Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CAMS104
Subject Name Introduction to Music Production
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites CAMS103
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assignment - In-class test 20% Performance 40% Portfolio 40%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 3 hr practical per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Guy Freer
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Guy Freer
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This subject provides an introduction to music production using desktop sampling and sequencing tools for studio and live performance contexts. Hardware and software interface concepts are explored along with an introduction to software synthesis. The different challenges and opportunities presented by live performance and studio production are identified and examined alongside a survey of approaches to the composition, arrangement and preparation of musical materials. Through a combination of critical analysis and practical work, the subject provides a broad introduction to music composition, arranging and production in digital audio workstation (DAW) environments.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of music production and live performance interface concepts
2. understand the fundamental differences in approach between live and studio music production
3. demonstrate a capacity to use software synthesisers, music sequencers and loop based production tools in live and studio contexts
4. compose, prepare and execute a live music performance using software tools and hardware controllers
5. compose, prepare and deliver a recording produced with DAW sequencing and sampling technologies
6. demonstrate an historical, aesthetic and conceptual understanding of the development and contemporary practice of electronic and digital music.

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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