Undergraduate Course: Music 2D: Theory and Practice of Music Technology (MUSI08053)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Using a freely available open-source music programming environment (currently Pure Data aka PD), this course introduces creative software development for making digital music. Focusing on the tools necessary to succeed in a range of MIDI and signal processing applications, students will implement custom systems to realise their musical goals within personal aesthetic frameworks.
The necessary historical and theoretical background will support the students' technological understanding and aid the acquisition of a broad understanding of the issues of current music technology systems.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Good quality headphones would be an advantage.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 x c.2,000 word essay (40%), 1 creative project (60%)
|No Exam Information
| Students will have:
* creative experience of music technology programming;
* a historical understanding of the technological developments that led to contemporary music technology practice;
* an understanding of the principles of and differences between analogue and digital music systems;
* listening experience of historical and current electronic/digital music repertoire;
* a secure grasp of acoustics as it impacts music technology;
* experience of real-time programming for music technology.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||2 x 1 hour lectures per week, plus weekly 1hr tutorials.
Depending on class size there will either be one or two tutorial groups.
|Keywords||Computer Music; Pure Data; PD; Composition;
|Course organiser||Dr Michael Edwards
Tel: (0131 6)50 2431
|Course secretary||Mrs Noureen Ehsan
Tel: (0131 6)50 9179
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