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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MCS2002 Module Title: CREATING MUSIC WITH COMPUTERS 2
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU2.CMC
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: SANSOM M Dr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability

Run once, throughout the year

Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
A number of electronic and mixed electroacoustic compositions presented on CD with extensive notes
Module Overview
Pass in Creating Music with Computers 1
Module Aims
  • To further develop understanding of the computer systems and software involved in generating, processing and editing musical material for acoustic, electronic and mixed electroacoustic music.
  • To develop skills in generating musical material, editing and designing sound and producing professional standard notation using various computer hardware and software.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this module you should be able to:
  • Compose a number of extended pieces in various styles using the techniques and software studied during the module
Module Content
Further techniques of electronic and mixed electroacoustic composition and use of most industry standard composing, notation and sequencing software and music hardware.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
  • 20 one-hour workshops in a computer lab and small group tutorials.
  • Demonstration lectures and computer lab tutorial sessions.
Selected Texts/Journals
Miranda, Eduardo, 2001: Composing Music with Computers (Focal Press)
Miranda, Eduardo, 2002: Computer Sound Design (Focal Press)
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