Composition Honours A (CMPN4610)


Composition Honours is both a completion at a high standard of an academic education in composition, and a preparation for postgraduate study in music. Intending Honours students should speak to the Chair of Unit before enrolling. Honours requirements are: a dissertation and original portfolio in an area normally negotiated by the end of the previous year in the course of MCGY4601 Research Methods, attendance at the Dissertation seminar, and a further 12 credit points in approved units of study.

Further unit of study information


2 hr Dissertation Seminar/week, weekly supervision, Advanced Analysis Class, and a further 6 cps in an approved unit of study.


Submission of a composition portfolio (50%) and 8,000 to 10,000 word thesis including Dissertation Seminar (30%); 12 credit points in approved units of study (20%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

CMPN3004 or CMPN3605, CMPN3006 or CMPN3606 with a Distinction average., Credit result in MCGY4601, Distinction average in ((CMPN3605 or CMPN3004) and (CMPN3606 or CMPN3006))

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.