MUSA122-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Notated Composition 1B

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


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 attend lectures and composition workshops, and small-group tutorials.

Learning Outcomes

Students who pass this course will have
*  further developed knowledge and understanding of composition procedures in notated exercises and 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 their own work;
*  developed composition style and procedure knowledge derived from analysis of works from contemporary notated composition repertoire;
*  refined self-reflective skills regarding the creative process and the development of each work.

University Graduate Attributes

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.


MUSI 127

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Fine Arts 209 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Fine Arts 122 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Fine Arts 122 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:30 - 17:00 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Reuben de Lautour


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Pitch class/Barless music and melody revisited 30%
Aspects of New Notation assignment 25%
Polytonality assignment 25%
Workshop Diary 20%

Indicative Fees

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.

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