• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Music
  • Minor code CASD-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Composition, Arranging and Sound Design Minor

The Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design minor is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to prepare a basic portfolio of written works, or a series of projects based upon principles of sound design, that reflect the student's own interests and professional focus. To provide a foundation for this creative work, students will analyse a selection of instrumental and vocal repertoire using key theories and methods. They will also study principles of sound design in relation to music for film and television, theatre, videogames, 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 to enable students to explain how their original work draws on relevant historical traditions or precedents.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand a range of compositional, arranging and sound design issues in aesthetic and technical terms;
  2. Analyse a range of music using relevant theories and methods;
  3. Create and present compositions, arrangements, and/or sound designs of a proficient standard utilising appropriate notation, instrumentation, orchestration techniques, and/or recording techniques in one or more styles or genres; and
  4. Communicate clearly the creative decisions made in the course of composing, arranging and sound design and how these relate to relevant historical traditions or precedents.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which much consist of:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
MUSI1111 Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 1 6
MUSI1112 Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 2 6
MUSI2223 Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 3 6
MUSI2224 Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 4 6
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