Undergraduate | UNE-MUSI160 | 2024
Digital Music and Media Fundamentals
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- 26 Feb 2024,
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- 16 weeks
Digital Music and Media Fundamentals
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Use digital technologies to represent music in visual formats (such as musical notation);
- Develop technical skills to capture, store, mix, edit, create and share media materials with a basic level of competency using music and media software;
- Demonstrate knowledge of common music software applications, mobile and online music creation and sharing technologies; and
- Communicate, in professional manner, issues and requirements concerning the deployment and use of music technology.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects moodle site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In a rapidly changing digital world, the technology used to create and consume music is constantly evolving and it is essential that musicians are fluent with it.
This subject introduces you to current digital music and media technologies required for music creation, production and dissemination. You will become familiar with prevalent media formats including audio, midi and video formats and will develop basic skills with commonly used music software environments.
You will examine digital forms of representation of music, develop skills in audio capturing and editing, examine sound production on mobile devices and explore online music creation, collaboration and sharing spaces. You will develop an appreciation for the creative role of music technology in music creation.
Assessment 1: Audio Assessment: 1250 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2-4;
Assessment 2: MIDI Assignment: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 3-4;
Assessment 3: Online Quiz: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 3-4;
Assessment 4: Notation Assignment: 1250 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4.
- Audio Assignment - 1250 words (25%)
- MIDI Assignment -1500 words (30%)
- Two quizzes worth 10% each - 1000 words (20%)
- Notation Assignment - 1250 words (25%)
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- 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: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware. 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.
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