Introduction to Digital Music Making

Course code MUSI1060
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course is an open elective for students from all programs across the University excluding the excluding the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Music, and related programs. It utilises standard computer hardware and commonly available computer software applications (freely downloadable from the internet).

Availability

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. A basic understanding of fundamental music concepts

2. Practical experience working with non-notational methods of music editing and arrangement

3. Musical creativity through technology (software)

4. Self-expression through the arrangement of sound

5. Technical skills in digital music editing

6. An appreciation of a range of musical styles

Content

Course content may include (but is not limited to):

  • Fundamental music concepts (eg. rhythm, structure, etc).
  • Basic music arrangement skills.
  • Aural perceptivity.
  • Graphical representation of music.
  • Creative approaches to music editing.
  • Music software terminology.
  • Working with audio loops.
  • Sampling technology.
  • Basic digital audio editing skills.
  • Balancing/mixing levels.
  • Remixing concepts.

Course content will be continually updated to keep up with advances in technology.

Requisites

This course is not available to students in the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts programs.

Assessment Items

Project: Assessment 1

Project: Assessment 2

Project: Assessment 3

Contact Hours

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Email Discussion Group: includes asynchronous communication activities such as discussion forums, etc

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self Directed Learning: Students are expected to review course materials and exercises in the online environment for two hours per week.