CREATING MUSIC WITH COMPUTERS 2B - 2017/8

Module code: CMT2003

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

THOMPSON B Dr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

15

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

W390

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 128

Lecture Hours: 22

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ESSAY AND PRESENTATION 30%
Coursework COMPOSITION PORTFOLIO 70%

Alternative Assessment

None

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

CMT2002 (Creating Music with Computers 2A) is a pre-requisite for this module

Module overview

This module deepens your knowledge of specific contemporary computer-based compositional repertoire, develops your individual compositional practice, and enriches your understanding of the aesthetic, technical and theoretical concerns of contemporary computer-based music.

Module aims

 Deepen your knowledge of 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.

Advance your understanding of production skills.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Communicate understanding of various aesthetic, technical and stylistic concerns related to contemporary computer-based composition. KCP
 Compose works to a high standard in a range of contemporary computer-based musical styles. KP
 Establish a meaningfully productive relationship between technical skill and creative practice. KP
Demonstrate high-level production skills in computer-based creative practice. KP
Sustain an effective studio-practice regime. PT
Adopt a professional approach to your musical activities whether working individually or with others.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

The following is an indication of the likely topics to be covered:


Readings and discussions related to contemporary computer-based composition
An in-depth investigation of a range of contemporary  computer-based composition styles, include technical, stylistic and aesthetic concerns (microsound, soundscape, lowercase, harsh-noise,  acousmatic,  live electronics,  remixing,  etc.)
Case studies of prominent artists with regard to their aesthetic, technical and stylistic contributions
Guidance on compositional and creative practice

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to create a series of lectures and workshops presenting aesthetic, technical and stylistis topics to depend students' knowledge of contemporary computer-based composition repertoire and practice.

The learning and teaching methods include:


Lectures
Tutorials
Workshops
Guided reading and listening
Responding to questions in class
Producing a portfolio of individual compositional work and accompanying commentary
Student presentation of book review on contemporary practice

Assessment Strategy

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 written book review (1500 words) and presentation (10 minute) from an approved list of books concerned with creative practice (LO1, 6)
A compositional portfolio selected from discrete compositional briefs and commentaries (LO 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)


Formative assessment and feedback

The portfolio is worked on throughout the semester and is supported in terms of formative assessment and written feedback through presentations of works in progress, individual tutorials, email, and online discussion forums to discuss and explore technical, creative issues, and work in progress.

Reading list

Reading list for CREATING MUSIC WITH COMPUTERS 2B : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/cmt2003

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.