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MUI1011 Digital Composition

Short Description: Digital Composition
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
ASCED code : 100101 - Music
Grading basis : Graded

Other Requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This course explores the intersection of music technology and composition. Building on students existing knowledge and skills of the fundamentals of music theory and practice, through a mix of guided exercises and projects, students will be introduced to theoretical and practical strategies for creating new musical works inside the digital environment. Students will blend composition and digital music production techniques through the use of computers, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) sequencing, and virtual instrument technology.

This course is designed to help students transition into the study of music at university level. Learning activities are designed to provide students with formative feedback throughout the semester, with early assessment in place to assist in identifying students in need of extra support.

Weekly learning activities and work created as part of assessment in this course will contribute directly to the development of a professional portfolio of creative work, as well as providing students with key practical and technical skills essential to their future employability in the creative arts.

This course assumes students have the ability to operate a computer and navigate a file-system and be able to contribute to the creation of a new musical work.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 11 February 2022