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MU1052: COMPOSITION AND THEORY (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

This course develops technical skills, allowing for development in personal compositional work, extending musical studies through hands-on working in a variety of compositional styles. It introduces students to composition and ensures that all music students have a sound knowledge of music theory. Rudiments are taught through the medium of composition. The foundations of good voice leading are laid through the study of counterpoint. Non BMus students registering for this course would need to have advanced musical literacy skills.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Frauke Jurgensen

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

None.

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course develops technical skills, allowing for development in personal compositional work, extending musical studies through hands-on working in a variety of compositional styles. It introduces students to composition and ensures that all music students have a sound knowledge of music theory. Rudiments are taught through the medium of composition. The foundations of good voice leading are laid through the study of counterpoint.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Portfolio of compositions (66%); theory examination (34%).

Resit: Students resit the failed elements of the assessment(s).

Formative Assessment

Students will be assessed formatively throughout the course by means of short in-course assignments as well as being monitored on a regular basis by teaching staff.

Feedback

Students will receive oral feedback following the in-course assignments and written feedback following the submission of coursework.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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