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Composition and Music Technology Major


Offers streams in classical, electronic, film, popular and jazz music, as well as sound art installation.

The ethos of the composition program centres on practical learning through practical experience, performance and collaboration. At every stage, students collaborate on projects in the dance, film, video, electronic arts, gaming and theatre departments. All students study recording, mixing, mastering and online networking, as well as comprehensive composition approaches for the 21st century. The Composer in Residence program provides access to a range of visiting artists from the community, and students are provided with opportunities to engage with industry throughout the course. In addition, all students are involved in the performance of electroacoustic music through the ECUatorial and Aletheia student ensembles, and are encouraged to work with music performance majors for the performance of their works.




Mount Lawley


South West (Bunbury)


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Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS1506Classical Aural 1: Fundamentals of Aural Training10
MUS1504Music Techniques 1: Fundamentals of Music Theory5
MUS1508Music History: Modernism and Postmodernism10
MUS1607Performance Lab 115
MUS1521Genres of Composition10
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS1514Classical Aural 2: Fundamental Principles of Baroque and Classical Music10
MUS1524Music Techniques 2: Fundamental Principles of Baroque and Classical Harmony5
MUS1516Music History: Classical Overview10
MUS1617Performance Lab 215
MUS1615Materials of Composition10
MUS1616Spatial Music10
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS2506Classical Aural 3: Renaissance and Baroque10
MUS2519Music Techniques 3: Renaissance and Baroque5
MUS2608Interactive Music Performance Lab10
MUS2619Sound Recording15
MUS2607Techniques of Composition10
MUS4608Music History: Film & Media10
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS2514Classical Aural 4: Classical and Romantic10
MUS2529Music Techniques 4: Classical and Romantic5
MUS2614Music History: Electronic Music Overview10
MUS2615Structures of Composition10
MUS2616Sound Synthesis Performance Lab10
MUS2618Sound Mixing15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS3506Classical Aural 5: Romantic and Twentieth Century10
MUS3606Composition Seminar20
MUS3607Circuit-Bending Lab10
MUS3608Sound Mastering10
Elective Unitx 110
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS3510Classical Aural 6: Advanced Music Skills10
MUS3611Composition Principal Study 120
MUS3612Networked Music Lab10
MUS3613Sound Production10
Elective Unitx 110
Year 4 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS4506Music Techniques 5: Twentieth Century10
MUS4513Aesthetics and Compositional Practice10
MUS4607Composition Principal Study 220
MUS3513Music History: Australian Music10
Elective Unitx 110
Year 4 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS4511Music Techniques 6: Composition and Arranging10
MUS4611Compositional Professional Practice10
MUS4612Composition Principal Study 320
Elective Unitx 220

Note: Elective units are to be selected from the Classical Elective Unit Bank, or approved by the Unit Set Coordinator.

Possible future job titles

Composer, Performer, Programmer, Producer, Installation Artist, DJ, Film and Media Composer

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