May 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 180 - Composers Workshop


Units: 1
Weekly workshop that concentrates on a wide range of topics related to music creation. The topics, which include the performance of student works, will be guided both by contemporary concerns and by the interests of the group.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Basic knowledge of music is not required, though encouraged. All kinds of music creation are welcome!
Prerequisites: MUS 111.
Co-requisites: MUS 112, MUS 116, MUS 119.
Repeatability: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 2 units.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. develop a better understanding of what it is to compose music, and its many possible processes. 
  2. recognize the pivotal musical issues that have preoccupied art music composers since the common-practice period and how these issues are translated into new music being created today.
  3. compose music in several distinct styles, demonstrating creativity in using elements of music (pitch, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, timbre, texture, form) for expressive effect




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