Computer Music Fundamentals (CMPN1632)


This unit will focus on interactive and algorithmic composition based on formal processes to create music with computers. This unit investigates an interactive graphical programming environment for music, audio and media called Max, allowing the composer to program and implement interactive music processes quickly and with varying levels of sophistication, thus encouraging the student to explore real-time creative possibilities of digital music technology.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


2 hr lect/wk, 1 hr lab class.


2 programming assignments (2x25%), final project (50%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


MUED1002 or MUSC2653

Additional Information

Students who don't have the prerequisite, but have prior computer programming experience can apply to the Coordinator for permission to enrol.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.