Composition Principal Study

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Composition Principal Study

CMPN1601 Composition 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Matthew Hindson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hour seminar plus individual tutorials. Corequisites: CMPN1611 Assessment: Portfolio of creative work as directed by the coordinator (90%), attendance and participation (10%)
The development of compositional techniques is integral to the ability to best express musical ideas and material. The focus of this unit is the creative work of students which is developed through the study of a range of compositional topics. Aspects of pitch, rhythm, counterpoint, notation, instrumentation and structure are considered both in the abstract and in relation to a variety of music.
CMPN1602 Composition 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Matthew Hindson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour seminar plus individual tutorials. Prerequisites: CMPN1601 Corequisites: CMPN1612 Assessment: Portfolio of creative work as directed by the coordinator (90%), attendance and participation (10%).
The development of compositional technique is integral to the ability to best express musical ideas and material. The focus of this unit is the creative work of students which is developed through the study of a range of compositional topics. Aspects of pitch, rhythm, counterpoint, notation, instrumentation and structure are considered both in the abstract and in relation to a variety of music.
CMPN2603 Composition 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Matthew Hindson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Individual lessons with seminar Prerequisites: CMPN1602 Assessment: Submission of a portfolio of compositions, preferably with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration a duration between six and ten minutes. (100%).
One to one lessons will be taught by composition staff. It is an expectation that students will show incremental advancement in their ability to handle compositional techniques as they apply to all musical parameters and the blending of them in increasingly sophisticated ways in their progression through Composition 3 to 8.
CMPN2604 Composition 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Matthew Hindson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Individual lessons with seminar Prerequisites: CMPN2603 Assessment: Submission of a portfolio of compositions, preferably with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration a duration between six and ten minutes (100%).
One to one lessons will be taught by composition staff. It is an expectation that students will show incremental advancement in their ability to handle compositional techniques as they apply to all musical parameters and the blending of them in increasingly sophisticated ways in their progression through Composition 3 to 8.
CMPN3605 Composition 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Matthew Hindson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hour seminar or 45 min 1:1 lesson/week Prerequisites: CMPN2604 Assessment: Submission of a portfolio of compositions, preferably with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration a duration between six and ten minutes (100%)
One to one lessons will be taught by composition staff. It is an expectation that students will show incremental advancement in their ability to handle compositional techniques as they apply to all musical parameters and the blending of them in increasingly sophisticated ways in their progression through Composition 3 to 8.
CMPN3606 Composition 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Matthew Hindson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hour seminar or 45 min 1:1 lesson/week Prerequisites: CMPN3605 Assessment: Submission of a portfolio of compositions, preferably with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration a duration between six and ten minutes (100%)
One to one lessons will be taught by composition staff. It is an expectation that students will show incremental advancement in their ability to handle compositional techniques as they apply to all musical parameters and the blending of them in increasingly sophisticated ways as well as increasing scope in their progression through Composition 3 to 8.
CMPN4607 Composition 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Matthew Hindson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hour seminar or 45 min 1:1 lesson/week Prerequisites: CMPN3606 Assessment: Submission of a portfolio of compositions, preferably with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration a duration between eight and twelve minutes (100%)
One to one lessons will be taught by composition staff. It is an expectation that students will show incremental advancement in their ability to handle compositional techniques as they apply to all musical parameters and the blending of them in increasingly sophisticated ways as well as increasing scope in their progression through Composition 3 to 8.
CMPN4608 Composition 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Matthew Hindson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hour seminar or 45 min 1:1 lesson/week Prerequisites: CMPN4607 Assessment: Submission of a portfolio of compositions, preferably with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration a duration between eight and twelve minutes (100%)
One to one lessons will be taught by composition staff. It is an expectation that students will show incremental advancement in their ability to handle compositional techniques as they apply to all musical parameters and the blending of them in increasingly sophisticated ways as well as increasing scope in their progression through Composition 3 to 8.