Site Navigation

MUSC9003 - Electronic Composition Project

Title:Electronic Composition Project
Long Title:Electronic Composition Project
Module Code:MUSC9003
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 30
NFQ Level:Expert
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2020/21 ( January 2021 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: HUGH MC CARTHY
Module Description: Composition of (a) piece(s), equivalent in value to Masters Dissertation. To be of 20 minutes in duration and accompanied with the appropriate documentation. The documentation should include discussion on influences, tools utilised and critical analysis of the piece(s), thus contextualising the piece(s).
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Create an electronic music composition that demonstrates an individual musical personality and engages with the audience at a cognitive and aesthetic level, through performance of the work.
LO2 Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of, and a creative facility for, the use and application of a variety of software packages and hardware relevant to electronic music composition.
LO3 Contextualise his/her place within a larger musical & historical context.
LO4 Demonstrate a wide-ranging knowledge of techniques from other fields of learning that can inform and enhance his/her work.
LO5 Clearly and succinctly evaluate other works in the field and apply insights gained to their own compostions.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Research and Composition Project
Research of existing corpus of electronic compositions; Discovery and exploration of compositional techniques and vocabularies; Composition of Work.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Report on related works and research into the field 2,4,5 40.0 Sem End
Presentation Presentation of the Work 1 50.0 Sem End
Oral Examination/Interview Discussion based on the Work 3,4,5 10.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Expert guidance of project development 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent research, composition and documentation 41.0 Every Week 41.00
Total Hours 42.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 42.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Trevor Wishart 1996, On Sonic Art, 1st Ed., Routledge [ISBN: ISBN 371865847X]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUTE_9 Master of Arts in Music and Technology 3 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork

Tel: 021-4326100     Fax: 021-4545343
Email: help@cit.edu.ie