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MU3015: COMPOSITION 3 (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course will build on knowledge and techiques studied and assimilated in earlier composition modules in order to create substantial, original new creations. Students will be required to assimilate new techniques and work them into their own emerging musical language for the assessment procedures. Students will be required to regularly critique existing works using these techniques and this will form part of the formative assessments.​

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Phillip Cooke

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
  • One of Bachelor of Music or Bachelor Of Music With Honours (Community Music) or Bachelor of Music with Honours (Music and Communities) or Bachelor of Music with Honours (Education)

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

This two semester course will carry on the compositional trajectory begun in the first year with 'Introduction to Contemporary Composition' and build on the developments espoused in Composition I & II in the second year. It will look at key works from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and look in detail at the techniques used. Students will be required to assimilate these techniques and work them into their own emerging musical language for the assessment procedures. Students will be required to regularly critique existing works using these techniques and this will form part of the formative assessments. Key works may include some of the following: Variations for Orchestra (Schoenberg); Quartet for the End of Time (Messiaen); String Quartet No. 2 (Carter); String Quartet (LutosÅ‚awski); Image, Reflection, Shadow (Maxwell Davies); Three Pieces in Old Style (Górecki) and Kiss on Wood (MacMillan).

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

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 12, 14 - 18, 25 - 29, 31 - 34, 38

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

Composing a work utilising techniques from the second semester

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Learning Outcomes
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Composing a work utilising techniques from the first semester

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Oral feedback on work in composition lectures and tutorials. Written feedback on portfolio. Constant feedback on listening on a weekly basis. Students can obtain face to face feedback on compositions from course-coordinator during Office Hours.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Re-submission of failed elements

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Course Learning Outcomes

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