Required unit for all BMus composition majors
Composition 1A introduces students to 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.
|Unit name||Composition 1A|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Dr Maria Grenfell
Profile and Casual Staff
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified. Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*: the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.
*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $2,207.00||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.
At least 3 hours of contact per week in individual, small group or seminar lessons.
Folio 70%, Seminar task 10%, Written assignment 10%, Performance of works 10%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Adler, The Study of Orchestration, 3e, New York: Norton, 2002, ISBN 0-393-97572-X
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