The Foundations of Music Technology

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Foundations of Music Technology

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Music, Music Technology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    For Spring Semester entry: Suitable for Study Abroad students with existing
    understanding of music notation and basic harmony.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    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

    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

Course Disclaimer

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.


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