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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MUS1003 Module Title: COMPOSITION 1
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU1.COMP
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: GOSS SM Dr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Spring Semester

Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment



Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)


CW1: single line composition






CW2: free composition






Module Overview
This module introduces you to a range of compositional techniques whilst giving you the freedom to employ them in your own, developing style.
None for BMus and BMus (Tonmeister) students
Module Aims

To initiate the development of your compositional style, within the context of practical opportunities offered by the Department.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this module you should be able to:
  • demonstrate some compositional technique above A-level
  • demonstrate the potential for developing an individual style
  • demonstrate the ability to write idiomatically for voices and instruments
  • organise, rehearse and execute performances of your own compositions
Module Content
  • The study of a number of set works and compositional techniques
Methods of Teaching/Learning
  • 10 one-hour lectures in the Spring semester, and individual tutorials as required.
  • Timetabled performance sessions for each of the two coursework pieces
Selected Texts/Journals

A reading list will be given out at the start of the module

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