University of Technology Sydney

50824 Songwriting and Composition for Context

Requisite(s): 16 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10025 Music and Sound Design Major BMusSoundDes OR 16 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10045 Sound and Music Design Major OR 16 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90225 Core subjects (SMD)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. 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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