Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Composition 4137/3084/2324/1/06
Study guide

Composition 4

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Composition within Music
  • Master of Arts in Music
    • Composition
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    • Composition
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 21 credits
Co-ordinator: Van Camp Bram
Other teaching staff: Coppens Mathias, Craens Alain, Prengels Steven
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 630,00 hours


previously registered for Composition 3.

Educational organisation (text)

- individual lessons
- group lessons

Supplemented by a selection from:
- participation in master classes, lectures and lecture recitals
- participation in projects organized by the institution
- concert attendance

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.2 The student masters the internationally used stylistic performance practice standards.
The student demonstrates a broad understanding of the internationally-demanded standards and is able to apply these independently.
1.4 The student makes music in an artistic project in a creative manner.
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) in various genres and settings.
2.1 The student has thoroughly mastered musical parameters and structures.
The student thoroughly masters musical parameters and displays mature harmonic understanding and analytical thinking-skills.
2.5m The student is aware of the technical and technological developments within his or her discipline.
The student can use contemporary technology for his or her artistic trajectory.
The student can position him- or herself in an intercultural and international context.
The student clearly demonstrates a personal stylistic stance which shows itself in his or her portfolio.
4.2 The student has acquired a critical and inquiring attitude.
The student masters elementary research competencies.

Course content

Read the Vademecum.
* Review of the student's works
* Reference to music literature
* Study of contemporary compositional 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

- Specialized journals & professional literature
- Websites related to the specialist literature and research in the field

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis60,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours570,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodePortfolio100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodPortfolio100,00