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Undergraduate Course: Computer Programming for Music Technology (MUSI09001)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaMusic Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.music.ed.ac.uk Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Creative Music Technology (MUSI08057)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Computer Programming Skills and Concepts (INFR08022)
Other requirements Only available to students on the BMus Music Technology degree programme.
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS2) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Informatics: 2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours each week. Music: 2x2 seminar hours in week 11.
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 149 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 10 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Computer Programming for Music Technology3:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students should become familiar with a large part of the C programming language.
They should have developed the problem-solving and technical skills to analyse small-scale computational problems, and to subsequently design, encode and debug C programs to solve such problems.
They will understand some of the basic principles underlying the discipline of computer science, and gain some appreciation of different styles of programming to the imperative style explored in this course.
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 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.

Assessment Information
Coursework (10%), examination in the December Exam Diet (70%) and seminar presentation (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.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywordsmusic computing computer programming
Contacts
Course organiserDr Michael Edwards
Tel: (0131 6)50 2431
Email: Michael.Edwards@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Brad Herbert
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
Email: brad.herbert@ed.ac.uk
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