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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MCS1001 Module Title: CREATING MUSIC WITH COMPUTERS 1
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU1.CMC
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: SANSOM M Dr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Run once, throughout the year
Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
A number of exercises in electronic and mixed electroacoustic composition
Module Overview
Module Aims

To develop understanding of the computer systems and software involved in generating, processing and editing musical material for acoustic, electronic and mixed electroacoustic music.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module you should be able to compose short pieces in a number of styles using the various techniques and software studied during the module

Module Content
Techniques of electronic and mixed electroacoustic composition and introductory tutorials on a number of composing, notation and sequencing programs
Methods of Teaching/Learning

10 one-hour lecture/workshops in a computer lab plus small group tutorials
Demonstration lectures and computer lab tutorial sessions

Selected Texts/Journals
Eno, Brian, 1996: A Year with Swollen Appendices: the Diary of Brian Eno (London: Faber & Faber)
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