Introduction to Digital Music Making

Course code MUSI1060Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

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. The course is delivered entirely online. It utilises standard computer hardware and commonly available computer software applications (freely downloadable from the internet).

Available in 2014

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will demonstrate:

- a basic understanding of fundamental music concepts.
- practical experience working with non-notational methods of music editing and arrangement.
- musical creativity through technology (software).
- self-expression through the arrangement of sound.
- technical skills in digital music editing.
- an appreciation of a range of musical styles.
ContentCourse 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.
Replacing Course(s)nil
Transitionnil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNo assumed knowledge is required
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Projects(30% of total grade)
Students will arrange audio samples/loops to form a new piece of music with the emphasis placed on structure/layering. (Software used for this task will be specified during the semester.)
Projects(30% of total grade)
Students will arrange audio samples/loops to form a new piece of music with the emphasis placed on rhythmic division. (Software used for this task will be specified during the semester.)
Projects(40% of total grade)
Students will develop a piece of music which will incorporate the development and manipulation of melodic material. (Software used for this task will be specified during the semester.)
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents enrolled in the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Music programs are not permitted to enrol in this course.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MUSI1060