Composition Core Units

Subject tables

The following list of units of study make up the core requirements (apart from Principal Study) for all the undergraduate programs. Many of these units of study can also be taken as electives.

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

Composition

Compositional Techniques and Analysis

CMPN1611
Instrumentation and Orchestration
6      Semester 1
CMPN1612
New Music, New Thinking
6    P CMPN1611
Semester 2
CMPN2613
Comp Techniques: Number and Process
6    P CMPN1612
N CMPN2011


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
N CMPN2012


Strong music theory and notation skills are essential in this unit of study
Semester 2

Composition Through Improvisation

CMPN1000
Composition Through Improvisation 1
3      Semester 1
CMPN1003
Composition Through Improvisation 2
3    P CMPN1000
Semester 2
CMPN2000
Performance for Composers: Percussion 1
3      Semester 1
CMPN2001
Performance for Composers: Percussion 2
3    P CMPN2000
Semester 2

Electroacoustic and Computer Music

CMPN1631
Electroacoustic Music
6    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
CMPN2633
Computer Music Advanced
6    P CMPN1632

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CMPN3634
Interactive Media & Sound Installations
6    P CMPN1632
Semester 2