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Computer Music (9768.1)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Journalism & Creative Writing

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    Syllabus

    This unit introduces students to the fundamental principles of computer music, including arranging and composing in a range of styles from classical to popular. It introduces a range of specific techniques including creating and editing a MIDI file, basic orchestration and audio recording using Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software;

    2. Write and arrange their own music compositions using music software;

    3. Understand how to incorporate General MIDI (GM) melodic and percussive voices;

    4. Record audio in synch with MIDI files; and

    5. Critically reflect on their own creative choices and techniques and those of their peers.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Assumed Knowledge

    Basic skills in computer and internet use.

    Incompatible Units

    None

    Equivalent Units

    None

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