Specialisation

Sub-major - Sound Technology Studies

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1039.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.


Related Courses

1659.2 Bachelor of Music

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


In 2018 this specialisation replaced by SM1127 - Music Production Studies. The Sound Technology Studies sub-major provides students from outside the Music program with a comprehensive introduction to current practice in the fields of music and sound production for sound design, composition and performance. Two foundation level units examine the fundamentals of acoustics, stereo recording and mixing, MIDI systems and sequencing, sound synthesis, and composition utilising environmental sound. Technical concepts are contextualised within a survey of electroacoustic music and sonic arts practice. Having completed the foundation units, students may select any two of the subsequent units which examine studio techniques, new performance technologies, and composition and design for screen media, respectively.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Ian Stevenson

Sub-major Structure

Student must complete 40 credit points as follows

Compulsory Units

101526 Introduction to Sound Technologies
101538 Sound Synthesis and the Sound Environment

Choose two of

101527 Introduction to the Sound Studio
101537 Sound Technologies and Machine Musicianship
101535 Sound and Performance: Expanded Practice
101536 Sound Composition for Screen Media


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