Composition I

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Composition I

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Music repertory from the 20th and 21st centuries; focus on formal layout, harmony, rhythm and melody; instrumentation; Sibelius software programme

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    -write non-diatonic chords in 4 and 5 parts.
    -incorporate changing time signatures within a continuous pattern.
    -transcribe a piece of music on to the notation programme Sibelius.
    -construct a consistent compositon in 20th century musical language of 2-3 minutes duration.

    Teaching & Learning methods:
    24 lecture hours

    Continuous Assessment detail(s): Total Marks 100%. Assessment: Three assignments 50% and 3-minute composition 50%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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