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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- 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.).
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of sophisticated musical language and form, applied to relevant compositional, analytical and improvisational tasks.
- Employ the core principles of professional musical notation and presentation, relevant to the chosen musical application.
- Make convincing and substantiated creative decisions central to relevant compositional, arrangement or improvisational activities
- A portfolio of original work (80%) [learning outcomes 1-3]
- A written exegesis (c. 1000 words) describing the rationale for the creative decisions made (20%) [learning outcomes 3-4]
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WorkloadA 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).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3697||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|