Introduction to Digital Music Techniques (MUSC2653)


This unit is an introduction to the use of digital sound and music in creative and multimedia contexts. It is a practical course in which students are introduced to tools of sound creation and manipulation. Students will undertake creative projects as a means to learning. In addition, participants will be exposed to a number of approaches to electroacoustic music across the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Further unit of study information


2 hr lecture/demonstration/wk


Sound recording and editing assignment (30%); creative assignments (60%); online assessments, attendance and participation (10%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


18 Junior credit points



Additional Information

An ability to read music at a basic level and an understanding of fundamental musical terminology is an advantage in this unit of study.

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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.