A paper in creative music that develops skills in the student’s areas of interest.
This paper in creative music allows students from both the Western art music stream and the contemporary music stream to study together and focus on developing the individual's technique and "voice". There is greater freedom to pursue creative projects of the students' own design. There are also significant modules on creating film music, creative response to existing music, and exploration of contemporary approaches to composition - for example, Minimalism.
|Paper title||Composition Projects|
|Teaching period||Full Year (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,282.70|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- MUSI 231 (no longer offered) or MUSI 234 or MUSI 235 (no longer offered)
- Limited to
- MusB, BPA
- More information link
View more information on the School of Performing Arts website
- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Professor Anthony Ritchie
Teaching Staff: Professor Anthony Ritchie
Professor Peter Adams
Dr Madeleine Parkins-Craig
- Teaching Arrangements
One 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week. Two extra tutorials for the film music project.
- 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
- Course outline
Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop the ability to:
- Produce original musical ideas
- Generate new ideas from existing material
- Structure a piece of music coherently
- Write in a practical way for instruments and voices
- Compose for film using appropriate technology
- Produce a recorded version of your composition
- Notate accurately your ideas
- Meet deadlines
- Work with performers and produce instrumental and vocal parts