Undergraduate Course: Composition 3 (MUSI10085)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||A focus on the creative practice of musical composition through exploration into the technique and creative considerations of writing for a specific compositional idiom and notational concerns. The student's own creative work will be developed in individual tutorials. Students are encouraged to make a rigorous exploration of the horizons of their musical experience and interest.
The study and practice of creative music composition.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Composition 2 (MUSI08030)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least three Music courses at grade B or above in Music Theory (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses. All Visiting students should contact the Course Organiser before enrolling on the course.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 14.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Portfolio submission. Two original and contrasting compositions, to be submitted by end of Semester - worth 80%.
Creative Diary and Class Exercises - worth 20%.
||Students will receive formative feedback throughout the semester in individual tutorials. Class exercises are set by the course lecturer, and these will be discussed during seminars, with verbal feedback from both tutor and fellow students. Summative feedback is provided on submitted portfolios.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the essentials of creative compositional practice and their context. - They will demonstrate the development of individual creative skills and musical issues arising from them. - They will demonstrate core skills of music notation and the preparation of scores and performance materials.
- Demonstrate the development of individual creative skills and musical issues arising from them
- Demonstrate core skills of music notation and the preparation of scores and performance materials.
|Stone, Kurt. Music Notation in the 20th Century. Norton, 1980.|
Varga, Bálint András. Three Questions for Sixty-five Composers. University of Rochester Press, 2011.
Mâche, Francois-Bernard. Music, Myth and Nature. Harwood, 1992.
Whittall, Arnold. Exploring Twentieth Century Music. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||2-hour seminars in Weeks 1,3,5,7,9,11. Thirty minute tutorials in weeks 2,4,6,8,10.
|Keywords||Composition,Music,Creative music,Compositional studies
|Course organiser||Mr Yati Durant
Tel: (0131 6)50 2427
|Course secretary||Miss Carrie Lyall
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422