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MU5019: SPACE AND IMMERSIVE SOUND (2020-2021)

Last modified: 01 Jul 2020 09:20


Course Overview

This course explores some of the key theoretical and practical concepts and ideas in sound art and electroacoustic compositions surrounding space. Particularly, the course focuses on immersive sound technologies from their initial conceptions to the most recent development and practical applications. Specifically, the course will introduce practical solutions in multichannel compositions and other types of immersive sound technologies, including ambisonics, that can be used in electronic music composition.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Suk-jun Kim

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Master of Music or Master of Music in Sonic Arts

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will explore theoretical and practical aspects of immersive sound technologies that can be used in electronic music and other new media.
By the end of the course, students will:

Be able to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and understanding of space in electronic music and immersive sound technologies;

Be able to acquire a wide range of practical and technical possibilities in immersive sound technologies;

Have a thorough understanding of the use of space in electronic music as well as a practical knowledge in immersive sound technologies, including ambisonic sound;

Be able to create a portfolio of electronic compositions based on immersive sound technologies.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8 - 12, 14 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Project

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Feedback

Project = A portfolio of one composition and one commentary - 3000 words

Feedback - Intructor's oral anf written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandBe able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of historical and theoretical background in spatial music
ProceduralApplyHave a sufficient level of theoretical and practical knowledge in key techniques for sound specialisation and immersive sound
ReflectionCreateBe able to design, develop, and realise an original and creative sound composition using spatial and immersive sound techniques

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

resubmission of project, if failed or 4,000 word essay of other component failed

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyHave a sufficient level of theoretical and practical knowledge in key techniques for sound specialisation and immersive sound
ReflectionCreateBe able to design, develop, and realise an original and creative sound composition using spatial and immersive sound techniques
ConceptualUnderstandBe able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of historical and theoretical background in spatial music

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