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A paper in creative music in which students work towards a portfolio of their own compositions under staff supervision.
This fourth-year paper in creative music gives the student an opportunity to grapple with further large-scale pieces of music of particular interest and to work on building a professional portfolio. Students receive individual tuition and are encouraged to choose projects of special interest in consultation with their lecturer.
|Paper title||Composition Portfolio|
|Teaching period||Full Year (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,045.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$16,348.00|
- MUSI 331
- Limited to
- MusB(Hons), PGDipMus
400-level papers are normally available to students enrolled in a MusB(Hons), BA(Hons), PGDip(Mus) and PGDip(Arts) only. If in doubt as to your eligibility to take a 400-level paper, see Peter Adams (email@example.com).
Not all 400-level papers will necessarily be offered in every year. Usually three 20-point, 400-level papers only will be offered - usually MUSI 403, 407 and 442. Students interested in an internship project may be eligible to take HUMS 401 Internship Practicum as a 20-point paper.
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- Teaching staff
- Teaching Arrangements
- All 400-level work is moderated by an examiner external to the University.
- Reference material:
- Leon Dallin. Twentieth Century Composition. Brown Co, Iowa, 1974
- Samuel Adler. The Study of Orchestration. Norton & Co, 2002. Book and CDs. (CDs are available at the AV desk on floor 2 of the library)
- Kurt Stone. Music Notation in the Twentieth Century. A Practical Guidebook. Norton & Co, 1980
- Matthew Nicholl and Richard Grudzinski. Music Notation. Preparing Scores and Parts. Berklee Press, 2007
- Course outline
Please contact the School of Performing Arts (firstname.lastname@example.org) office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy,
Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper
- Students will be able to write music at a professional level, both in terms of creativity and technique
- Music scores must be of a level that could be given to professional performers for a concert
- Works produced should be substantial in terms of form and content
- Students should show originality founded on technical and intellectual competence
- Students will develop an understanding of (and application of) musical styles and genres
- Students will be technologically proficient
- Students will be able to demonstrate clarity of process and communication
- Students will demonstrate an ability to be practical