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 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 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.
Unit set overview
Availability & Campus
JO - JoondalupBU - South WestML - Mount LawleyOL - Online
Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts of composition and music technology, including the definitive musical styles and significant musical and historical events of electronic music, the key composers, composition techniques and recordings of contemporary 21st century music, and the key characteristics of a range of historically significant musical genres.
Successfully communicate knowledge and ideas through composition techniques and concepts in concert with appropriate audio technologies.
Exercise critical thinking and judgement to identify and solve problems during the implementation of compositional theory.
Review, analyse, and synthesise knowledge to recognise and accommodate different musical influences in creative practice.
Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning to create a folio of creative works and develop an appreciation of seminal sound artists, musical works, and performances.
Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem-solving, and decision making to create, market, and promote major composition performances.
Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts to develop original compositions with different structures, features, and forms.
Possible future job titles
Composer, Performer, Programmer, Producer, Installation Artist, DJ, Film and Media Composer
This Major can be studied in the following courses