Courses & Units

Composition 1 FCA511

Hobart

Note:

To enrol in this unit, students must meet honours/postgraduate course entry requirements (for example completion of a 300 credit point undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline).

Introduction

Composition 1 is the first semester of postgraduate study of the technical and expressive skills for music composition. By this stage, you will have completed a folio 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, you will compose a variety of pieces, 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 1
Unit code FCA511
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Music
Coordinator

Dr Maria Grenfell

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
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
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $1,611.00 2018: $4,568.00 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

Prerequisites

Audition and interview

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

A combination of group lessons, 1:1 lessons, weekly composition seminar, large ensemble participation.

Assessment

Folio 60%, other assigned tasks 40%.

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Flexible Study Options

No

Textbooks

Required

Recommended

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

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