Undergraduate Course: Computer Programming for Music Technology (MUSI09001)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||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.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS2)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 16,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Computer Programming for Music Technology||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||3:00|
| -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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Informatics: 2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours each week. Music: 2x2 seminar hours in week 11.
|Keywords||music computing computer programming
|Course organiser||Dr Michael Edwards
Tel: (0131 6)50 2431
|Course secretary||Miss Annabelle Evans
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
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