- Code MUSI6009
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Music
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Music
- Areas of interest Music, Digital Humanities
Music and Digital Media is an interdisciplinary course focussing on the business, cultural context and scientific nature of the [inter]relationship between music and media. The course blends theoretical perspectives on digital music formats, production, consumption and dissemination with practical workshops on audio and music editing, sound recording and coding for online music and media platforms. Such is the evolutionary nature of music in the digital age that study topics may vary. Current course content includes: a short history of music and digitisation, intellectual property, copyright and ethics; massively collaborative online music production and distribution; case study analyses of music for gaming, music 'apps' and crowd funding for music projects; digital audio visual curation techniques; and, the 'place' of music in social networks, media players and blogs. Learning and teaching activities include lectures, tutorials, practical lab sessions and workshops. Students are assessed on a portfolio of practical work, to include: an individually constructed e-CV; a music current affairs podcast for public broadcast; and, a written essay on an individually negotiated topic.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- communicate the ethical implications of music, digitisation and media dissemination via a demonstrated understanding of intellectual property;
- complete a podcast recording to a professional standard on an appropriate topic suitable for public broadcast;
- generate and synthesise a digital file integrating multimedia elements including audio, video and images; and
- critically evaluate current issues surrounding music and digital media from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Music Current Affairs Group Podcast - 20 minutes. (50) [LO 2,4]
- e-CV with integrated multimedia elements including audio, video and images. (30) [LO 3]
- Individual written essay on negotiated topic (4000 words) (20) [LO 1,4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of tutorials; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsBurkart, P. and McCourt, T. (2006) Digital Music Wars: Ownership and Control of the Celestial Jukebox.
Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.
Colligan, P. (2013) Podcast Strategies: How To Podcast. San Diego, CA: You Everywhere Now, LLC.
Creeber, G. and Martin, R. (eds.) (2009) Digital Cultures - Understanding New Media. New York: McGraw Hill/ Open University Press.
Kusek, D. and Leonhard, G. (2005) The Future of Music. Boston: Berklee.
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