Music BMus

Sonic Arts: Interactive Audiovisual Media MUSIC4085

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course explores the combination of sound and image through creative practice. It considers audio-visual relationships and their technological mediation, and enables students to build on skills and insights in the field of digital creativity to create interactive audio-visual projects.


10x 1hr seminars; 6x 1hr lectures and 4x 1hr tutorials over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.  This one of the Honours options in Music which may not run every year. The options that are running this session are available on MyCampus.

Excluded Courses

Sonic Arts: Sound and Image (MUSIC4054)

Sonic Arts: Sound and Image (MUSIC4055)


Interactive audio-visual project - 80%

Critical commentary of (1000 words) - 20%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ develop students' understanding of the interaction and interactivities of sound, technology and moving image

■ develop students' skills in using technology in the pursuit of individual aesthetic goals

■ engage students in applying critical and analytical thinking to their own creative practice

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ undertake technically proficient creation of sonic and visual material

■ use computer based tools for developing interactive sonic and visual materials

■ apply their knowledge and skills creatively and analytically to produce rich and detailed audiovisual works

■ use creative processes to investigate relationships between technology, sound and image in an interactive context

■ apply creative and technical thinking appropriate at Honours level

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.