Composition Studies

Subject tables

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Composition Studies

CMPN1000
Composition Through Improvisation 1
3      Semester 1
CMPN1003
Composition Through Improvisation 2
3    P CMPN1000
Semester 2
CMPN1010
Vocal Composition Workshop
3    A Sight singing; basic choral skills required; familiarity with music notation and music notation software.
Semester 2
CMPN1331
Concepts of Music Through Composition 1
6      Semester 1
CMPN1332
Concepts of Music Through Composition 2
6    P CMPN1331
Semester 2
CMPN1611
Instrumentation and Orchestration
6      Semester 1
CMPN1612
New Music, New Thinking
6      Semester 2
CMPN2320
Music Notation and Publishing
6      Semester 1
CMPN2613
Comp Techniques: Number and Process
6    P CMPN1612


Strong music theory and notation skills are essential in this unit of study
Semester 1
CMPN2614
Comp Techniques: Tonality and Process
6    P CMPN2613 or CMPN2011


Strong music theory and notation skills are essential in this unit of study
Semester 2
CMPN3635
Writing Music for the Moving Image
6    P MUED1002 or MUSC2653 or MUED4002
Semester 1
Composer Performer Workshop
CMPN3000
Composer Performer Workshop 1
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
CMPN3001
Composer Performer Workshop 2
3    P CMPN3000
Semester 1
Semester 2
CMPN4000
Composer Performer Workshop 3
3    P CMPN3001
Semester 1
Semester 2
CMPN4001
Composer Performer Workshop 4
3    P CMPN4000
Semester 1
Semester 2
Digital Music
CMPN1220
Foundations of Digital Music and Media
6      Semester 1
CMPN1221
Digital Composition 1
6    P (MUED1002 or MUSC2653) and CMPN1220
Semester 2
CMPN1631
Electroacoustic Music
6    A Proficiency in the usage of any industry standard DAW and attendant sound transformation and diffusion software.
P MUED1002 or MUSC2653
Semester 1
CMPN1632
Computer Music Fundamentals
6    P MUED1002 or MUSC2653


Students who don't have the prerequisite, but have prior computer programming experience can apply to the Coordinator for permission to enrol.
Semester 2
CMPN2006
Sound Recording Fundamentals
3   

Jazz students should have completed Jazz Performance 6 before enroling in this unit of study.
Semester 1
CMPN2007
Sound Recording Advanced
3    A Proficiency in an industry standard DAW and the ability to understand basic microphone and recording techniques.
P CMPN2006
Semester 2
CMPN3635
Writing Music for the Moving Image
6    P MUED1002 or MUSC2653 or MUED4002
Semester 1
MUED1002
Creative Music Technology
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC2653
Introduction to Digital Music Techniques
6    P 18 Junior credit points
N MUSC2053


An ability to read music at a basic level and an understanding of fundamental musical terminology is an advantage in this unit of study.
Semester 1