerequisite courses Music Theory and Aural Skills 1-4 to develop basic compositional skills using combinations of six independent instruments/voices. Students will develop a portfolio of compositions that will include a Commission Project for one of the School's ensembles in addition to works in one or more genres of the student's choice (for example, electronic or film music). Teaching and learning activities will include a weekly composers' seminar in which composition students from all levels will discuss current work and wider compositional issues, and an orchestration seminar.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Apply, in a sophisticated manner, the different elements of musical structure and composition (pitch, melody, harmony, rhythm, counterpoint, form and timbre) relevant to one or more styles of music (classical, jazz, contemporary etc.).
  2. Demonstrate a sound understanding of sophisticated musical language and form, applied to relevant compositional, analytical and improvisational tasks.
  3. Employ the core principles of professional musical notation and presentation, relevant to the chosen musical application.
  4. Make convincing and substantiated creative decisions central to relevant compositional, arrangement or improvisational activities

Indicative Assessment

  1. A portfolio of original work  (80%) [learning outcomes 1-3]
  2. A written exegesis (c. 1000 words) describing the rationale for the creative decisions made (20%) [learning outcomes 3-4]

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Workload

A combination of 2 hours of seminars/workshops, and 1 hour of specialised tutorials, plus seven hours of independent study per week (total of 130 hours over the semester).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Music (BMUS), have successfully completed MUSI2224, and have successfully completed or be currently enrolled in MUSI2204.

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3475 13 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3475 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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