Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course encourages students to develop new ways of creating within the context of interactivity, music, sound synthesis and visualisation. It cultivates creativity by exploring the generation and processing of music and sound through software and hardware programming. Students investigate current and emerging forms of interactivity in the digital domain through virtual and tactile interfaces.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MUSI2706. Students who have successfully completed MUSI2706 are not eligible to enrol in MUSI3501.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Reflect on visual and auditory data representations

2. Generate new sounds through interactive synthesis

3. Demonstrate techniques for sound visualisation

4. Develop an interactive sound plugin

5. Collaborate effectively as a member of a team


  • Interactive Sound Synthesis
  • Sound Visualisation
  • Creating Interactive Sound Plugins
  • Creating computer-based interactivity
  • Human Computer Interfaces (HCI)
  • Collaborating through virtual and haptic interfaces


This course replaces MUSI2706. If you have successfully completed MUSI2706 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

MUSI1705, MUSI2705

Assessment items

Practical Demonstration: Interactive Sound Synthesis 30%

Practical Demonstration: Sound Visualisation 30%

Professional Task: Interactive Sound Plugin Creation 40%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 7

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.