Music and the Internet

10 Units

Through a directed study of the Internet (and associated electronic technologies) students will develop an understanding of specific applications of internet-based music technology. Topics may include (but are not limited to) wave audio files, MP3 and MP4 files, Real Audio, Beatnik, iTunes, iPods, streaming audio (and their related software players), electronic print music, promotion and distribution services for musical goods using e-technologies. The course culminates with students demonstrating their knowledge of the topic by the development of internet-related content pertaining to the music industry.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Creative Industries
Availability Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate the skills required for the creation of Internet content with an appropriate musical orientation
  2. Demonstrate proficiency at sourcing and distributing music over the Internet
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of music-related e-commerce procedures on the web
  4. Demonstrate advanced expertise of Internet navigation, searching and downloading of musical material
  5. Demonstrate the ability to use the Internet as a communications medium for on-line discussion, email and as an information resource

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Distributing music over the web
  • Methods for storing music digitally
  • Live musical performance broadcasts
  • Web content authoring
  • Logistics of multimedia material
  • Music E-commerce activities
  • Creating music files for use on the web

Additional study areas may include promotional activities and collaborative composition.

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
  • Report: Report
  • Project: Project
  • Participation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution

Contact Hours


Online Activity

Online 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

Course Materials
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Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for MTEC6707
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