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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUC6XXX

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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1655 2007-04-10
    Department College Budget Account Number
    School of Music FA 24020010000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael Timpson 42311

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MUC 6XXX Electronic Music: Computer Music Research

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Computer Music Research
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    MUC 6445


    Course Description

    For advanced students already experienced in Electronic Music, this class focuses on creative and research techniques in Computer Music, with special emphasis in multimedia collaboration across disciplines.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course covers the most up-date-topics in Computer Music. It is part of a proposal for a new M.M. music concentration in Electro-Acoustic Music. While the prerequisite courses give the students comprehensive knowledge about available equiptment in

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    A mentioned in the previous this course is a required element of a proposal for a new M.M. music concentration in Electro-Acoustic Music. There is already many graduate students looking to continue passed the current offerings as demonstrated by past enrollment in this course when it was offered as a Special Topics course (see next question.) This course will not only service Electro-Acoustic Music majors, but also (as past enrollment predicts) graduate music majors in Music Education, Music Theory, Conducting, Jazz Studies, and (especially) Composition, as well as majors in Engineering, Computer Science, and Fine Arts.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, MUS 5905 Computer Music Research

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Graduate Degree in Composition and/or Electronic Music (or similar discipline) with advanced professional experience in Composition, Electronic Music, and Computer Music Technology.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The objectives will of this course will be to:

    1) Understand historical and recent trends in Electro-Acoustic Music from both the academic and creative level.

    2) Apply this knowledge in both research and composition.

    3) Demonstrate to others, through recordings, compositions, papers, demonstrations, etc., the use and application of Electro-Acoustic Music Techniques.

    4) Understand the maintenance and administration of an Electronic Music Studio, applied through practical experience in SYCOM.

    5) Study and demonstrate the pedagogy of Electronic Music.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will demonstrate an ability to compose advanced electronic compositions at a high musical level with special emphasis in the interactive music. Students will also show a comprehensive ability to research and present electronic music compositions by other composers in the field. They will also develop the ability to build, maintain, and administer and electronic music study and gain practical experience in teaching for the discipline.

    C. Major Topics

    Electronic Music

    Computer Music Technology

    Electro-Acoustic Composition

    D. Textbooks

    Composing Interactive Music: Techniques and Ideas Using Max, Todd Winkler, MIT Press, 2001

    The Csound Book, Richard Boulanger, MIT Press, 2000

    The Computer Music Tutorial, Curtis Roads, MIT Press, 2000 (5th printing)

    Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and Performance, Dodge/Jerse, Macmillan, 1997

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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