CREATING MUSIC WITH COMPUTERS 1B - 2017/8
Module code: CMT1003
Music and Media
THOMPSON B Dr (Music & Med)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 4
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 22
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||COMPOSITION PORTFOLIO AND REFLECTIVE JOURNAL||70%|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
CMT1002 (Creative Music with Computers 1A) is a pre-requisite for this module
This module introduces you to contemporary computer-based compositional repertoire and develops individual compositional practice.
Introduce you to the aesthetical, technical and stylistic basis of a range of contemporary computer-based compositional practice.
Provide you with a basis for developing individual compositional practice.
|Understand the aesthetical, technical and stylistic basis of a range of contemporary computer based compositional repertoire.||KCP|
|Compositionally duplicate the key characteristics of a range of contemporary computer based musical styles||KP|
|Understanding the relationship between theory and practice in creative practice.||KC|
|Conceptualise, develop and realise individual compositional work.||KCP|
|Sustain an effective studio practice regime.||PT|
|Use and access a range of learning resources (including IT) and know how to plan work to meet deadlines||PT|
|Adopt a professional approach to your musical activities whether working individually or with others.||PT|
|Apply given tools and methods accurately and carefully to a well-defined problem and begin to appreciate the complexity of issues in the subject.||CPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
The following is an indication of the likely topics to be covered:
• The aesthetical, technical, and stylistic basis of a range of contemporary computer- based compositional repertoire (e.g. noise, glitch, ambient, plunderphonics, live electronics, turntablism).
• Detailed study of artist case studies exploring the theory/practice dynamic (e.g. Brian Eno, Matthew Herbert, Holly Herndon).
• How to develop individual compositional practice (e.g. artistic intent, contextual awareness, studio methodology, nature of creative process, research and development of ideas).
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Introduce contemporary computer based compositional repertoire and develop individual compositional practice
The learning and teaching methods include:
Guided reading and listening.
Responding to questions in class.
Preparing for and taking part in class tests.
Producing a portfolio of composition tasks.
Producing a portfolio of individual compositional work and accompanying commentary.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate ability in artistic and musical creativity and contextual knowledge.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
A compositional portfolio of discrete compositional briefs and one main independent composition
A reflective journal
An online test
The portfolio typically contains 6 compositional briefs, 1 main compositional piece, and the journal, one entry reflecting on the cultural, historical and stylistic basis of the main composition.
The online test is 40 – 60 minutes in length and covers contextual issues related to aesthetics and cultural historical contextual themes.
Formative assessment and feedback
The portfolio is worked on throughout the semester and is supported in terms of formative assessment and written feedback through individual tutorials, email, and online discussion forums to discuss and explore technical, creative issues, and work in progress.
Reading list for CREATING MUSIC WITH COMPUTERS 1B : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/cmt1003
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.