MUSA330-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Creative Sound Studio

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

Description

MUSA330 teaches fundamental studio techniques in digital sound creation and manipulation that can be applied in a range of different creative settings: Electronic Music, Soundscape, sound design, remixing, and more. Along the way they become familiar with some of the most significant historic and contemporary artistic trends in the creation of digital music. The culmination of the course is the creation of a portfolio of digital sound-based works: electroacoustic compositions, live electronic performances, EDM remixes, field recordings... or a brand new digital sound genre.

MUSA330 teaches fundamental studio techniques in digital sound creation and manipulation that can be applied in a range of different creative settings: Electronic Music, Soundscape, sound design, remixing, and more. Along the way they become familiar with some of the most significant historic and contemporary artistic trends in the creation of digital music. The culmination of the course is the creation of a portfolio of digital sound-based works: electroacoustic compositions, live electronic performances, EDM remixes, field recordingsā€¦ or a brand new digital sound genre.

Learning Outcomes

  • The ability to create and manipulate sonic material appropriate to their own creative goals
  • Essential sound design skills
  • Knowledge of methods for live electronic music performance
  • An awareness of contemporary trends and practices in digital music making
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Prerequisites

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 -
A3 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Fine Arts 225 Computer Lab
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Fine Arts 225 Computer Lab
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Reuben de Lautour

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Sound Design Exercise 25%
Workshop Performance 25%
Portfolio of Electronic Music 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,884.00

International fee $9,325.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities .

All MUSA330 Occurrences

  • MUSA330-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024