CUAMCP501 - Compose music using electronic media

Unit code: CUAMCP501 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to compose a range of musical pieces using electronic music equipment and software. It applies to individuals who apply well developed skills in aural perception, harmony and counterpoint, and the use of technology based applications, to create music.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • use electronic media as a creative tool to compose a selection of musical pieces in response to different briefs;
  • discuss compositional requirements and apply well developed aural skills to the compositional process, and;
  • work collaboratively with others involved in creating, playing and evaluating own compositions.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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