Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
campus Desguinlei
Desguinlei 25 - 2018 Antwerpen
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Composition 2134/2116/2122/1/04
Study guide

Composition 2

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 2
    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.


having passed Composition 1.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.2 The student can make music in various styles.
The student further extends his knowledge of stylistic standards.
The student applies various compositional forms.
The student shows an advanced understanding of the internationally used stylistic standards and applies these.
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 knows the musical parameters and shows an incentive to achieve a more broad harmonic understanding and analytical thinking skills.
The student further explores the musical parameters (such as form, rhythm, melodic line, dynamics, articulation).
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
The student knows the rules relating to Instrumentation/Orchestration.
The student explores aspects of Instrumentation/Orchestration.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
With limited coaching from the teacher, the student can apply the standard 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