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MU2003: COMPOSITION 1 (2014-2015)

Last modified: 30 Jul 2014 10:39


Course Overview

The course is designed to encourage personal artistic expression and to develop in students a range of skills, techniques and understanding to enable them to become effective composers. The course usually consists of two separate composition projects, culminating in the submission of a portfolio of student work. The projects each focus on one genre, such as composing for a percussion ensemble or for voice and students develop a variety of compositional techniques.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Phillip Cooke

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course usually consists of two projects, culminating in the submission of a portfolio of student work. The projects each focus on one genre, such as composing for a percussion ensemble or for voice. Students will work on aleatoric techniques, extended vocal and instrumental techniques, and extended tonalities.

Further Information & Notes

This course is taught across the whole session from week 12 to 44.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (Education)
  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (Music and Communities)

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Portfolio of compositions (100%).

Resit: Students resubmit any composition(s) forming part of the portfolio that have failed.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

The main vehicle for feedback will be the workshops during which student compositions will be performed. Feedback will be given orally, and there will be opportunities for students to participate in the constructive criticism of one another's work. The sessions will be recorded for future use by the external examiners.

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