Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
campus Desguinlei
Desguinlei 25 - 2018 Antwerpen
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Harmony and Counterpoint - major 1363/2116/2122/1/30
Study guide

Harmony and Counterpoint - major 1

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 1
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Composition within Compostion
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 credits
Co-ordinator: Craens Alain
Other teaching staff: Thomas Peter, Vervloet Willy
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 180,00 hours


This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.2 The student can make music in various styles.
The student develops from a stylistic point of view in terms of harmony (Classicism) and counterpoint (Baroque).
1.4 The student is musically creative.
The student is capable of processing harmony and counterpoint in a creative way in written exercises: HARMONY - the study of chords up to and including dominant seventh chords in root position, ornaments with related modulations, harmonising from a sopran
2.1 The student masters the musical parameters and structures.
The student acquires knowledge and understanding of, and can apply, triads and their inversions, chord progressions, cadences, simple modulations, simple ornaments (passing notes, auxiliary notes) in the upper voice and the fluent writing of melodies.
2.2 The student makes progress through independent study.
The student eliminates specific shortcomings and deficiences by means of the individual assignments and the systematic completion of exercises.
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
The student develops musical understanding of a score by writing simple harmony and counterpoint him- or herself.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours150,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment80,00
Academic yearPortfolio20,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment100,00