• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Music
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Creative Arts, Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Samantha Bennett
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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This course introduces students to the fundamentals of mixing and audio production through lectures, workshops and creative participation.  Weekly assignments include the analysis, mixing and remixing the music of a wide variety of artists ranging from Radiohead, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Linkin Park and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Queen, the Beatles, and Led Zeppelin.

The course also introduces the students to the industry-standard software Logic Pro X and makes regular use of the School of Music’s own cutting-edge music technology lab.  A strong emphasis on practical application, this course will equip students with the underpinning knowledge required for the progression into the world of professional sound recording and music production.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Complete professional quality mixes to an advanced level using Logic Pro X software.
  2. Compose or remix simple 64 measure compositions.
  3. Operate music software programs to a high degree for the purpose of advanced creative research.
  4. Communicate their creative decisions and articulate them in relationship to the historical body of musical works.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Creative Research Project 1 (15%) [Learning Outcomes - 1, 2 and 3] (15) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Exegesis 1 (Written Essay accompanying Project 1) - 2000 words (15%) [Learning Outcome - 4] (15) [LO 4]
  3. Creative Research Project 2 (10%) [Learning Outcomes - 1, 2 and 3] (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. Exegesis 2 (Written Essay accompanying Project 2) - 1500 words (10%) [Learning Outcome - 4] (10) [LO 4]
  5. Final Project (50%) [Learning Outcomes - 1 and 3] (50) [LO 1,3]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures or studio/laboratory workshops and 12 hours of tutorials; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MUSI1110.

Prescribed Texts

None specified

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3303 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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