Courses & Units

Composition and Creative Projects 4A FCM414



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


Composition and Creative Projects 4A is the first semester of study for Honours in music by folio.  By this stage, you will have completed an undergraduate degree in music.  Through this unit of study you will undertake projects designed to further develop your craft and distinct 'voice', through the use of technical materials, structures and language.  Projects will be self-directed and overseen by teaching staff with expertise in your creative specialization.  You will also be expected to complete lecturer-assigned tasks intended to develop analytical, management and collaborative skills, in order to create a portfolio of work.


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

Dr Maria Grenfell

Teaching staff

PTA staff

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


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016

* 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 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $1,564.00 2016: $4,308.00 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.





Teaching Pattern

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


Folio of work: 70%      Lecturer-assigned tasks: 30%

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

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