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This subject guides students in developing practices of musical composition. Students explore compositional philosophy and technique through directed listening and score reading, and through creating a folio of original music (scores and recordings). Assessment also includes a concert presentation of their music in collaboration with their peers.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- develop a compositional approach appropriate to their creative goals;
- communicate with performers through carefully presented music notation;
- work confidently with the basic materials of musical composition—pitch, rhythm, texture, timbre and form;
- apply idiomatic instrumental possibilities in composing for soloists and small chamber groupings;
- work collaboratively with performers on the presentation of their music;
- identify recent developments in musical composition, both aesthetic and technical;
- reflect on their own compositional development.
On completion of this subject students should have developed:
- the ability to think laterally in relation to concepts and problem-solving;
- the ability to communicate in an abstract medium;
- the ability to take initial creative ideas through to completion, including publication, public presentation and promotion.
Last updated: 31 January 2024