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 2016/17, 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)
||1.Practical Exam (70%) - held in the December Examination diet.
Computer-based 3 hour examination.
Administered by Informatics
2. Coursework (30%)
a. Formative coursework assignments cover areas from across the syllabus. One of the coursework assignments will be for Summative assessment: due mid-semester (10%)
Administered by Informatics
b. Max/MSP External Objects Assessed Assignment (20%)
Administered by Music
||Formative assessment will be used to provide feedback and guidance to students and will take the form of exercise sheets, practical programming exercises and coursework assignments, covering areas from across the syllabus. The goal will be to lead the students to become independent programmers.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Computer Programming for Music Technology||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- You will become familiar with a large part of the C programming language.
- You will develop 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.
- You 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.
- You will become familiar with Max/MSP external programming in C and will have demonstrated this in a programming task.
- You 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.
|Loy, Gareth, Musimathics: The Mathematical Foundations of Music, MIT Press 2006|
Volume I: Musical Elements
Volume II: Musical Signals
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Informatics: 2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours each week.
Music: 2 x 2 seminar hours in week 11.
|Keywords||music computing computer programming
|Course organiser||Dr Michael Edwards
Tel: (0131 6)50 2431
|Course secretary||Miss Carrie Lyall
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
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