Undergraduate | UNE-MUSI208 | 2024
Composition Structure and Instrumentation
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 16 weeks
- 26 Feb 2024
About this subject
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- understand and apply music notation conventions to music composition exercises;
- analyse musical instrumentation in relation to solo and ensemble techniques;
- demonstrate and apply knowledge of the creative techniques and technical limitations of orchestral instruments to Western musical composition; and
- conceive and execute original compositions which demonstrate the satisfactory application of intermediate level instrumentation techniques.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
The foundations of traditional Western art music can be heard in many contemporary forms as well as extending into a diverse and thriving new music concert culture. This subject introduces you to the principles of Western art music composition and instrumentation. Teachers will assume that you already have a working understanding of the basics of music notation. You will investigate the technical and creative possibilities and limitations of the Western orchestral instrument families through creative and analytical tasks. You will learn different approaches to compositional structure and form, and complete a folio of original work demonstrating knowledge of fundamentals relating to scoring style, execution, and detail.
Assessment 1: Solo Composition folio. 1250 words (equivalent). Related to Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4;
Assessment 2: Analytical exercises. 1000 words (equivalent). Related to Learning Outcomes 2, 3;
Assessment 3: Ensemble Composition. It is mandatory to pass this assessment in order to pass the unit. 2000 words (equivalent). Related to Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4;
Online Quizzes: Two quizzes worth 5% each. 300 words (equivalent). Related to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3.
- Solo Composition Folio (30%)
- Ensemble Composition (40%)
- Analytical Exercises (20%)
- Online Quizzes - Two quizzes worth 5% each. (10%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UNE-MUS-DIP-2024 - Diploma in Music
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - This unit assumes a working understanding and practical application of the rudiments of music and music notation. Students require appropriate music notation software such as Sibelius (version 7 or higher) Musescore, or Finale. It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. Please refer students to link for requirements: For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees