ATS1048 - Creative music technology 1 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Ben Grayson


Mr Ben Grayson

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


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.





The unit develops fundamental skills in creative music technology by requiring students to demonstrate a 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.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. identify the fundamental conventions of computer recording and music programing;
  2. recognise key elements of basic sound synthesis;
  3. recognise key elements of audio signal flow in a studio situation;
  4. program compositions using music technology in the relevant repertoire;
  5. perform competently in a chosen/approved music ensemble;
  6. demonstrate music listening skills through verbal critiques.


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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