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Music Technology

Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Music Technology units

Music Technology core requirements apply to students undertaking the following courses. Specific requirements are listed in the relevant enrolment pattern.
(a) BMusic (Composition for Creative Industries program)
(b) BMusic (Digital Music and Media program)
(c) Diploma of Music (Composition for Creative Industries program)
(d) Diploma of Music (Digital Music and Media program)
(e) BMusic (Performance) in Drum set principal study and Non-Western principal study
(f) BMusic/BAdvanced Studies (Performance) in Drum set principal study and Non-Western principal study.
Music Technology units are also available as electives in all BMusic and Diploma of Music courses.
Creative Music Technology
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
Sound Recording Fundamentals
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
Sound Recording Advanced
3    A Proficiency in an industry standard DAW and the ability to understand basic microphone and recording techniques.
P CMPN2006 or CMPN1014
Semester 2
Electroacoustic Music
6    A Proficiency in the usage of any industry standard DAW and attendant sound transformation and diffusion software.
P MUED1002 or CMPN1013 or MUSC2653
Semester 1
Computer Music Fundamentals
6    P MUED1002 or CMPN1013 or MUSC2653
Semester 2
Interactive Media and Sound Installations
6    P CMPN1013 or MUSC2653

The unit makes use of interactive programming techniques and other technical skills taught in CMPN2631/2632. Enrolling concurrently in one of these subjects alongside CMPN3634 is recommended.
Semester 2
Writing Music for the Moving Image
6    P MUED1002 or CMPN1013 or MUSC2653 or MUED4002
Semester 1
Live Electronic Music Performance
6    A Students enrolling in this Unit of Study are expected to have previous experience with music technology, including recording and music creation software. Students will be expected to perform.
P (CMPN1013 or MUSC2653) and (CMPN1631 or CMPN1632)
Semester 1
Introduction to Digital Music Techniques

An ability to read music at a basic level and an understanding of fundamental musical terminology is an advantage in this unit of study.
Semester 1
Advanced Digital Music Techniques
6    P MUSC2653 or CMPN1013
Semester 2