MTEC6705

Music and Digital Media

10 Units

This course examines the use of music-related media in a variety of electronic formats (such as audio, MIDI, animations, graphics, video, etc). Students will undertake media research and production tasks to locate, analyse, modify and create material that may be used in musical applications (for example, music video clips). Compilation of this material will culminate in a music project demonstrating the practical application of the media produced.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Creative Arts
Availability Trimester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate the skills required to source and create musical multimedia material
  2. Demonstrate a comprehension of various media manipulation software packages
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the constructional approaches used in music-oriented multimedia presentations (for example, musical-based slideshows)
  4. Demonstrate the ability to combine various forms of digital media into a cohesive form
  5. Demonstrate the ability to use email, access web-based resources and to participate in electronic discussion groups
Content

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Editing music digitally for use in digital media presentations
  • The combination of several types of digital media material into cohesive forms (such as sound and pictures)
  • Editing graphics (such as musical notation)
  • Usage of music and video file formats (such as MIDI, MP3 and MPG files)
  • Web based multimedia resources
  • Timelines and visual synchronisation to music
Assumed Knowledge Students undertaking this course are required to have minimum levels of computer literacy and musical ability as necessary for entry into the Master of Music Technology and Graduate Certificate in Music Technology programs. No additional assumed knowledge is required. (Further details of the levels expected are available from the program convener.)
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Written Assignments
  • Project: Music-Oriented Digital Media Project
  • Project: Music-Related Digital Media Project
  • Participation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Contact Hours
  • Online Activity: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Use of Blackboard discussion forums and email for asynchronous online communication in addition to a synchronous online virtual chat (1 hour) per week.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for MTEC6705

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