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Technology on Stage (10318.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (193857) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQG-CO (190838) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (190837) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQG-CO (183354) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (183353) - View

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The integration of music technology into performance dominates the live music industry. This unit introduces the student to the integration of digital technologies into live performance. The student performer focuses on the use of music technology to aid in and enhance original live performance. This intermediate level unit develops the students creative approach to performance practice, introducing the student to integrated live technology and lighting design. It is the penultimate unit in music performance, further expanding stagecraft, while introducing the use of live backing tracks, samplers, software, MIDI and video to enhance both music and image. This unit is designed to complement Composition: Synthesis and Sampling and Contemporary Musicianship: Harmonic Analysis, which are also technology-focused.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Implement music technology in performance;

2. Use live music software in performance;

3. Justify integrated technologies in performance; and

4. Analyse own performance and the performance of peers.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

5 hours per week.





Assumed Knowledge


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Equivalent Units

9743 Performance: Technology on Stage

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