Bachelor of Music (Composition)

Core requirements

To qualify for the award of the pass degree in the Composition stream, a candidate must successully complete 192 credit points comprising:

(i) 48 credit points of Principal Study units of study;

(ii) 27 credit points of Music Skills units of study, including 3 credit points of Music Technology;

(iii) 24 credit points of Music Analysis, History and Culture Studies units of study;

(iv) 3 credit points of Performance units of study;

(v) 36 credit points of Composition discipline units of study as set out in the table below;

(vi) 12 credit points of Final Year Projects units of study;

(vii) 42 credit points of elective units of study comprised of:

(a) a minor from Table S and/or

(b) up to 12 credit points from Table O; and/or

(c) elective units from Table A; and/or

(d) elective units from Table S

 

Minimum levels of achievement

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

48 cps Composition 1-8

Composition Studies

36

6 cps CMPN1611 Instrumentation and Orchestration;

6 cps CMPN1612 New Music, New Thinking;

6 cps CMPN2613 Comp Techniques: Number and Process;

6 cps CMPN2614 Comp Techniques: Tonality and Process;

6 cps Electroacoustic Music OR Computer Music Fundamentals;

6 cps in Composition Studies electives

Performance

3

3 cps in Performance or Ensemble units

Music Skills

27

24 cps Harmony and Analysis 1-4; Aural Perception 1-4;

3 cps in Creative Music Technology orSound Recording Fundamentals

Analysis, History and Culture Studies
(AHCS)

24

6 cps MCGY1030 This is Music;

12 cps in AHCS Foundation units;

6 cps in AHCS Elective units

4th Year Project

12

12 cps in Music Project units

Electives

42

Free choice

 

Standard enrolment pattern

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

CMPN1013 Creative Music Technology or CMPN1014

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

*CMPN2631 Electroacoustic Music or AHCS Foundation unit

6

*CMPN2632 Computer Music Fundamentals OR AHCS Foundation unit

6

 

 

Performance or Ensemble

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

AHCS Foundation units

6

AHCS elective unit

6

SCMP4601 Music Specialist Project 1 or ICPU

6

SCMP4602 Music Specialist Project 2 or ICPU

6

Composition studies

6

Free Choice

12

Free Choice

12

Free Choice

12

Free Choice

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

24

 

24

 

24

 

*CMPN2631 or CMPN2632 must be completed.