Composition Principal Study

Composition Principal Study

CMPN1601 Composition 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Stanhope 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%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students should own a professional music notation program (e.g. Sibelius, Finale, Dorico).
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.
Textbooks
Gould, Elaine "Behind Bars" Faber Music.
CMPN1602 Composition 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damian Barbeler 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%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students should own a professional music notation program (e.g. Sibelius, Finale, Dorico).
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. Building on foundations established in Composition 1, Composition 2 further extends creative strategies via the investigation of more experimental music techniques.
Textbooks
Gould, Elaine "Behind Bars" Faber Music.
CMPN2603 Composition 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damien Ricketson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Individual lessons (45mins), weekly seminar and supplementary classes/intensives Prerequisites: CMPN1602 Assessment: Submission of a portfolio of compositions, preferably with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration between 6-12 minutes (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students should own a professional music notation program (e.g. Sibelius, Finale, Dorico) and a DAW (e.g. Audacity, GarageBand, Logic, ProTools, Ableton).
Principal Study Composition supports the sustained development of compositional craft and creative voice through the preparation of composition(s) to be submitted at the end of each semester. Via one to one lessons, attendance at weekly seminars and participation in special projects, students are expected to progressively advance through Composition 3 to 8. By the conclusion of the program they will have demonstrated a very high level of compositional ability, research capacity and notation/production skills. One semester in 2nd year will be focussed on instrumental composition and the other on electroacoustic composition.
CMPN2604 Composition 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damien Ricketson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Individual lessons (45min), weekly seminar and supplementary classes/intensives Prerequisites: CMPN2603 Assessment: Submission of a portfolio of compositions, preferably with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration between 6-12 minutes. (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students should own a professional music notation program (e.g. Sibelius, Finale, Dorico) and a DAW (e.g. Audacity, GarageBand, Logic, ProTools, Ableton).
Principal Study Composition supports the sustained development of compositional craft and creative voice through the preparation of composition(s) to be submitted at the end of each semester. Via one to one lessons, attendance at weekly seminars and participation in special projects, students are expected to progressively advance through Composition 3 to 8. By the conclusion of the program they will have demonstrated a very high level of compositional ability, research capacity and notation/production skills. One semester in 2nd year will be focussed on instrumental composition and the other on electroacoustic composition.
CMPN3605 Composition 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damien Ricketson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Individual 45 minute and seminar/group classes Prerequisites: CMPN2604 Assessment: Submission of a portfolio of compositions, preferably with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration between 6-12 minutes (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Principal Study Composition supports the sustained development of compositional craft and creative voice through the preparation of composition(s) to be submitted at the end of each semester. Via one to one lessons, attendance at weekly seminars and participation in special projects, students are expected to progressively advance through Composition 3 to 8. By the conclusion of the program they will have demonstrated a very high level of compositional ability, research capacity and notation/production skills
CMPN3606 Composition 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damien Ricketson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Individual 45 minute lesson and seminar/group classes Prerequisites: CMPN3605 Assessment: Submission of a portfolio of compositions, preferably with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration between 6-12 minutes (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Principal Study Composition supports the sustained development of compositional craft and creative voice through the preparation of composition(s) to be submitted at the end of each semester. Via one to one lessons, attendance at weekly seminars and participation in special projects, students are expected to progressively advance through Composition 3 to 8. By the conclusion of the program they will have demonstrated a very high level of compositional ability, research capacity and notation/production skills
CMPN4607 Composition 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damien Ricketson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Individual lessons (45min), weekly seminar and supplementary classes/intensives Prerequisites: CMPN3606 Assessment: Submission of a portfolio of compositions, preferably with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration between 6-12 minutes (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students should own a professional music notation program (e.g. Sibelius, Finale, Dorico) and a DAW (e.g. Audacity, GarageBand, Logic, ProTools, Ableton).
Principal Study Composition supports the sustained development of compositional craft and creative voice through the preparation of composition(s) to be submitted at the end of each semester. Via one to one lessons, attendance at weekly seminars and participation in special projects, students are expected to progressively advance through Composition 3 to 8. By the conclusion of the program they will have demonstrated a very high level of compositional ability, research capacity and notation/production skills.
CMPN4608 Composition 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damien Ricketson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Individual lessons (45min), weekly seminar and supplementary classes/intensives Prerequisites: CMPN4607 Assessment: Submission of a portfolio of compositions, preferably with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration between 6-12 minutes (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students should own a professional music notation program (e.g. Sibelius, Finale, Dorico) and a DAW (e.g. Audacity, GarageBand, Logic, ProTools, Ableton).
Principal Study Composition supports the sustained development of compositional craft and creative voice through the preparation of composition(s) to be submitted at the end of each semester. Via one to one lessons, attendance at weekly seminars and participation in special projects, students are expected to progressively advance through Composition 3 to 8. By the conclusion of the program they will have demonstrated a very high level of compositional ability, research capacity and notation/production skills.