Are you looking for a career in the music industry working as a performer, songwriter, studio musician, producer, composer, band member or music teacher? Then this performance course is for you. Box Hill Institute will provide you with the skills and experiences you need to excel in these professions.

The Bachelor of Applied Music: Performance is specifically designed to support emerging musicians build a bridge between creativity, musicianship and industry via our expert educators, extraordinary opportunities and unique experiences.

You will be mentored by highly-skilled and successful musicians in an environment that supports and encourages you to attain industry-ready skills. This is done by creating real-life artistic experiences in a supportive environment, where you will learn to apply skills and develop business vision so you graduate ready to thrive.

The Music Performance students work collaboratively with Music Business, Production and Composition students to create cross-discipline projects in an exciting and talent-rich environment, and there are many examples of successful careers already underway before graduation.

Real-life industry experiences and facilities include:

  • access to our studio facility including Sing Sing East.
  • weekly one-on-one lessons
  • real gigs in front of live audiences
  • world class writing and production suites
  • access to our internationally-renowned Artist in Residence programs
  • on campus record label Tremorverse Record
  • work in a 200+ capacity live venue
  • produce your own creative portfolio
  • choose from a range of electives to broaden your expertise
  • collaboration with Audio, Composition and Music Business students in our world-class facilities
  • be empowered to apply practical and theoretical aspects of music to real creative projects
  • access to our Analogue Synth Collection
  • study with like-minded creatives and expand your industry network
  • learn from industry professionals
  • music business training
  • FEE-HELP available for eligible students (no upfront fees)

“You just play music, and it’s a really positive experience getting to do what you love. You learn how to play at gigs and perform to the calibre that you need to when you leave the course. It’s such a good platform to establish yourself in the industry. Getting used to being in a studio and recording – it’s pretty incredible!” Ruby Moxey-Fithall – 3rd Year student

Free Online Music Theory MOOC Course (BHMT)
This Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) program is designed to assist those wishing to develop their music theory skills as a musician and also to prepare for entrance tests for accredited music courses. For more information check out Online Music Theory Studies.

Course admission profile




Course Code BAMP3
VTAC Code Box Hill-5100251372;
Study Areas Music
Study Level Undergraduate
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 3 years, (or PT equivalent)

Course Type Bachelor
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Full Tuition Fee $16,848.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees No materials fee applies
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

January (full time) and July (part time only)

Full time: 3 years or part time equivalent (you can graduate with the Associate Degree in Applied Music after 2 years of full time study) 

Classes take place on weekdays and are delivered face-to-face.

Box Hill

Year 12 VTAC applicants must:

  • have successfully completed VCE (or equivalent) with a study score of at least 20 in English (additional consideration will be given for achievement in VCE music subjects)
  • be able to demonstrate aptitude in music performance

Direct entry applicants (non-Year 12) must: 

  • be at least 19 years of age by January 1 in the year you commence
  • provide evidence of relevant academic or music industry experience and be able to demonstrate the capability to successfully complete the course
  • demonstrate an aptitude in music performance

Audition – you should prepare at least 2 contrasting works on your chosen instrument or voice. As a guide, AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent is an expected minimum entry level. The program presented should be no more than 10 minutes long and the panel will reserve the right to hear excerpts only.

You will also be asked to demonstrate technical work, attempt a sight-reading exercise and demonstrate improvisation skills. A drum kit, piano, microphone, amplifiers and stereo equipment will be provided, however instruments, leads, drumsticks or accompanists will not be provided. You may bring an accompanying band, but please advise us so that set-up time can be catered for. Alternatively, you may choose to perform solo or with a backing CD.

Musicianship test – you will be required to complete a musicianship theory test following your audition. Applicants who do not meet the entry-level musicianship theory test but meet all other entry requirements may be invited to attend an intensive Summer School course during December.

Interview – you will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.

Successful completion will enable you to apply for study our Masters of Music (Contemporary Practice) course.

VTAC application and direct entry available

Applicants completing secondary education (Year 12) or equivalent must: 

All other applicants must:

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7 and Box Hill Institute Graduate Attributes.

Graduates will have:

  • applied technical and theoretical knowledge to creativity, with deep understanding of the underlying principles and concepts needed to allow them to work in the music industry as performers, composers, recording artists and instrumental teachers
  • demonstrated cognitive skills to critically engage with the core body of theoretical and practical musical knowledge to analyse, comprehend and synthesise new information and concepts through creative output. Students will exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
  • applied knowledge and skills in order to solve both routine and complex problems in the context of musical performances and academic output.
  • First year – 12 subjects
  • Second Year – 10 subjects plus 2 electives
  • Third Year – 10 subjects plus 2 electives

Electives availability will be discussed at enrolment.

We expect to enrol between 120 and 140 students.

Code

Title

Points

MUT114 PERFORMANCE A2: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This is the second of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to develop engaged and active performers. You will receive weekly one-on-one lessons from music industry experts; attend group technique classes, and an open weekly forum. Assessment is conducted via music performance recitals, and instrumental techniques applied to musical examples. You will be challenged with a wide variety of more complex technical exercises on your principal instrument. The broad aim is to have your recital tunes memorised and well-rehearsed, with an appropriate performance of melodies/parts.

Contact hours are 1.75 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT113 PERFORMANCE A1: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Technical Test (10 minutes) 20%
Recital (15 - 20 minutes) - performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT213 PERFORMANCE A3: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This subject is the third in a stream of six subjects. You will continue to receive individual instruction on your principal instrument from music industry experts, so as to develop your technical expertise on your chosen instrument, aesthetic decision-making skills in solo performance, as well as performance planning, presentation and evaluation skills. The broad expectations are that you present advanced performance skills with a focus on varied repertoire, appropriate stage presence, and personalised arrangements.

Contact hours are 1.75 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT114 PERFORMANCE A2: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Technical Test, (15 minutes) 20%
Recital (20 - 25 minutes) - performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT214 PERFORMANCE A4: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This subject is the fourth in a stream of six subjects. You will develop varied repertoire, personalised arrangements, and appropriate stage presence in performance on your principal study instrument. You will have a variety of opportunities to perform in front of an audience, and the weekly forum provides an opportunity to interact with your peers, and learn from industry leaders.

Contact hours are 1.75 hours for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT213 PERFORMANCE A3: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Technical Test (15 minutes) 20%
Recital (20 - 25 minutes) - performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT311 PERFORMANCE B5: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the fifth of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects you will consolidate and expand your knowledge and solo or group performance skills as you continue to acquire a more extensive repertoire that reflects the diverse traditions and imperatives of our contemporary society. By third year, you will do off-campus performances, record EP's and record in our TV studio. You will also apply skills learnt in prior semesters to current situations. Additionally, you will reflect on and evaluate your own performances and skills in relation to those of others. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT212 PERFORMANCE B4: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: Improvisation 20%
Verbal Feedback on Improvisations in class 20%
Weekly Diary of Reactions to the week's class on Student Web. 10%
Repertoire presentations (performance platform) (10 minutes), including assessment of Participation, preparation, development of ensemble skills 25%
Ensemble performance, demonstrating continual work throughout the semester (20 minutes). 25%

MUT113 PERFORMANCE A1: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This is the first of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to develop engaged and active performers. You will receive weekly one-on-one lessons from music industry experts; attend group technique classes, and an open weekly forum. Assessment is conducted via music performance recitals, and instrumental techniques applied to musical examples. The broad aim is to have your recital tunes memorised and well-rehearsed, with an appropriate performance of melodies/parts.

Contact hours are 1.75 hours of practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Technical Test (10 minutes) 20%
Recital (15 - 20 minutes) - performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT211 PERFORMANCE B3: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the third of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects, you will consolidate and expand your knowledge and solo/group performance skills as you continue to acquire a more extensive repertoire that reflects diverse traditions and imperatives of our contemporary society. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT112 PERFORMANCE B2: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: Ensemble performance, demonstrating continual work throughout the semester (20 minutes) 25%
Improvisation Assessments (as assigned, will include transcription) equivalent of 1500 words 50%
Repertoire presentations (performance platform) (10 minutes), including assessment of Participation, preparation, development of ensemble skills 25%

MUT212 PERFORMANCE B4: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the fourth of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects you will consolidate and expand your knowledge, and solo/group performance skills as you continue to acquire a more extensive repertoire that reflects the diverse traditions and imperatives of our contemporary society. By second year, you will lead your own ensembles in performance, with a view to articulating your personal connection to your favourite genres. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT211 PERFORMANCE B3: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: Ensemble Class: Participation, preparation, development of ensemble skills (Ongoing Weeks) and
Final Performances 25%
Inprovisation task 1 (Melodic Minor turnaround) 10%
Improvisation Task 2: Transcription -Nature Boy 20%
Final Improvisation test: Round Midnight 20%
Repertoire presentations (performance platform) (10 minutes) 25%

MUT111 PERFORMANCE B1: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the first of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to generate well-rounded contemporary music performance skills. You will begin to develop solo and group performance skills, and master an extensive repertoire that reflects the diverse traditions and imperatives of our multicultural society. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Ensemble performance, demonstrating musicianship throughout the semester 25%
Improvisation Test 1: 3 chord blues 20%
Improvisation Test 2: Transcription: Ella Hums The Blues 10%
Improvisation Test 3: Jazz Blues "Billie’s Bounce" 20%
Performances throughout the trimester. Details will vary depending on the ensemble 25%

MUT112 PERFORMANCE B2: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the second of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects, you will gradually develop solo and group performance skills and master an extensive repertoire that reflects diverse traditions and imperatives of our multicultural society. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT111 PERFORMANCE B1: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: Improvisation Task 1: chord tones (10%)
Improvisation Task 2 (15%)
Improvisation Task 3 (25%)
Ensemble (25%)
Performance Platform Repertoire presentations (10 minutes) 25%

MUT313 PERFORMANCE A5: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This is the fifth of a six-semester sequence of Principal Study subjects. You will consolidate and extend concepts, knowledge and skills in performance, developing advanced skills in both technique and repertoire on a principal study instrument. The broad expectations are that you will have an individual approach to your repertoire, demonstrate high-level artistry and aesthetic choices, and demonstrate sophistication of time, musical language and phrasing in relation to form, bar-lines, key changes etc. You will present yourself as a clear ensemble leader.

Contact hours are 0.75 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT214 PERFORMANCE A4: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Mid-semester in-studio assessment (15 minutes) 20%
Recital (25 – 30 minutes) – performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT314 PERFORMANCE B6: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This is the final of a six-semester sequence of Principal Study subjects. You will consolidate and extend concepts, knowledge and skills in performance, developing advanced skills in both technique and repertoire on a principal study instrument. The broad expectations are that you will have an individual approach to your repertoire, demonstrate high-level artistry and aesthetic choices, and demonstrate sophistication of time, musical language and phrasing in relation to form, bar-lines, key changes etc. You will present yourself as a clear ensemble leader.

Contact hours are 0.75 hours for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT313 PERFORMANCE A5: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Mid-semester in-studio assessment (15 minutes) 20%
Recital (25 – 30 minutes) – performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT312 PERFORMANCE B6: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the final of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects you will consolidate and expand your knowledge and solo/group performance skills as you continue to acquire a more extensive personalised repertoire. By the end of third year you will do off-campus performances, record EP's and record in our TV studio. You will be developing improvisational skills to handle advanced playing situations. Additionally, you will be reflecting and evaluating your own performances and skills in relation to those of others. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT311 PERFORMANCE B5: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: 20 - 30 minute Ensemble Performance, with written work plan 25%
Improvisation tasks on prescribed tunes 30%
Transcription Assignment, equivalent of 500 words 20%
Repertoire presentations (performance platform) (10 minutes), including assessment of participation, preparation, development of ensemble skills 25%

MUS335 AUDIO C5: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES 3.0

This elective subject explores the theory of creativity in a
digital environment. Several modes for making music with technologies will be
examined. These will include the use of the computer as a musical tool, the
computer as a musical instrument and the computer as a musical medium. Philosophical
issues surrounding the use of technologies in the creative process will be
studied to reveal productive approaches to the implementation of musical ideas.
By the end of this unit, you will be able to recognise the best ways to
approach digital technology in order to express musical ideas. 

Prerequisites: None

MUS336 AUDIO C6: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES 3.0

This elective subject involves the practical application of
the theories of creativity in a digital environment that were studied in MUS335
AUDIO C5: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES. You will undertake a number of group and
individual projects involving the creation of interactive sound installations. You
will utilise and design various technological interfaces in order to amplify your
musical ideas. Through these projects, you will acquire an understanding of
several modes for making music with technologies,  including the use of the computer as a musical
tool, the computer as a musical instrument and the computer as a musical
medium.

Prerequisites: MUS335 AUDIO C5: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

MUT101 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 1 3.0

This subject is the first of a sequence of two, and is designed to equip you with the technological skills expected of those working at a professional level in the music industry today, and you will receive instruction and undertake exercises using the latest sequencing software. You will also be required to set up a web page, upload graphic (music notation) and audio files, and produce MIDI files. You will receive instruction on acoustics, the theory and practice of recording principles, microphone types and modes of operation, personal address systems, equalisation, mixing desks, digital audio theory, signal flow and effects for live performance. You will be required to edit sound waves and create digital multitrack recordings.

Contact hours are 2 hour class (part lecture/part tutorial) for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Remix assessment. Equivalent to 750 words 30%

MIDI and Sequencing Assignment, equivalent to 1250 words 70%

MUT102 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 2 3.0

This subject is the second in a sequence of two, and is designed to equip you with the technological skills expected of those working at a professional level in the music industry today. The skills and knowledge acquired in this subject are crucial to your success in other subjects. The subject will cover modules such as performance and presentation - especially when working with technology, multimedia, audio production and musical sequencing. The classes will be a combination of theory lessons, practical classes and tutorials.

Contact hours are 2 hour class (part lecture/part tutorial) for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT101 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 1
Assessment: Use sequencing software to compose/arrange a piece of music. Using global tracks, advanced drum programming, instrument design, audio recording and editing, compression and eq, insert and send fx. 30%

In-class test 20%

Create a soundtrack for a short film using Audio recordings, MIDI sequencing, mixing techniques, and film synchronising concepts. Present musical work and hand in entire Logic project file in zip format 50%

MUT135 AUDIO CONTENT C1: PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES 1 3.0

This subject is the first of two in the stream of music production elective subjects, and the focus is on production principles using the industry-standard audio production platform, Pro Tools. You will learn fundamental skills such as understanding of basic audio signal flow and gain structure, as applicable to analogue recording mediums. You will learn about the nature of sound and will be able to discuss this and other topics using correct terminology. Basic recording projects will be undertaken.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Signal Flow and Gain Structure Assignment (equivalent of 750 words) 30%
Microphone Polar Pattern Test (equivalent of 1000 words) 40%
Stereo Microphone Placement Assignment (equivalent to 750 words) 30%

MUT136 AUDIO CONTENT C2:PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES 2 3.0

This subject is the second of two in the stream of music production elective subjects. You will complete an entire multitrack recording and create a digital mix to a two track finished CD using Pro Tools. This will be achieved through a combination of class and independent work. External effects, overdubbing, dropping in techniques, compression and basic mastering will be studied. You will develop an understanding of microphone recording techniques in a studio setting. The correct positioning of microphones and the use of compression and gating for voice, guitar and drums will studied in theory and in practice.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT135 AUDIO CONTENT C1: PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES 1
Assessment: Multitrack Recording Assignment and, equivalent to 1250 words 50%
Log Book 50%

MUT235 AUDIO CONTENT C3: PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES 3 3.0

This subject is the third of four in the stream of music production elective subjects using the industry-standard audio production platform, Pro Tools. You will explore the processes used by various producers (1930s to present), and various concepts such as post production, printing effects, submixing, compressors and gates usage will be studied in detail. You will learn to position microphones appropriately for lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, and drums in a variety of simulated environments. Music Production will further build on concepts learned in the first year. Hybrid analogue and digital engineering will be studied in greater detail including tracking and mixing techniques. You will further develop an understanding of microphone recording techniques in a studio setting for instruments including voice, guitar and drums.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT136 AUDIO CONTENT C2: PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES 2
Assessment: Music Balance Assessment: practical assignment, equivalent to 1000 words 40%
Song Recording and Production Assessment, equivalent to 1500 words 60%

MUT236 AUDIO CONTENT C4: PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES 4 3.0

This subject is the final of four in the stream of music production elective subjects using the industry-standard audio production platform, Pro Tools. You will investigate the processes used by specific producers. Production processes appropriate to various musical styles, concepts of post-production, printing effects, sub-mixing, compressors and gates usage will be studied in detail. You will extend your knowledge through class discussions and research, and apply your theoretical knowledge through practical exercises. During this class you will continue to improve your skills of recording, including positioning microphones appropriately for a variety of instruments.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT235 AUDIO CONTENT C3: PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES 3
Assessment: Class Presentation, oral (10 minutes) on production topic (recording) provided by teacher 20%
Mid-semester 'check in' on final production assignment, including brief oral presentation to class, equivalent of 500 words 20%
Production Assignment and Presentation (written and oral components, equivalent of 1500 words total) 60%

MUT234 AUDIO B4: ELECTRONIC SOUND CREATION 3.0

This elective further develops your understanding of the fundamentals of sound. You will be introduced to advanced principles of the physics of sound and psychoacoustics. You will analyse complex sounds aurally and visually through appropriate computer software applications. This subject will further explore the structural components of sound waves, sound visualisation and graphing systems, and sound manipulation techniques, using sound synthesis software such as Max/MSP.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT233 AUDIO B3: ELECTRONIC SOUND CREATION
Assessment: Multi-timbral, polyphonic synthesiser patch, equivalent of 750 words 30%
Real time patch for interactive signal processing of samples, equivalent of 750 words 30%
Responsive improvisation system patch for sound creation and manipulation, equivalent of 1000 words 40%

MUT233 AUDIO B3: ELECTRONIC SOUND CREATION 3.0

This elective introduces you to the fundamentals of sound. You will be introduced to the principles of the physics of sound, and psychoacoustics. You will analyse sounds aurally and visually through appropriate computer software applications. This subject will also explore the structural components of sound waves, different sound visualisation and graphing systems, and basic sound manipulation techniques. In practical exercises, you will synthesise sounds from basic sine waves to more complex sounds, using appropriate sound synthesis software such as Max/MSP.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Workbook 10%
Practical assignment: Build a MIDI patch that will monitor, receive, generate, and send MIDI data 10%
Practical assignment: Build a MIDI sequencing patch that record, save and load MIDI sequences. Include an intuitive interface 20%
Practical assignment: Build a patch that can be used to create functional tuning systems 30%
Practical assignment: Build an automated music patch that generates musical data using Markov chains or other statistical composition methods 30%

MUT133 AUDIO B1: ELECTRONIC MUSIC HISTORY 3.0

Electronic Music History 1 is the first of two in the stream of elective subjects focussed on electronic music and interactive computer music systems. Contemporary electronic and electroacoustic music has a history of more than a century. The focus of this subject is the development of pre-digital electronic music. Examples of electroacoustic music, principal practitioners, and the technologies and influences on this music will be analysed. You will learn a variety of philosophies and genres within electroacoustic music. You will learn to recognise different artists and your works. Movements such as Musique Concrete, Elektronische Musik, Futurism, and soundscape composition will be examined.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Individual Class Oral Presentations on selected topics (10 minutes, equivalent of 500 words) 20%
Essay (500 words) 20%
Written (60 minutes) and Listening Exam (30 minutes) 60%

MUT134 AUDIO B2: ELECTRONIC MUSIC HISTORY 3.0

Electronic Music History 2 is the second two subjects focussed on electronic music and interactive computer music systems. The focus of this subject is the development of digital electronic music. Examples of electroacoustic music, principal practitioners, the technologies and influences on this music will be analysed. You will learn to recognise different artists and their works. Recent developments in electroacoustic music will be examined. Synthesisers, drum machines, off-the-shelf electronic musical gear, sampling and electronica will be examined to reveal the impact on the development of electroacoustic music. Recently composed seminal works will be studied and analysed with a view to revealing the compositional and technological processes.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: MUT133 AUDIO B1: ELECTRONIC MUSIC HISTORY
Assessment: Essay on synthesis: choose a synthesis method and write about how the technique was developed, how it works, and discuss a notable musical piece written using this technique. 750 words 30%
8-bit song - chip tune: create a musical piece using very strict guidelines to emulate the conditions of an 8-bit computer. Present the piece in class. Equivalent of 750 words 30%
Exam (Written and Listening) 1hr 40%


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