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This course builds on MUSA 221 to further develop the skills of creating and notating contemporary art music for live performance.
MUSA222 aims to further develop and broaden the skills acquired in MUSA221, of creating and notating contemporary arts music for live performance (vocal and instrumental), to assist in the development of more sophisticated knowledge of compositional techniques and procedures, and verbal articulation skills regarding compositional goals, compositional philosophy and methods and approaches to music notation. Students will compile a portfolio of works together with associated drafts, documentation, reflective commentary and philosophical statement. They will also gain an analytical understanding of contrasting works from the contemporary notated composition repertoire.
* Skills and knowledge in the creation of a portfolio of original notated instrumental and vocal works;* Skills in analysis of contemporary notated music;* Commentary on the portfolio and an articulation of personal composition philosophy;* Discipline of writing to fulfil the brief and on-time delivery;* Skill development in goal-setting and planning;* Analytical understanding of the student's own work in relation to the established canon of repertoire;* Skills development in instrumental combinations.
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.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
WORKLOADStudent workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:* 12 hours attending lectures* 18 hours attending composition workshops* 9 hours attending small group tutorials* 21 hours completing analytical exercises* 90 hours drafting and writing (and possibly recording) portfolio content
Reuben de Lautour
Use of TechnologyThis course assumes that you have sufficient information and technology skills to confidently use a computer to access material for your course. Your written work will be handwritten and submitted in class time.You will be required to access our learning management system – LEARN – and to become familiar with its tools. LEARN provides easily-accessible information about the course and assessments, topics and deadlines, and supports the learning you will gain from attending all lectures and tutorials. For help using LEARN, refer to: http://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=2157
The following shows how to translate grades to numerical scores:A+ 90–100; A 85–89; A- 80–84; B+ 75–79; B 70–74; B- 65–69; C+ 60–64; C 55–59; C- 50–54; D 40–49; E 0–39In a course at 100- or 200-level examiners may grant restricted credit (R) which will be equivalent to a pass for all purposes except as a prerequisite.
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.