• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Music
  • Major code MTEC-MAJ

With a strong emphasis on research-led teaching, the Music Technology Major qualifies students with diverse theoretical and practical skill sets of professional-level music recording, as applied to recording studio practice, field recording and online music production. Drawing upon cutting-edge, 21st Century scholarship in digital music, as well as wider theoretical debates in the digital humanities, the Music Technology Major examines the impact of multimedia, interdisciplinary art forms and communications technologies on music that have arisen from the digital revolution. Students will have the opportunity to pursue studies in: music technology history and praxis; sound archiving; cyberculture; music business; the art and science of sound recording; examples of digital music performance, composition and production; critical theory of technology; and, music technology and its relationship to the wider digital humanities. Additionally, students may choose to customize their Music Technology Major by participating in the Australian National Internships Program and/ or developing their own focused music technology project. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Summarise key historical, theoretical, cultural and praxial conceptspertaining to music technology.
  2. Complete professional recording and production sessions for multitrackrecordings, field recordings and online media.
  3. Theorise the future theoretical and practical implications ofdigitisation on the performance, composition and recording of music.
  4. Create digital music files informed by a historical, theoretical,cultural and practical comprehension of the production, dissemination, economyand reception of music.
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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

24 units from the completion of the following course(s):

MUSI1110 - Introduction to Music Technology (6 units)

MUSI1510 - Materials of Music: Sound, Perception and Documentation (6 units)

MUSI2209 - Music Recording and Production Techniques (6 units)

MUSI3309 - Music and Digital Media (6 units)

24 units from the completion of the following course(s):

MUSI2205 - Music Project (6 units)

MUSI3317 - Popular Music: In Culture and in Context (6 units)

MUSI3318 - Sound Archiving (6 units)

MUSI2226 - Composition for Film and Video Games (6 units)

MUSI2227 - Music, Sound and the Moving Image

MUSI3321 - Songwriting - Concepts and Craft

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