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Composition Structure and Instrumentation

Undergraduate | UNE-MUSI208 | 2024

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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Composition Structure and Instrumentation

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. understand and apply music notation conventions to music composition exercises;
    2. analyse musical instrumentation in relation to solo and ensemble techniques;
    3. demonstrate and apply knowledge of the creative techniques and technical limitations of orchestral instruments to Western musical composition; and
    4. conceive and execute original compositions which demonstrate the satisfactory application of intermediate level instrumentation techniques.

Entry requirements

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

Additional requirements

  • 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:

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
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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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Diploma in Music

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