Compositional techniques of 20th century music I

Course Information
TitleΤεχνικές σύνθεσης της μουσικής του 20ού αιώνα Ι / Compositional techniques of 20th century music I
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013946

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 11
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses535
Music CompositionCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)535

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
This course will assist students in meeting these standards: —Demonstrate an understanding of theoretic compositional models that have been developed during the first half of the twentieth century, as well as the historical necessities behind their development —Demonstrate an understanding of the compositional problems composers have been faced with during the first half of the twentieth century and the solutions which have been proposed and applied. —Demonstrate the ability to make critical judgments about the various compositional techniques using correct terminology. —Demonstrate the ability to discern by ear aesthetic trends, styles and compositional techniques of the first half of the twentieth century
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course investigates the compositional techniques during the first half of the twentieth century. Taking the crisis of functional tonality as a starting point, we examine chromatic practices in tonal music—including exotic scales, non-triadic chords, etc—of the late nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. Then, the course proceeds to the examination of the development of the compositional techniques of the serial and non-serial atonality, ultimately leading to integral serialism.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment311.0
Written assigments501.7
Student Assessment
Student evaluation is based on following criteria: Final written assignemnt = 45% Drop-the-needle test = 40 Attendance and participation = 15% Criteria for the evaluation of the Final Written Assignment: The assignment is 10-12 typed pages (2500-3000 words). Please, use following formatting: Typeface = Times New Roman 12 pt Line Spacing = double space The subject of the assignment should be agreed between the student and the instructor. There are following options: Research assignment on a topic relevant to the course Analysis of a work Critical synopsis of a book or dissertation The assignment should entail An introductory paragraph presenting the main point/s of focus Main part, where you discuss the subject matter using supporting materials and examples that prove your thesis. Final paragraph, where you present a summary of your assignment and conclusions. The evaluation of the assignment is based on following criteria: Focus on the subject = 20% Supporting material = 25% Organization = 25% Grammar, Syntax, Vocabulary and Spelling = 10% Interest in Reading = 10% Bibliographic references = 10%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις διδάσκοντος, προτεινόμενη αρθρογραφία, παρτιτούρες
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