Bachelor of Music (Composition)

The Bachelor of Music (Composition) degree is for creative artists and future leaders in the art music tradition. The degree provides sustained advancement of compositional craft and the development of a creative voice via individual lessons, studies in compositional techniques and analysis, acquisition of music technology skills, practical workshop and performance experiences, music theory and aural training, historical and cultural studies as well as project-based learning opportunities.

Core requirements

To qualify for the award of the pass degree, students must successfully complete 192 credit points and reach the minimum levels of achievement in each core area as set out in the resolutions and table below.

Honours requirements

Students intending to pursue honours in fourth year are required to have completed MCGY4601 Research Methods in Year 3. See honours requirements in the Bachelor of Music rules.

Area of Study

Credit Points

To qualify for the award of pass degree, the following minimum levels of achievement must be reached

Principal Study

36

CMPN3506 Composition 6

Composition

36

CMPN1611 Instrumentation & Orchestration;
CMPN2613 Comp Techniques: Number & Process;
CMPN2614 Comp Techniques: Tonality & Process;
CMPN1612 New Music New Thinking
6 cps in Digital Techniques units;
6 cps in Composition Studies electives

Performance

3

3 cps in Ensemble units

Music Skills

27

24 cps in Music Skills units;
3 cps in Music Technology units

Analysis, History and Culture Studies
(AHCS)

24

MCGY1030 This is Music;
12 cps in AHCS Foundation units;
6 cps in AHCS electives

Year 4 Project

36

Project 1A -2A;
12 cps in project related electives

Electives

30

Free choice

Indicative enrolment pathway

The following table shows the minimum levels of achievement and a typical enrolment pathway with the appropriate credit points. The course structure in the first two years is designed to develop composition skills, providing flexibility and opportunity for students to further develop their own interests in the last two years of the degree. It is recommended that students undertake the first four semesters of this enrolment pathway as closely as possible.

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Semester 3

 

Semester 4

 

CMPN1601 Composition 1

6

CMPN1602 Composition 2

6

CMPN2603 Composition 3

6

CMPN2604  Composition 4

6

Music Skills

6

Music Skills

6

Music Skills

6

Music Skills

6

CMPN1611 Instrumentation & Orchestration

6

MUED1002 Creative Music Technology

OR

CMPN2006 Sound Recording Fundamentals

3

CMPN2613 Comp Techniques: Number & Process

6

CMPN2614 Comp Techniques: Tonality & Process

6

MCGY1030 This is Music

6

CMPN1612 New Music New Thinking

6

AHCS Foundation

OR

CMPN1631 Electroacoustic Music

6

CMPN1632 Computer Music Fundamentals OR

AHCS Foundation

6

 

 

Ensemble

3

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

24

 

24

 

24

Semester 5

 

Semester 6

 

Semester 7

 

Semester 8

 

CMPN3605 Composition 5

6

CMPN3606 Composition 6

6

Project 1A

12

Project 2A

12

AHCS elective

6

Composition elective

6

Project related electives

6

Project related electives

6

Composition elective

6

AHCS foundation

6

Free Choice

6

Free Choice

6

Free Choice

6

Free Choice

6

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

24

 

24

 

24