MUS-30040 - Composition 1 (Single Module)
Coordinator: Kelcey Rm Swain
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733147

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Successful completion of one of the following:
MUS-10034, MUT-10003, MUS-20042, MUT-20001, MUT-20002, MUT-20009

Barred Combinations

MUS-30041 Composition 2

Description for 2020/21

This module gives guidance and provides supervision to enable the creation of a small portfolio of compositions by addressing general topics relating to instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic forces and specific compositional interests of individual composers. Students will explore techniques and ideas relating to their own musical language, means of creating and developing musical material and organising their own ideas with respect to considerations of musical form and structure.

To enable students to produce an independent piece of original creative work in consultation with the module tutor;
To develop skills in the handling of extended musical forms and further explore the structural functions of fundamental musical parameters;
To enable students to realise their own compositional ideas.

Intended Learning Outcomes

apply compositional skills that emphasise advanced creative solutions to given artistic challenges: 1
select and plan an independent project in consultation with the module tutor: 1
devise projects underlined by a clear unifying artistic element: 1

Study hours

3 hours of workshop sessions
5 hours of contact time to include seminars, group work and individual supervisions.
80 hours of preparation for the summative assessment
12 hours of preparation for the formative assessment
50 hours of preparation for plenaries, group work and individual tutorials.

School Rules

Music Technology students entering this module through the MUT-10003 Composing With Sound route will carry out compositional projects only in the electroacoustic idiom.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 100%
Portfolio of original compositions
Submission of a portfolio of compositions consisting of at least two contrasting (in terms of forces employed) works. At least one work to be recorded under the direction of the composer and the recording submitted as part of the folio. The total duration of the compositions contained in the portfolio will be around 10 - 12 minutes.