• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Areas of interest Music
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Alexander Hunter
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
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 Students will shape a large-scale individual project, for medium to large-sized ensemble which may include the ensemble(s) in residence. Drawing upon multiple compositional skills acquired from their prior study of composition, students have the opportunity to shape their own projects, under faculty guidance. Classwork will focus on professional skills development, score and parts creation, advanced notation, issues of aesthetic and technique, along with industry skills development.

Learning Outcomes

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:
1. Produce professional quality creative work that reflects the student's individual musical interests and goals;
2. Critically analyse a diverse range of music through a sophisticated use of relevant theories and methods;
3. Create and present a portfolio of compositions and arrangements which demonstrate the mastery of traditional and contemporary compositional techniques in a wide spectrum of styles and genres; and
4. Communicate clearly the creative decisions made in the course of composing, arranging and sound designs and how these relate to relevant historical traditions or precedents.

Indicative Assessment

A substantial portfolio of original compositions and/or arrangements and/or sound design projects (scores, recordings and/or multimedia) (75%) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
 
Two Analysis assignments, 5% each (total 10%) [Learning Outcome 2]
 
A written exegesis (c. 2,500 words) describing the rationale for the creative decisions made (15%) [Learning Outcomes 3-4]
 

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Workload

260 hours of total student learning time made up from:
 a) 48 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities (both cotaught with MUSI3315), and 12 hours of individual supervision.
 b) 212 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Master of Music (MMUSI) or Master of Music (Advanced) (VMUSI), or with permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MUSI3315.

Assumed Knowledge

Composition standard equivalent of completion of a major in composition.

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:
1
Unit value:
12 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
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $6000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $9120
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4142 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9179 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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