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Lismore Session 1,  1 Session 1,  1

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Provides an introduction to the operation of music equipment commonly found in the music industry, Emphasis is placed on providing students with the basic skills required to operate standard contemporary music technology systems, in particular, live sound reinforcement systems and computer-based digital audio recording systems.

Unit content

  • Occupational health and safety
  • The nature of sound
  • Overview of contemporary music technology
  • Overview of specific music computer applications
  • Music computer operation and practical techniques.
  • Pre-production, set-up and operation of sound reinforcement technology
  • Staging, fold back and front of house practices
  • Signal flow, cables and connectors
  • Introduction to digital multi-track audio recording
  • Terminology and specifications

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the theory and terminology of sound and audio technology
2 Demonstrate a basic understanding of contemporary music digital audio recording systems and techniques
3 Demonstrate a basic competence in the operation of computer music systems and applications.
4 Set up and operate basic sound reinforcement systems

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the theory and terminology of sound and audio technology
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of contemporary music digital audio recording systems and techniques
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. Demonstrate a basic competence in the operation of computer music systems and applications.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. Set up and operate basic sound reinforcement systems
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.