• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Areas of interest Music
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Christopher Sainsbury
    • Prof Frank Millward
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
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Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 1 addresses three fundamental skills of music composition: melodic construction, creation of chord progressions and short forms.  These fundamentals will be examined through a combination of analysis and independent supervised composition.  Students will develop a portfolio of short compositions in a variety of genres and styles using Logic Pro X software. 

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.  Compose original melodies with chordal accompaniments which reflects the students individual musical interests and goals.
  2. Present works of a proficient standard using both correct notation and Logic Pro X software.
  3. Describe melodic compositional issues in aesthetic and technical terms.
  4. Communicate and articulate their creative decisions.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Creative Assignments (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-2
Exegesis (10%) Learning Outcomes 3-4

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (BMUSI), or with permission of the convenor.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic reading of treble and bass clef

Majors

Minors

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
12
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $5100
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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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
2679 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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