Music Technology

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Music Technology

1. The Music Technology requirements apply to students undertaking one of the following BMus degrees. Students must select the specific units set out in the relevant degree enrolment pattern.
(a) Bachelor of Music Programs: Composition for Creative Industries; Digital Music and Media; Improvised Music
(b) Bachelor of Music (Composition); Bachelor of Music (Music Education) in Composition principal study
(c) Bachelor of Music (Performance) in Drum set principal study.
CMPN1013
Creative Music Technology
3    N MUED1002
Semester 1
Semester 2
CMPN1014
Sound Recording Fundamentals
3    N CMPN2006
Semester 1
Semester 2
CMPN2007
Sound Recording Advanced
3    A Proficiency in an industry standard DAW and the ability to understand basic microphone and recording techniques.
P CMPN2006 or CMPN1014
Semester 2
CMPN2631
Electroacoustic Music
6    A Proficiency in the usage of any industry standard DAW and attendant sound transformation and diffusion software.
P MUED1002 or CMPN1013 or MUSC2653
N CMPN1631
Semester 1
CMPN2632
Computer Music Fundamentals
6    P MUED1002 OR CMPN1013 OR MUSC2653
Semester 2
CMPN2633
Computer Music Advanced
6    A computer programming in Max/MSP or similar software for sound and media.
P CMPN1632
Semester 1
CMPN3634
Interactive Media and Sound Installations
6    P CMPN1013 OR MUSC2653
C CMPN2631 OR CMPN2632


The unit makes use of interactive programming techniques and other technical skills taught in CMPN2631/2632. Enrolling concurrently in one of these subjects alongside CMPN3634 is recommended.
Semester 2
CMPN3635
Writing Music for the Moving Image
6    P MUED1002 or CMPN1013 or MUSC2653 or MUED4002
Semester 1
CMPN3636
Live Electronic Music Performance
6    A Students enrolling in this Unit of Study are expected to have previous experience with music technology, including recording and music creation software. Students will be expected to perform.
P (CMPN1013 or MUSC2653) and (CMPN1631 or CMPN1632)
Semester 1
MUSC2653
Introduction to Digital Music Techniques
6    P 18 Junior credit points
N MUSC2053


An ability to read music at a basic level and an understanding of fundamental musical terminology is an advantage in this unit of study.
Semester 1
MUSC3603
Advanced Digital Music Techniques
6    P MUSC2653


Students who do not meet the pre-requisite may seek special permission from the subject co-ordinator
Semester 2