Courses & Units

Composition 1B FCM124

Hobart

Note:

required unit for all BMus composition students

Introduction

Composition 1B continues students' first-year study of the technical and expressive skills for music composition. Over the course of study, you are assigned a sequence of projects designed to establish writing skills and compositional craft, and to develop your 'voice' through the handling of instrumentation, pitch, rhythm, harmonic language and formal concepts. Through working with composers and instrumentalists on specific projects, you will compose a variety of pieces, interact with ensembles, study new works, develop your knowledge of writing and analytical skills, and build a portfolio of compositions.

Summary

Unit name Composition 1B
Unit code FCM124
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music
Coordinator

Dr Maria Grenfell

Teaching staff

PTA staff

Level Introductory

Availability

Location Semester Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,102.00 100101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following units:

  •  FCC100

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

At least 3 hours of contact per week in individual, small group or seminar lessons.

Assessment

Folio 70%, Seminar task 10%, Written assignment 10%, Performance of works 10%

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Textbooks

Required

Adler, The Study of Orchestration, 3e, New York: Norton, 2002, ISBN 0-393-97572-X

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Note:

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