Audiovisual Composition MUSIC5053
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
This course considers the practice of composing in image and sound simultaneously, exploring both fixed media and real time visual processing (using software such as Processing and Jitter).
Weekly 2 hour seminar/workshop, Semester 2 weeks 7-11.
Requirements of Entry
Mandatory Entry Requirements: Standard entry to Masters at College level and entry to the MMus Sonic Arts
Students will create an audiovisual composition of ca. 6-10 minutes duration (80%), potentially including performance, with accompanying critical commentary of ca. 1000 words (20%).
The overall aim of this course is to develop students' understanding and practical skills in audiovisual composition. In particular the course aims to:
■ Examine and conceptualise relationships between sound and image
■ Explore the creative potential of computer-based video and graphics programming environments
■ Consider audiovisual composition as an experimental practice
■ Develop students' technical skills and critical perspectives in creating across audio and visual media
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ realise an audiovisual composition or performance through a process of design and experimentation
■ deploy appropriate technical means to capture or generate sound and visual materials
■ deploy appropriate means to integrate sound and visual media
■ apply critical evaluation and aesthetic judgment across both the audio and visual domains
■ identify and relate key features in their work to relevant concepts, theories or other practice in the field
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.