Bachelor of Music (Composition)

The major focus in this degree is the development of composition skills, together with work in electroacoustic music and studies in compositional techniques and analysis. In addition all students take core studies in aural perception, harmony and analysis, and studies in analysis, history and culture.

Core requirements for graduation with a Bachelor of Music (Composition)

Students must successfully complete 192 credit points and reach the minimum levels of achievement in each core area as outlined in the degree resolutions.

Honours Requirements

Students intending to pursue honours in fourth year are required to have completed MCGY4601 Research Methods in Year 3. For other honours requirements, please see the Course Resolutions at the end of this chapter.

Typical enrolment pattern

The following table shows a typical enrolment pattern 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 pattern as closely as possible.

Bachelor of Music (Composition)

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

(H&A + AP)

 6

Music Skills

(H&A + AP)

 6

Music Skills

(H&A + AP)

 6

CMPN2614 Comp Techniques: Tonality & Process

6

CMPN1611 Instrumentation and Orchestration

6

CMPN1612 New Music, New Thinking

6

CMPN2613 Comp Techniques: Number & Process 

6

CMPN1632 Computer Music Fundamentals

6

Ensemble

3

Ensemble

3

CMPN1631 Electroacoustic Music

6

Free Choice

6

CMPN2006 Sound Recording Fundamentals

3

MUED1002 Creative Music Technology  3  

 

 

 

 

24

 

24

 

24

 

24

Semester 5

 

Semester 6

 

Semester 7

 

Semester 8

 

CMPN3605 Composition 5

6

CMPN3606 Composition 6

6

CMPN4607 Composition 7

6

CMPN4608 Composition 8

6

Analysis, history and culture studies (Foundation)

6

Analysis, history and culture studies  (Foundation)

6

Composition Elective or Free Choice

6

Composition Elective or Free Choice

6

CMPN1000 Composition Through Improvisation 1

3

CMPN1003 Composition Through Improvisation 2

3

Composition Elective or Free Choice

6

Composition Elective or Free Choice

6

CMPN3000 Composer Performer Workshop 1

3

Composition Elective or Free Choice

6

Composition Elective or Free Choice

6

Composition Elective or Free Choice 

6 

Composition Elective or Free Choice

6

Composition Elective or Free Choice

       
 

24

 

24

 

24

 

24