• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Areas of interest Musicology, Music
  • Work Integrated Learning Simulation/Virtual
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Frank Millward
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2025
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The Composition Capstone Course supports students in composing and presenting a major project demonstrating the culmination of their undergraduate composition studies. Course activities include large and small group workshops on score, concert, and recording preparation, small group sessions in which students share and discuss works in progress, as well as regular meetings with a project supervisor. The final project may consist of a single large scale work or a curated folio of works, and may take the form of a concert, recording, film, installation, or other format available to the public.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate a professional level of accomplishment and command of technique in music composition;
  2. work independently and/or collaboratively in the composing, staging and/or public presentation, and recording of a (major) capstone work/portfolio of works;
  3. employ conceptual and technical experimentation, critical and reflective thinking to compose and realise a coherent body/program of musical compositions; and
  4. demonstrate skill in delivering an original and sophisticated independent project suitable for public presentation, with appropriate program notes or equivalent.

Work Integrated Learning


This course is designed to give students real world experience planing and delivering material to the public.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Crit presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Exegesis and program notes (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Final project, reflection and consultation (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks including workshops and other class and collaborative activities

b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed MUSI3314. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MUSI6315.

Prescribed Texts

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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

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Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7301 21 Jul 2025 28 Jul 2025 31 Aug 2025 24 Oct 2025 In Person N/A

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