Electronic Music Composition
Area of Study
Music (BA), Music Technology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis subject explores both practical and theoretical aspects of electronic music and teaches students the techniques needed to create electronic music in a wide variety of music styles. The subject introduces concepts including sound synthesis, sampling, signal processing and algorithmic composition. Students learn techniques in recording and editing sound, and the use of digital audio workstation software.Subject objectivesa. Theorise from critical, technical and cultural musical knowledgeb. Apply those theories to creative compositional practice and sound design in their own workc. Apply accrued technical fluency and structure creative ideas in their own creative worksd. Critically reflect on major genres and trends in electronic musice. Relate literature and listening material to inspire and inform creative compositionf. Collaborate with co-workersContribution to the development of graduate attributesThis subject addresses the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes:1. Professional Readiness1.1. Graduates possess a well-developed awareness of culture and professional practice of music and sound in the context of the technological and creative industries1.2. Graduates are able to present, explain and evaluate their own and others? work in independent and collaborative contexts2. Critical and Creative Inquiry2.1. Graduates are reflexive critical thinkers and creative practitioners who are intellectually curious, imaginative and innovative6. Effective Communication6.1. Graduates possess reflective and analytical skills enabling them to synthesise ideas from a diverse range of sources and communicate effectively to different audiences using appropriate media and modesTeaching and learning strategiesClasses will incorporate a range of teaching and learning strategies including short presentations, videos, demonstrations, computer lab sessions, discussion of readings, sound and music examples and student group work. These will be complemented by independent student activities, work-in?progress discussions and presentation of assessment tasks.ContentTopics covered include audio production and sound techniques, signal processing, delay, reverberation, equalisation, compression, mastering, sound synthesis techniques, electronic musical instruments and apps for electronic music production.Minimum requirementsAttendance at tutorials is essential in this subject because important information is only available through the essential workshopping and interchange of ideas with other students and the tutor. An attendance roll will be taken at each class. Students who fail to attend 85% of classes will be refused to have their final assessment marked. (see Rule 3.8).
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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.