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PERFORMING ARTS

PERF-296
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

PERF-296
E01L
PERFORMING ARTS
SUMMER 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Music Composition and Songwriting

This online course is designed for students of all levels who want to try their hand at composing music. Projects cover songwriting, film scoring, video games, commercial branding, classical instrumental music, experimental music, and other genres based on students' interests and levels of proficiency. Students use a variety of software applications as well as live instruments to create, record, and disseminate original works. In addition to composing music following aesthetically principled guidelines, students examine musical works from across the stylistic spectrum in order to understand concepts that cut across musical idioms, such as tension/resolution, text setting, arranging, and musical form. Some musical experience is preferable, but is not required.