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MUSC9002 - Computer Music 2

Title:Computer Music 2
Long Title:Computer Music 2
Module Code:MUSC9002
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Expert
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: HUGH MC CARTHY
Module Description: Computer Music 2 is partly Seminar-based, bringing practitioners from the field of Computer Music to discuss and display their skills in the various sub-sections of the discipline.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the different types of electronic music.
LO2 Use several packages and tools to create Electro-acoustic pieces.
LO3 Scrutinise and discuss the use of electronic music throughout society.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Radiophony, Electro-acoustic Art Music, Dance Music, DJ Music, Internet-based Audio, Signal Processing. These may vary in topic.
Audio composition combined with mixed media.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Discussion on a selected topic of electronic music. (By agreement with the module lecturer, this assessment may incorporate as one of its elements an initial exploratory Literature Review for the music & technology research project to be carried out in module MUSC8004, Music & Technology Research.) 1,3 35.0 Week 10
Project Audio Composition 1 1,2 25.0 Week 5
Project Audio Composition 2 1,2 40.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Guest Lectures 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Lab Software for Electro-acoustic Composition 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 9.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • The Wire 2002, Undercurrents: The Hidden Wiring of Modern Music, edited by Rob Young, Bloomsbury Academic [ISBN: 9780826464507]
  • Christoph Cox, Daniel Warner (Eds.) 2004, Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music, Continuum [ISBN: 9780826416155]
  • Larry Sider (Ed.) 2003, Soundscape: The School of Sound Lectures 1998-2001, Wallflower Press [ISBN: 1903364590]
  • Brandon LaBelle 2015, Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art, 2nd revised Ed., Bloomsbury Academic [ISBN: 1628923520]
  • Robin Beauchamp 2013, Designing Sound for Animation, 2nd Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 0240824989]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUTE_9 Master of Arts in Music and Technology 2 Mandatory
CR_GMUST_9 Master of Science in Music and Technology 2 Mandatory

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