University of Technology Sydney

50824 Songwriting and Composition for Context

Requisite(s): 16 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10062 80cp Music and Sound Design Major OR 16 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10063 80cp Music and Sound Design Major
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 50834 Audio Production AND 50858 Audio Production


In this subject students explore songwriting techniques for a wide range of musical styles, genres and contexts. Topics covered include lyric writing, melody writing, the relationship between music and text, contemporary song structures and forms, rhythm and storytelling, and the harmonic techniques of songwriting. Theoretical case studies are integrated with critical listening and practical exercises, with students creating original song and instrumental materials to industry-based briefs.

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Spring session, City campus

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