Introduction to music composition

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στη σύνθεση / Introduction to music composition
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600013949

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

Registered students: 89
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses214
Music CompositionCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)214

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
With the successful completion of the course students are in the position to compose small works for one, two or three instruments.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In the course “Introduction to Composition” the students are exposed to the basic composition techniques. In the first six lessons we proceed from one-voice to four-voice composition exercises. The next seven lessons focus on the parameters of rhythm and texture. Since the composition exercises are not abstract but applied to music instruments, the students get to know the instrumental playing techniques. During the course, past and contemporary compositions are analyzed. The composition techniques are examined in reference to matters that concern the creative expression and the aesthetic quest. The course weekly includes 1 hour lecture and 2 hours workshop.
composition, contemporary music
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 Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Artistic Workshop260.9
Written assigments250.8
Artistic creation301
Student Assessment
Α series of works during the semester. Final composition.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
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