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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music


Mr Ben Grayson



  • First semester 2016 (Day)



The unit draws together students from various levels of musical experience at pre-tertiary level and consolidates fundamental skills in creative music technology. Students develop technical skills by completing tasks that demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of computers, synthesizers and audio recording equipment in a studio setting. Students also begin to formalise conceptual ideas concerning the use of music technology and music programming this prepares them for the next unit in the sequence, ATS1049 Creative music technology 2.


Upon completion of the unit, students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate the fundamental conventions of computer recording and music programing;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic sound synthesis;
  3. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of audio signal flow in a studio situation;
  4. Demonstrate musicianship through composition and music programming;
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant repertoire and music technology genres through programming compositions.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


This unit is only available to students enrolled in a Bachelor of Music single or double degree - Creative music technology or Ethnomusicology and musicology specialisations.