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This course aims to further develop students' skills in creating and notating contemporary art music for live performance (vocal and instrumental), knowledge of compositional techniques and procedures, and verbal articulation skills regarding compositional goals and methods.
Students will set their compositional goals and develop self-reflective critical commentary about their own creative work. Students will compile a portfolio of works together with associated drafts, documentation and reflective commentary. They will also gain an analytical understanding of works from the contemporary notated composition canon.
Students who pass this course will have: Further knowledge and understanding of composition procedures in notated works; Developed analysis and commentary skills relating to contemporary practice; Further developed skills in the articulation of personal composition goals, and writing programme notes for own work; Developed composition style and procedure knowledge derived from analysis of works from contemporary notated composition canon; Refined self-reflective skills regarding the creative process and the development of compositionsand have further developed the following transferable skills: The ability to work in a disciplined and persistent way on an individual project; Peer review skills; The ability to criticise one’s own work.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
MUSA121 and either MUSA100 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:24 hours attending lectures18 hours attending composition workshops12 hours attending tutorials20 hours completing analytical exercises6 hours completing workshop diary70 hours drafting and writing (and possibly recording or realising) portfolio content
Reuben de Lautour
In addition to the assessment in this course you must present at least one of the portfolio works in a composition workshop during semester. This is a compulsory requirement for the course.All assessments are due by 12 pm on the specified dates, submitted via LEARN.
Domestic fee $834.00
International fee $3,600.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts.