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Undergraduate | UNE-MUSI160 | 2024

Digital Music and Media Fundamentals

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Study method
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Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
16 weeks

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Digital Music and Media Fundamentals

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. Use digital technologies to represent music in visual formats (such as musical notation);
    2. Develop technical skills to capture, store, mix, edit, create and share media materials with a basic level of competency using music and media software;
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of common music software applications, mobile and online music creation and sharing technologies; and
    4. Communicate, in professional manner, issues and requirements concerning the deployment and use of music technology.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: Commercial or freeware digital audio workstation and music notation software will be used. The Unit Coordinator will advise students on suitable software choices, but students are responsible for the installation of software on their personal computers or mobile computing devices. Students will be required to have a LinkedIn Learning membership for the duration of the Trimester.
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Diploma in Music

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Diploma in Music Technology

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