THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2008/2009
Computer Programming for Music Technology (U01510)
This course introduces the skills necessary for Music Technology students to develop computer programs using modern computer systems. It also introduces fundamental concepts of program construction in a suitable high-level programming language. Students will be specifically introduced to Max/MSP external programming in C.
? Keywords : music computing computer programming
? Pre-requisites : Music Technology 2b
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : 3rd year
? Contact Teaching Time : 3 hour(s) per week for 11 weeks
? Other Required Attendance : 2 hour(s) per week for 1 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
? Additional Class Information : Weekly lectures until Week 11, where Tuesday and Thursday classes are taken as seminars with Music. Weekly tutorials organised by Informatics.
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to make effective use of a modern computer system for organising data, communicating, accessing resources worldwide and problem solving.
- They will know the larger part of a high-level programming language (currently C) and be able to express themselves effectively within that language.
- They will have become familiar with Max/MSP external programming in C and will have demonstrated this in a programming task.
- They will have developed problem solving skills: the ability to analyse a modest-scale computational problem, develop a solution at the level of a high-level program design, and implement that design in a programming language.
- They will understand some of the basic principles underlying the discipline of computer science, and gain an appreciation of alternative approaches to the particular one (based on an imperatie programming language) explored in this course.
Practical work (40%), examination (40%) and programming exercise (20%).
N.B. The assessment will involve a compulsory ten-minute presentation to the examiners by each student, the times for which will be arranged individually and in advance. The presentation is not, however, part of the assessment, rather it takes place merely to expediate access to computer software configurations that are otherwise difficult to document.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Miss Lindsay Hunter
Dr Michael Edwards
Course Website : http://www.music.ed.ac.uk
School Website : http://www.ace.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/