MUSI235 Contemporary Composition

Note: This information is for 2014, and may have been updated since the Guide to Enrolment was printed.

Title Contemporary Composition
Code MUSI235
Subject Music
Points 18 points
Teaching Period(s) Full year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZ$) 931.80
International Tuition Fees (NZ$) 3,748.50


Songwriting and commercial composition including music for advertising, film and other commercial briefs.

Prerequisites: MUSI 101 & 132 & 135

Schedule C: Arts and Music

Course Information

(whole year, every year) 0.15 EFTS 18 points

While composers in the popular music industry are predominantly preoccupied with songwriting, there are other avenues, both creative and financial, which they can pursue. This could include anything from jingles, to music for film or television, to writing a musical for a local high school. This paper develops songwriting skills learned in MUSI 135 but also introduces the concept of commercial composition, or writing to a given brief.

Prerequisites: MUSI 101, MUSI 135

Assessment: 100% internal


Location Dunedin
Lecture Tue, Thu : 11:00-11:50

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