Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course examines computer software technology designed to support the teaching and learning of music. Commercial instructional software packages are critically analysed to determine a number of factors which may include the level and usage of musical content, approaches to teaching music, technical functionality, effectiveness at teaching music and structure. Knowledge gained from this study is put into practice when students design their own instructional project within predefined guidelines. The course culminates in students constructing a music software package (or components thereof) and present it as a music teaching and learning resource (Students will be required to have access to specified software in order to complete assessment tasks).


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 3 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a comprehension of instructional approaches utilised in computer software as employed for the instruction of music

2. Demonstrate an awareness of the applications and ramifications of computer aided musical instruction

3. Have an advanced conceptualisation of construction methods as utilised in computer aided instruction software

4. Be able to design a specialised instructional music program

5. Demonstrate the ability to use email, access web-based resources and to participate in electronic discussion groups


Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Electronic musical instructional applications
  • Approaches to instructional software applications
  • Resources used for the delivery and teaching of music electronically
  • Constructional designs of instructional music software

Additional study areas may include the limitations and ramifications of computer aided instruction software.

Assumed knowledge

Students undertaking this course are required to have minimum levels of computer literacy and musical ability as necessary for entry into the Master of Music Technology and Graduate Certificate in Music Technology programs. No additional assumed knowledge is required. (Further details of the levels expected are available from the program convener.)

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 2

Participation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution

Project: Project