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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MUS3007 Module Title: COMPOSITION A
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU3.COMPA20
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: GOSS SM Dr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability

Run once, throughout the year

Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
A portfolio comprising:
  • three or more original compositions.
  • a recording of at least one of the works (CD format preferred).
You will attend a viva voce examination, on the folio, towards the end of the Spring Semester.
The assessment is based principally on the compositions themselves, but account will also be taken of presentation of the folio, including practical matters and manuscript techniques. The CD recording is not part of the assessment; rather it provides proof of practical collaboration. The criteria for judgement of the compositions will be musicality, originality, creativity, enterprise, practicality, and versatility, to a greater extent than required at Level HE2.
Module Overview
Pass in Level HE2 Composition. Permission of the Programme Director.
Module Aims
To prepare and present a folio of original compositions
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this module you should be able to:
  • demonstrate an enhanced individual style
  • demonstrate useful compositional skills and technique
  • demonstrate further experience in interacting with performers of your music.
Module Content
The composition of three or more contrasted works, the nature of each being open to you but subject to the agreement of either tutor.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Tutorial supervision. Occasional plenary seminars. Participation in a choice of available workshops and concerts (these include, amongst others, the day with Gemini in the Autumn semester, which leads to the David Lovatt Prize; the Weekend Workshop with the Department of Dance Studies, in January; and the Joyce Dixey Concert, later in the Spring semester.
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