Graduate Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 3 explicitly builds on Graduate Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 2. It is designed for graduate students who wish to continue to specialise at a professional level in composition, arranging and/or sound design. Students will work with a supervisor in preparing a composition portfolio of works, or a series of projects based upon advanced principles of sound design that reflect the student's own interests and professional focus. This learning will be supplemented with attendance and participation at the School’s Composition Seminar. To support this creative work, students will analyse at a sophisticated level theories, structures, methods, approaches and techniques in a range of styles and in a range of instrumental and vocal repertoire. They will also study sophisticated principles of sound design in relation to music for film and television, theatre, video games, and sound installations. The study of instrumentation, orchestration and arrangement, and sound design will reference scores and musical sound design creations from a range of historical periods and styles complements the compositional work.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate sophisticated professional proficiency in composition, arranging, and/or sound design in one or more styles (classical, jazz, contemporary, or a blend of these) or genres (music for film or television, video games, sound installations, or theatre).
- Compose and present works of a sophisticated professional standard utilising correct notation, instrumentation and orchestration techniques with the ability to invariably produce work according to deadlines.
- Demonstrate an original musical voice and higher-level cognitive skills in the synthesis and analysis and practical application of information, skills and concepts.
- Describe at a sophisticated level relevant compositional, arranging and sound design issues in aesthetic and technical terms.
- Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, the creative decisions made in the course of composing, arranging and sound design, using sophisticated language, to both a musical and non-musical audience.
A substantial portfolio of original compositions and/or arrangements and/or sound design projects (scores, recordings and\or multimedia) (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
A written exegesis (c. 2,500 words) describing the rationale for the creative decisions made (20%) [Learning Outcomes 4-5]
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3 hours of formal contact per week:
- One hour of individual supervision per week
- Two hours attendance and participation at a composition/arrangement workshop per week
17 hours of private study per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 12 units
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3596||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|