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
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, 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%)
||Students will receive oral feedback on their progress in tutorials, and written feedback on the assessed essay and creative project. Feedback will be provided via the electronic submission system, and is provided within 15 working days, or in time to be useful in your next assignment on that course, whichever is sooner.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- have creative experience of music technology programming and in particular real-time programming for the creation of new music
- have a historical understanding of the technological developments that led to contemporary music technology practice
- have an understanding of the principles of and differences between analogue and digital music systems
- have listening experience of historical and current electronic/digital music repertoire
- have a secure grasp of acoustics as it impacts music technology
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||2 x 1 hour lectures per week, plus weekly 1hr tutorials.
|Keywords||Computer Music; Pure Data; PD; Composition;
|Course organiser||Dr Tom Mudd
Tel: (0131 6)50 2808
|Course secretary||Miss Carrie Lyall
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422