Courses & Units

Composition 4A FCM414

Hobart

Note:

Students must obtain a pass in the ensemble requirement to pass this unit

Introduction

Composition 4A is the first semester of Honours study of the technical and expressive skills for music composition. By this stage, you will have completed an undergraduate degree in composition consisting of projects designed to establish writing skills and compositional craft, and therefore established the development of your 'voice' through the handling of instrumentation, pitch, rhythm, harmonic language and formal concepts. Through working with composers and instrumentalists on more self-directed projects, in Composition 4A you will select a specific variety of pieces to compose, based on specific areas of your interest and inclination, interact with ensembles, study new works, and further develop your knowledge of writing and analytical skills to build a portfolio of compositions.

Summary

Unit name Composition 4A
Unit code FCM414
Credit points 25
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music
Coordinator

Dr Maria Grenfell

Teaching staff

PTA staff

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period 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
Note

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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: $1,538.00 2015: $4,204.00 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

  • PREREQ: FCM318 Composition 3B or equivalent, and acceptance into Honours by folio and audition.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

Assessment

Folio of work: 80%, 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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