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MU2004   Electronic Music

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm Mon, Thu and Fri

This is a practical module offering students the opportunity to work in small groups in the Music Centre's studio to create music from electronic sources. Accompanying lectures and seminars examine the history of electronic music, amplified music and computer music and look at works by significant composers and innovators who have worked in these genres, from Stockhausen to Jimi Hendrix. The module also offers tuition in music software packages such as Sibelius, Logic and Reaper. No prior experience in electronic music is necessary in order to take the module, but some knowledge of music notation or music theory would be advantageous.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture, 1 seminar and 1 practical class per week. 1 fortnightly tutorial.

Scheduled learning hours: 38

Guided independent study hours: 162

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100% (an electronic composition weighted at 70% of the overall grade, and an essay weighted at 30%).


Module coordinator: Dr J A Kemp
Module teaching staff: Team taught