Details for Write Songs

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MUS205
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton

Awards offering Write Songs

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Analyse contemporary songs;
  2. Construct appropriate lyrical content for the chosen genre;
  3. Choose relevant harmonic and melodic structures for the chosen genre;
  4. Write and record songs;
  5. Manipulate song elements to maximize the intent and impact of songs

Subject Content

  • Introduction to writing songs
  • Analysing songs
  • The ‘blank page’ method and Couplets
  • Rhyming & Rhythmic schemes
  • Storytelling, Word pictures, and other poetic techniques
  • Song structures
  • Theology
  • Melody
  • Harmony
  • Arranging and Recording
  • Revising songs and Collaboration
  • Copyright, Licencing and Assigning

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive 
  • Extensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Songs Analysis (30%)
  • Write and Record Songs (50%)
  • Revise Songs Based on Feedback (20%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided