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MU2529: COMPOSITION II: REALISATIONS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19


Course Overview

This ten-week course will introduce compositional skills that are of importance to contemporary composers. These important skills are grouped into five key instrumental areas: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Strings and Electronics. Students will learn these skills and techniques and assimilate them very quickly, being assessed on two pieces of compositional work over the half-session.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr John De Simone

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

Composition II: Realisations is a skill-based course encouraging students from a low experience level to compose and to engage with varied contemporary music and techniques. This ten-week course will introduce compositional skills that are of importance to contemporary composers. These important skills are grouped into five key instrumental areas: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Strings and Electronics. Students will learn these skills and techniques and assimilate them very quickly, being assessed on two pieces of compositional work over the half-session. The teaching format is 5 one-hour group lectures on key topics (woodwind, brass, percussion, strings and electronics) followed by 10 one-hour half-group tutorials unpacking lecture materials – these will alternate between input and student feedback sessions.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

An original composition for 2-4 instruments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 31 Feedback Weeks 33

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Extensive written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualCreatedemonstrate a degree of individuality in composition
FactualRememberdemonstrate knowledge and understanding of various compositional approaches and methods, particularly contemporary practices and idioms
FactualUnderstanddisplay awareness of the musical, structural and technical aspects of the compositional process
ProceduralAnalyseapply methods of aural and written analysis to the process of composition
ProceduralApplycommunicate an applied knowledge and understanding of the techniques and aesthetic processes involved in creating music
ProceduralApplybe able to use notation effectively (where appropriate) with performer
ProceduralApplydemonstrate communication skills by translating the music from composer to performer
ReflectionCreatedemonstrate critical thinking at all times and to be aware of their place in contemporary music making
ReflectionEvaluatedemonstrate ability to take on board advice and suggestions from peer group composers through discussion and sharing of work

An original composition for 2-4 instruments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 41 Feedback Weeks 43

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualCreatedemonstrate a degree of individuality in composition
FactualRememberdemonstrate knowledge and understanding of various compositional approaches and methods, particularly contemporary practices and idioms
FactualUnderstanddisplay awareness of the musical, structural and technical aspects of the compositional process
ProceduralAnalyseapply methods of aural and written analysis to the process of composition
ProceduralApplybe able to use notation effectively (where appropriate) with performer
ProceduralApplydemonstrate communication skills by translating the music from composer to performer
ProceduralApplycommunicate an applied knowledge and understanding of the techniques and aesthetic processes involved in creating music
ReflectionCreatedemonstrate critical thinking at all times and to be aware of their place in contemporary music making
ReflectionEvaluatedemonstrate ability to take on board advice and suggestions from peer group composers through discussion and sharing of work

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Composition Portfolio

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstanddisplay awareness of the musical, structural and technical aspects of the compositional process
ConceptualCreatedemonstrate a degree of individuality in composition
ReflectionCreatedemonstrate critical thinking at all times and to be aware of their place in contemporary music making
ReflectionEvaluatedemonstrate ability to take on board advice and suggestions from peer group composers through discussion and sharing of work
ProceduralApplydemonstrate communication skills by translating the music from composer to performer
FactualRememberdemonstrate knowledge and understanding of various compositional approaches and methods, particularly contemporary practices and idioms
ProceduralApplybe able to use notation effectively (where appropriate) with performer
ProceduralApplycommunicate an applied knowledge and understanding of the techniques and aesthetic processes involved in creating music
ProceduralAnalyseapply methods of aural and written analysis to the process of composition

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