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Music Language 3: Modern Directions (MUSI30046)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville) and On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMUSI30046
Southbank, Parkville
Southbank, Parkville
Summer Term - On Campus
Semester 2 - On Campus
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides an overview of the principal compositional styles and techniques found in twentieth-century Western music.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a working knowledge of the principal 20th-century techniques;
  • understand and articulate the historical context in which they emerged;
  • compose short pieces using these techniques;
  • appreciate the skills and challenges of the compositional process.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have the ability to:


  • absorb and analyse models and replicate them;
  • connect modes of communication with contexts in which they arise.

Last updated: 1 May 2019