Details for Write song lyrics

Can anyone write lyrics? Should lyrics not be judged because they are personal expressions of the lyricists thoughts and feelings? or should lyrics be rigorously assessed for their doctrinal accuracy and relevance? Lyric-writing CAN be taught. This unit looks at both the underlying questions of why lyrics exist, as well as the very practical ways in which writers can hone their thoughts and ideas into powerful and profound song words.

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  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CUAMCP312
  • Credit points: 9

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Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

Module Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to write song lyrics. An understanding of musical styles and song structures is essential, along with knowledge of how copyright and royalties apply to songwriters.


Module Application

It applies to individuals who apply their understanding of musical styles, song structures, copyright and royalties to song writing. They may work alone, or in collaboration with others, and write lyrics for music which has already been composed or as the basis for music compositions.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.