Interactive Composition

Interactive Composition at the Conservatorium encourages initiative, entrepreneurship and creative skills in a contemporary music context.

Wally Gunn received a Bachelor of Music Performance (Composition) with Honours degree in 2006.

Study Interactive Composition at the Conservatorium

We focus on commercially driven cross-art modes of composition which may include writing music for events, film, television, animation, theatre, music theatre, dance, pop song, advertising, video gaming, online, installation art and sound design.

Our composers create new artistic work in group environments and embrace the theoretical and practical study of the harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and formal structures and process of contemporary music.

What is Interactive Composition?

Alternatively, if you are interested in developing an original compositional voice, visit our Composition discipline page.

Interactive Composition courses

I always saw music as a hobby, then one day I thought: if this is the thing I want to do forever, why not learn everything I can about it in a structured environment, with like-minded people, being taught by professionals and have access to amazing equipment and gear (that I can’t afford)?

Jessie Warren
Bachelor of Music, specialisation in Interactive Composition
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News

Meet Monica Lim, Master of Music (Research) in Interactive Composition student

22 April 2021
Monica Lim’s practice investigates the composition of sound through movement. Her electromagnetic piano, created in collaboration with composer and lecturer David Shea f...

Nigel Westlake wins University of Melbourne Albert H Maggs Award for Composition

23 November 2020
The University of Melbourne last week decided the 2020 winner of the Albert H Maggs Composition Award as Nigel Westlake for his piece, Sacred Sky....

Words Seemed Unnecessary: the VCA's David Sequeira and Isolation Improvisation Collective make artful music

17 November 2020
Patrick Telfer, founder of the Isolation Improvisation Collective, and visual artist and lecturer at the University of Melbourne David Sequeira release a new collaborative wor...