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Undergraduate Course: Composition 3 (MUSI10085)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA 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.
Course description The study and practice of creative music composition.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Composition 2 (MUSI08030)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 14.5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 181 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 80 %, Practical Exam 20 %
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%.
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 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.
  2. Demonstrate the development of individual creative skills and musical issues arising from them
  3. Demonstrate core skills of music notation and the preparation of scores and performance materials.
Reading List
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.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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.
KeywordsComposition,Music,Creative music,Compositional studies
Course organiserMr Yati Durant
Tel: (0131 6)50 2427
Course secretaryMiss Carrie Lyall
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
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