Sonic Arts: Interacting with Sound (MA/BMus) MUSIC2023
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
This course explores the nature of sound and our interaction with it as an aesthetic and culturally significant material. The course takes a practice-based approach, focusing on creative recording and manipulation of sound, critical listening, and building and using interactive computer-based tools.
10 one hour seminars each semester; 6 lectures and 4 Tutorials as scheduled on MyCampus.
Requirements of Entry
A grade of D or above in 40 credits of Level 1 Music courses. Places may be limited for students wishing to take this as an option due to available lab space.
Sonic Arts: Interacting with Sound, MUSIC2022
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Two equally-weighted assignments challenging students to engage technically, creatively and critically with sonic arts practice:
1. acousmatic composition of ca. 5 minutes (40%) with accompanying critical commentary of ca. 1000 words (10%) (semester 1)
2. interactive audio project of ca. 5 minutes (40%) with accompanying critical commentary of ca. 1000 words (10%) (semester 2)
Main Assessment In: April/May
This course will provide the opportunity to:
■ develop students' awareness of sound as an aesthetic and culturally significant material through creative practice
■ develop students' understanding of creative recording, programming interactive systems and other electroacoustic techniques
■ engage students in listening critically to a wide variety of sonic materials
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ undertake technically proficient sound recording and sound manipulation in pursuit of creative goals
■ use a variety of computer based tools for creating and interacting with sound
■ apply their technical knowledge creatively and analytically to produce sonically rich and well-contextualised musical outputs
■ display evidence of problem-solving in realising sound works
■ demonstrate aural acuity through sonic practice
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.