Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
campus Desguinlei
Desguinlei 25 - 2018 Antwerpen
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Composition 1132/2116/2122/1/33
Study guide

Composition 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: 21 credits
Co-ordinator: Henderickx Willem
Other teaching staff: Craens Alain, Prengels Steven, Van Camp Bram
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: 360,00 hours


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


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Performance on the entrance exam demonstrates that the student has the appropriate initial competencies. See entrance exams specifications on the website.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.2 The student can make music in various styles.
The student knows the basics of stylistic standards.
The student shows a basic understanding of the internationally used stylistic standards.
1.4 The student is musically creative.
The student presents a portfolio in which the acquired learning outcomes are demonstrated using a quantity of works which has been agreed with the teacher.
2.1 The student masters the musical parameters and structures.
The student is confident with musical parameters (such as form, rhythm, melodic line, dynamics, articulation).
The student knows the musical parameters and gets incentive from the teacher to achieve basic harmonic understanding and analytical thinking skills.
2.2 The student makes progress through independent study.
The student makes independent use of analytical thinking skills.
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
The student is confident with various compositional forms.
The student knows the basics of Instrumentation/Orchestration.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
With coaching from the teacher, the student can apply the basic compositional, instrumentation and orchestration techniques and place these in an historic context.

Course content

Read the vademecum.
Discuss works of the student.
Reference to musical literature
Study of contemporary composition techniques
Study of orchestration
Development of research skills

Study material (text): Mandatory

Students will provide their own software and technological supplies to realize their compositional ambitions.

Study material (text): Recommended


Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours330,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearPortfolio100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodPortfolio100,00