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Course Overview

Course topics will include the theory and practice of digital audio, aural awareness, and social and cultural issues related to digital audio, with extensive tutorials on basic audio hardware and software focusing on helping students establish a skill set required for the duration of their study and beyond.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Suk-jun Kim

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Music (MU) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • MU1537 Introduction to Contemporary Composition (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Course Aims
Combining key components in digital technology and musicianship, Digital Musicianship encourages music students to acquire basic digital skills that will help them explore a wide range of music making in the 21st century, through skill building in the applications of technology to the practice of music.

Main Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
Acquire basic knowledge in digital technology in music practice.
Appreciate key issues related to the music in the 21st century.
Use music software and hardware to enhance their musical learning.
Identify, utilise and explore the advantages of music technology.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

Continuous assessment (50%) as part of the 6 tutorials:
- 6 in-class assignments (5% each)
- 2 in-class project assignments (10% each)

1 two-hour written exam (50%)




1 two-hour written exam (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


The instructors will use online assignment feedback system on MyAberdeen to give feedback on the submitted in-class assignments.

Course Learning Outcomes


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