Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
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Composition 3136/2116/2122/1/72
Study guide

Composition 3

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 3
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Composition within Compostion
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 24 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: 450,00 hours


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


having passed Composition 2.

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 demonstrates broad understanding of the internationally used stylistic standards and independently applies these.
1.4 The student is musically creative.
The student can use modern technology for his or her artistic journey.
The student presents a portfolio in which the acquired learning outcomes are demonstrated using a quantity of works in various genres and settings which has been agreed with the teacher.
The student develops an original musical vision.
The student is motivated by artistic drive.
1.5 The student engages in a musical confrontation with the audience.
The student demonstrates musical maturity and develops this in an independent manner.
2.1 The student masters the musical parameters and structures.
The student further develops his or her mastery of the musical parameters (such as form, rhythm, melodic line, dynamics, articulation).
The student knows the musical parameters in-depth and shows broad harmonic understanding and analytical thinking skills.
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
The student masters techniques relating to Instrumentation/Orchestration.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student can independently apply advanced compositional, instrumentation and orchestration technique and place these within their historical framework.
The student functions in an intercultural and international context.
The student clearly displays a personal stylistic stance which is addressed in his or her portfolio.
4.2 The student possesses the correct tools to carry out research.
The student masters basic research competencies.
4.5 The student works in a methodical way with a problem-solving attitude.
The student demonstrates progress and potential for growth.

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
Preparation of full-fledged final exam program

Study material (text): Mandatory

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

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours420,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

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