The Foundations of Music Technology
Area of Study
Music (BA), Music Technology
Taught In English
For Spring Semester entry: Suitable for Study Abroad students with existing
understanding of music notation and basic harmony.
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module introduces students to essential musicianship skills for the music
technologist. It is intended to develop students? understanding of theoretical topics in
music through a combination of theory and applied learning. Students will examine,
through aural, written and computer-based tasks, the fundamentals of acoustics, music
theory and critical listening, including the ways in which melody, harmony, rhythm, form
and audio production techniques are used in a variety of different musical genres.
Through lectures and practical tasks, including listening and analysis exercises, MIDI
sequencing, composition, songwriting and arrangement, students will acquire the vital
knowledge and skills required to analyse and critique a wide range of music.
Lectures and seminars covering music theory and critical listening skills for music
Lectures and seminars. Suitable for Study Abroad students with existing understanding of
music notation and basic harmony.
Teaching: Lectures and seminars, including computer-based work
STUDY OPTION 1:
Short coursework assignments will be set throughout the year, and a selection of these
will be submitted for formal assessment.
? A class test
STUDY OPTION 2 OR STUDY OPTION 3: alternative assessment
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.