Composition, Minor (0067)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0067

Previous Code: SM1015.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Please note: this minor is available only to students enrolled in programs 1659 Bachelor of Music, 1738 Bachelor of Music (Dean's Scholars) and 1841 Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative Industries.

Composition develops the creative voice of the composer as distinctive within industry contexts and eclectic in its skill basis and cultural/genre engagement. It does this through developing creative voice awareness, wide contemporary notated composition skills, orchestration and songwriting abilities, as well as improvisation techniques, intercultural awareness, interdisciplinary readiness and collaborative abilities. Collaborative skills are developed including: composer-performer interactivity skills, and songwriting/composition collaborative abilities (lyricists, visual media, dance). Other skills developed include: industry-style pitching abilities, studio sound recording, and screen media production skills. Reflective-practice writing skills are honed to identify and resource creativity, including personal creative voice, with intercultural and global, Australian indigenous, and sustainability hybridities.


Campus Mode Advice
Penrith Campus Internal

Minor Structure

Students must complete four subjects as follows.

Subject Title Credit Points
PERF 2004Composition and Creativity10
PERF 3023Songwriting and Composer Collaborations10
PERF 3022Screen Media Composition10
PERF 2023The Composer-Performer10
Total Credit Points40

Equivalent Subjects    

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this minor for students who passed these subjects in 2017 or earlier.

PERF 2015 Music Composition: Concepts and Creativity, replaced PERF 2004 Composition and Creativity
PERF 3010 Music Composition: Text and Visual Interactions, replaced by PERF 3023 Songwriting and Composer Collaborations
PERF 3024 Sound Composition for Screen Media, replaced by PERF 3022 Screen Media Composition