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Musical Performance - Composition 3 15 credits

Musikalisk gestaltning - Komposition 3
Second cycle, H7016G
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Musical Performance
Subject group (SCB)
Operatic Stagecraft and Characterization
Main field of study
Musical Performance

Entry requirements

Approved admission test for Master Programme in Music Performance, Specialisation: Composition, as well as knowledge equivalent to the course Musical Performance - Composition 2 (H7014G).

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
This course is a continuation of Music Performance - Composition 1 and aims for continued development of the set goals.

The Master’s programme in music performance focuses on four interacting perspectives, all of which aim to put one’s own music performance in a context: 
· Interpretation 
· Analysis 
· Tradition/Innovation 
· The public interaction

After completing the course, the student shall:
- demonstrate deepened knowledge and ability to work as a composer in different interdisciplinary interactions that challenge his or her own and others’ creativity.
- show that he/she has developed his/her own artistic integrity through critical examination of music as a form of expression, its traditions and values.
- demonstrate deepened knowledge and understanding of musical, technical and methodical aspects of composition

The student will get to work with free composition, exercises concerning form, time, tone, harmonic, rhythmic and dynamic development.
The course will also contain analyses of contemporary and classical composition techniques, artistic and conceptual starting points. In addition, the student will deepen his or her learning by leading analysis seminars, workshops, etc. him- or herself. With regard to the artistic work, this will be similar to the professional composer’s work to the furthest possible extent with regard to cooperation with musicians, ensembles, choirs, film-makers, choreographers, etc. 

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
In consultation with the supervisor, the student sets up the content of the studies with regard to specialisation and projects. Supervision is provided individually and in groups. Parts of the studies are also comprised of seminars and lectures.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Every teaching session constitutes an examining presentation of assigned tasks.
The examination of the course takes place in a level test (final presentation).
The tasks presented in the respective presentation and time frame are determined by the teacher and student together based on his/her individual planning.

For the grade of Pass (Godkänd), it is expected that the student has carried out and presented the assigned tasks, all in such a way that the intended course learning outcomes are fulfilled.

For the grade of Pass with credit (Väl godkänd), it is expected that the student has fulfilled all requirements for the grade of Pass, and in addition, demonstrated a skill and originality that exceeds what is required for the grade of Pass.

Fredrik Högberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Study resources and course literature are specified by the instructing teacher and comprised of composition literature from the earliest repertoire to music by contemporary composers. The students are expected to acquire suitable editions in consultation with the instructing teacher.

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Continous ExaminationU G#10.00MandatoryA21
0004Final ExaminationU G VG *5.00MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Patrik Häggqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education 13 Feb 2015

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 16 Jun 2021