Courses & Units

Composition 1 FCA511

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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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music
Coordinator Associate Professor Maria Grenfell
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the technical features (instrumentation, pitch, rhythm, harmonic language and formal concepts) for projects through the study of specific musical techniques and concepts, and recommended musical works;
  • Use compositional craft as specified by project requirements to convey musical ideas;
  • Solve problems by interacting with performers and composers
  • Show advancement of your compositional ‘voice’ through evolution of the quality of compositions and commitment.
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Teaching

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Textbooks

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