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).
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.
|Unit name||Composition 1|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr Maria Grenfell
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.
|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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $1,671.00||2020: $4,890.00||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.
Audition and interview
A combination of group lessons, 1:1 lessons, weekly composition seminar, large ensemble participation.
Folio 60%, other assigned tasks 40%.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Flexible Study Options
Adler, The Study of Orchestration, 3e, New York: Norton, 2002, ISBN 0-393-97572-X
Co-op Bookshop links
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.