Music Digital Editing

Course code MUSI2706Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course investigates the editing of musical material in the digital domain. Using specialised computer software, students will acquire technical aptitude as they creatively edit (and arrange) music media files (such as audio) in an intelligent and artistic manner. These skills can be used to enhance existing musical material as well as to assist in the production of new creative works.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctSemester 2
ObjectivesBy the end of this course, student will be expected to:

1.0 Demonstrate a high level of competency using digital editing software
1.1 Be familiar with configuring digital editing software (and associated hardware devices)
1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of various digital editing practices (including importing, conversion and exporting)
1.3 Attain an advanced understanding of the function and characteristics of various of digital media file formats
1.4 Demonstrate creative digital editing skills (which may include digital audio, video and/or MIDI material)
1.5 Effectively synchronise and arrange digital media files in an effective and creative manner
1.6 Comprehend the application of music digital editing as applicable to "real world" applications
ContentTopics covered may include (but are not limited to):

- Media file formats
- Importing and exporting files
- File format conversion
- Compression techniques
- File management and logistics issues
- Editing techniques (cuts, splits, crossfades, etc)
- Digital theory
- Rhythmic issues
- Pitch correction
- Multitrack techniques
- Digital mixdown techniques
- Synchronisation between digital media files

Topics may be added/removed to keep abreast of the latest technological advancements.
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge- It is assumed that the student will possess the skills to effectively operate a computer at an elementary level
- It is assumed that the student will possess a certain level of aural and creative ability (as pertaining to the field of music)
- The ability to read music notation or play a musical instrument is not a requirement of this course
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assignment 1: Practical Task (technical and creative) using music digital editing software - 30%
Other: (please specify)Assignment 2: Practical Task (technical and creative) using music digital editing software - 30%
Other: (please specify)Assignment 3: Practical Task (technical and creative) using music digital editing software - 40%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MUSI2706